HockeyApp is being retired

2019-11-16

The time has come to say goodbye. Last year, we announced the transition from HockeyApp to Visual Studio App Center, a single solution for continuously building, testing, releasing, and monitoring your apps.

All HockeyApp user and organization accounts have already switched to App Center. For apps that haven’t been moved to App Center yet, we will start moving them over automatically. It will take us a few months to complete the move of all apps. During that time, you can still move apps manually by yourself.

We’re working to close a small number of feature gaps listed on our public roadmap. Apps blocked by any of those feature gaps will remain active and accessible in HockeyApp until the gap is resolved.

If you have questions, please contact us.

HockeyApp Transition to App Center October Update

2019-11-08

HockeyApp October update

App Center is still closing important feature gaps as HockeyApp is in the process of transitioning to App Center. See what we’ve been working on in October and learn more about what we’ve committed to on our roadmap.

The updates we’ve made in the last month:

  • Switched the distribution group management for orgs to App Center
  • API to upload custom crashes
  • Diagnostics support for iOS extensions
  • Link to a specific version for your testers

Switched the distribution group management for organizations to App Center

Screenshot of the UI to manage a shared distribution group The last missing piece in the transition of user management was to make organization distribution groups fully controllable in App Center. No action is required from your end.

Upload custom crashes via API

Screenshot of the custom crash upload documentation Upload custom crash reports if you prefer not to use the App Center SDK or if you develop for a different platform. The forwarding of custom crashes from HockeyApp to App Center will also be available soon, as well as support for the Custom app type.

Diagnostics support for iOS extensions

Screenshot of the SDK release on GitHub With the latest release of the App Center Apple SDKs we’ve added support to catch crashes in app extensions. Get started or update to version 2.5.1.

Link to a specific version for your testers

Screenshot of a deeplink to a specific version Directly link to a release on the download page. Get the link from the respective release in the App Center portal.

The features listed on our roadmap will be closed before HockeyApp transitions into App Center. More information on what’s coming next is listed on our iteration plan for October.

Leverage the full App Center potential, start moving your apps!

HockeyApp Transition to App Center September Update

2019-10-08

HockeyApp September update

App Center is closing important feature gaps as HockeyApp is transitioning to App Center later this year. See what we’ve been working on in September and learn more about what we’ve committed to on our roadmap.

The updates we’ve made in the last month:

  • Switched the owner management of organizations
  • Support Carthage in the App Center Apple SDKs
  • Sparkle feeds for macOS and Windows

Switched the owner management of organizations

Screenshot of the UI to change the role of a collaborator in an organization HockeyApp organizations are now equal in functionality to App Center organizations. Manage admins (owners), collaborators and members of your HockeyApp organization in App Center.

Support Carthage in the App Center Apple SDKs

Screenshot of the latest SDK release on GitHub Version 2.4.0 of the App Center SDK now supports the much-requested Carthage integration. Check out the latest version or read about how to integrate the SDK via Carthage.

Sparkle feeds for macOS and Windows

Screenshot of the Sparkle website App Center now supports Sparkle feeds for macOS and Windows. They work similar as in HockeyApp. Read more about how to access them in our documentation.

The features listed on our roadmap will be closed before HockeyApp transitions into App Center. More information on what’s coming next is listed on our iteration plan for October.

Leverage the full App Center potential, start moving your apps!

HockeyApp Transition to App Center August Update

2019-09-04

HockeyApp August update

App Center is closing important feature gaps as HockeyApp is transitioning to App Center later this year. See what we’ve been working on in July and learn more about what we’ve committed to on our roadmap.

The updates we’ve made in the last month:

  • Add Collaborators to your organization
  • First-class WinForms and WPF support
  • Upload .dmg and .pkg for macOS apps
  • App Center SDK detects low memory signal

Add Collaborators to your organization

HockeyApp organizations can now use the “Collaborators” functionality in App Center and leverage a more granular control over the user level management of your organization. Screenshot of the UI to add Collaborators to an organization

First-class WinForms and WPF support

Screenshot of WPF and WinForms crashes with Clippy We’re very happy to finally add distribute, analytics and diagnostics support for your WPF and WinForms apps targeting either .NET Framework or .NET Core.

Upload .dmg and .pkg for macOS apps

Screenshot of the upload dialog in App Center which shows .dmg and .pkg as an option Upload .dmg and .pkg files for your macOS apps via the UI, API or fastlane plugin and distribute them to your testers.

App Center SDK detects low memory signal

Screenshot that shows an Android crash triggered by a low memory warning It’s now possible to detect low memory signals in your app via the App Center SDK for Android, iOS, React Native, Unity, UWP and Xamarin.

Please note that we won’t transition HockeyApp into App Center until the features tracked on our roadmap are completed. More information on what’s coming next is listed on our iteration plan for September.

Leverage the full App Center potential, start moving your apps!

HockeyApp Transition to App Center July Update

2019-08-01

HockeyApp July update

App Center is closing important feature gaps as HockeyApp is transitioning to App Center later this year. See what we’ve been working on in July and find out more about the things we’ve committed to on our roadmap.

The updates we’ve made in the last month:

  • Move apps from HockeyApp to App Center
  • Filter crashes by build number
  • Create tvOS apps

Move Apps from HockeyApp to App Center

Today, your data is synced from HockeyApp to App Center, however, apps are not fully capable of all the App Center functionality and still originate in HockeyApp. We’re excited to announce that it’s now possible to move your apps. Cut the cord and get full control over them in App Center. Move Apps from HockeyApp to App Center Crashes and Analytics data from the HockeySDK will still be collected. Start to move your apps from the HockeyApp Transition Center.

Filter Crash Groups by Build Number

As requested by many, it’s now possible to filter crash groups by build number. Get a more granular picture of your app and validate that your latest build fixes the issue. Simply select the version and the corresponding build you want to filter by. Filter Crash Groups by Build Number

Create tvOS Apps

The App Center SDK now supports collecting crash reports and analytics data for tvOS. Create your tvOS app on App Center and integrate the SDK to get started. Create tvOS apps

Please note that we won’t transition HockeyApp into App Center until the features tracked on our roadmap are completed. More information on what’s coming next is tracked on our iteration plan for August.

Leverage the full App Center potential, start moving your apps!