App Center Blog

The latest news, updates and information for mobile developers using Visual Studio App Center

The Ship List: Visual Studio App Center November Edition

It is hard to believe that it has been a full year since we announced the general availability of Visual Studio App Center. It has been an exciting year for our team as we have learned how you use App Center, listened to your feedback and shipped new features. App Center has come a long way in the past year, and we are excited to share with you some of our most recent updates to the product

Better Player Engagement with Push Notifications in Unity Apps

In the world of mobile development, the ability to send targeted push notifications is one of the tools available to developers to help connect with users. In games, a well-timed push notification can deepen player engagement and increase daily active sessions. Adding and supporting push notifications has become so common that it could be ...

A Year in Visual Studio App Center Test

(image)     Our team is proud of what we brought you with Visual Studio App Center’s physical device testing service in 2018, which included greatly exceeding 3,000 physical devices in our lab, same-day operating system updates for iOS/Android, and seamless upgrades from Xamarin Test Cloud to App Center. If automated UI testing ...

Cheers to New CodePush Features

(image)     As we close out 2018, our team is still busy delivering useful new additions to Visual Studio App Center for you. Today, I’ll be highlighting the addition of three all-new CodePush features: Install Metrics and Update Metadata in the App Center CLI, Deployment Management in the App Center Portal, and our re-try ...

HockeyApp’s Exciting Future in Visual Studio App Center

(image)     Over the last month, we’ve been excited to welcome thousands of new HockeyApp customers to Visual Studio App Center. As you may have read, last month we shared that HockeyApp will fully transition to App Center on November 16, 2019. Over this coming year, HockeyApp customers will discover all the benefits of App ...

A New Year Ahead – the HockeyApp Cutover Experience

(image)     In 2017, we announced that HockeyApp features and functionality would move to Visual Studio App Center, a single solution for continuously build ing, testing, releasing, and monitoring your apps and recently shared that HockeyApp will fully transition to App Center on November 16, 2019. In order to deliver a seamless ...

The Easy-to-Use and Modular App Center SDK

(image) App Center supports a client SDK that is important to onboard to our services like Analytics, Diagnostics, and Push notifications. These SDKs are open source on GitHub, designed with a modular architecture, and easy-to-use APIs to make sure developers have an easy on-boarding experience. App Center supports a wide variety of SDK ...

Surging – Remote Teams Working Together in Person for a Week to Make Magic.

(image) Visual Studio App Center has a globally distributed team. We have teams from South Korea, India, USA, Denmark and more. With our distributed nature, we have used all the electronic tools and processes we can to try and enable all of our team members to have a great working experiences and be highly productive, regardless of time zone...

Visual Studio App Center’s GitHub App: The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer

(image) It has been a big year for both Visual Studio App Center and GitHub. Best of all was some of the work we did together! Earlier this year, App Center brought to you the Visual Studio App Center app in the GitHub Marketplace. GitHub users can take advantage of a tailored continuous integration (CI) solution for mobile apps directly from...