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

App Center Team

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 GitHub.

A Magical Start

We believe in making mobile development easier. So easy that we brought the experience to you in the workflow you are already used to. Simply open a pull request in a repository with a mobile project, and see the App Center GitHub Marketplace app automatically suggested to you to enhance your workflow. It’s never been easier to get from code to continuous!

Onboarding Your Mobile Apps

Developers building iOS, Android, Xamarin, and React Native apps can get started onboarding apps through a PR or by installing the app from the GitHub Marketplace. Once installed and authorized to have access to specific or all repos, App Center guides you through the rest. Choose your repo and confirm the details to kick off a build.

Confidently merge code after seeing the build results from each pull request directly from GitHub.

Build, Test, Distribute, and More!

Configuring CI from GitHub is just the beginning when it comes to App Center. Take your app lifecycle to the next level with automated UI testing on real devices and automated distribution to your beta testers, public groups, or directly to the store. App Center’s SDK puts important information such as crashes and usage at your fingertips. Continuously improve your app based off of real data to provide the best experience to your users.

Install the App Center GitHub app now and keep checking in on our Holiday Blog Series!


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