App Center Blog

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

Guest Blog | Your Guide to Getting Feedback Fast and Building Better Apps

This is a special guest post from Marco Kuiper, Consultant at Info Support and blogger at Marcofolio.net.   Many developers are good at building things right, but far fewer are skilled at building the right thing. While you need a strong idea of what problem you’re solving for your users (and why and how), you can’t rely on vision and...

Guest Blog | Your Guide to Getting Feedback Fast and Building Better Apps

This is a special guest post from Marco Kuiper, Consultant at Info Support and blogger at Marcofolio.net.   Many developers are good at building things right, but far fewer are skilled at building the right thing. While you need a strong idea of what problem you’re solving for your users (and why and how), you can’t rely on vision and...

Guest Blog | Zero to App in 20 Minutes: Build Your First Chat App with Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio App Center, and Rapid

This is a special guest post from David Drobik, co-founder at Rapid. Until recently, we had only one option for communicating with friends, family, and colleagues from our mobile phones: Short Messaging System (SMS). Now, though, we don’t have to limit our communication to 160 characters (the SMS max per message, in case you don’t ...

Guest Blog | A Mobile DevOps Retrospective, Part III: Measurement, the Last Mile

This is Part III in a special guest series from Greg Shackles, Principal Engineer at Olo. New to the series? Start here.   In my last post, I shared how automation, one of DevOps’ key concepts, frees our team to solve real problems, and how it’s created a cross-team “culture of ownership.” Everyone—from our developers to ...

Guest Blog | A Mobile DevOps Retrospective Part II: Automation

Visual Studio Mobile Center is now Visual Studio App Center. Learn more here.   This is Part II in a special guest series from Greg Shackles, Principal Engineer at Olo. New to the series? Start here. As I wrote in my last post, DevOps is (1) more than tooling, (2) crucial to mobile app development, (3) rarely done, and (4) worth it. ...

Guest Blog | A Mobile DevOps Retrospective Part I: 150+ Apps Later

Visual Studio Mobile Center is now Visual Studio App Center. Learn more here.   This is a special guest post from Greg Shackles, Principal Engineer at Olo. It’s hard to go more than a few minutes before seeing some mention of “DevOps,” whether it be in an article, a conference talk, or a job spec. It’s taken the development world...

Guest Blog | Fixing Disasters ASAP with Instant Updates

Visual Studio Mobile Center is now Visual Studio App Center. Learn more here.   This is a special guest post from Michael Hayes, co-founder of Add Jam and Pocket Leap. Web developers have one big advantage over mobile developers: when users report a bug in the latest update, if we react fast we can push out a fix in no time, and on the ...

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