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 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!

Deprecation of TLS 1.0 and 1.1

2019-07-07

HockeyApp is deprecating support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 as part of our continuous efforts to improve security for our customers. Support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 will be discontinued on September 1st and clients will be obligated to connect to HockeyApp with TLS version 1.2 or greater.

To Enable TLS 1.2 for Android 4.x devices you have to update the HockeySDK to the latest available version (5.2.0).

Thanks, HockeyApp. App Center Will Take It From Here.

2018-11-16

App Center developer heroes working

One year ago, we announced Visual Studio App Center as the future of HockeyApp. During this journey we listened to you and have continued to improve App Center in every way. We started out with the next generation of your favorite HockeyApp services: distribution, crash reporting and analytics, and added new services exclusive to App Center: Build, Test and Push Notifications. But we didn’t stop there. We continued to build new features that make you even more productive.

Today, after months of work and refinement, we are announcing that HockeyApp will complete its transition fully to App Center in one year on November 16, 2019. We know you are busy building amazing apps, so we have focused on making this transition experience smooth and seamless for you.

Making the Move to App Center

The best migration experience is no migration experience. To make this transition easy, we’ve already started continuously syncing your apps between HockeyApp and App Center. We’ll help you complete the rest of your transition to App Center over the next year:

Today

Get started in App Center right away to start exploring the next generation of HockeyApp services. In App Center, you’ll find your HockeyApp apps ready to go: you can get your work done in App Center through the side-by-side experience, or continue using HockeyApp as you normally would.

Early 2019

While your apps have been migrated to App Center, your data is still tied to HockeyApp. Starting in early 2019, you will be able to complete your migration by moving all of your apps fully to App Center. This will remove the syncing with HockeyApp, and will give you full control of your apps in App Center. You’ll be able to finish moving all your apps whenever you’re ready until November 16, 2019.

November 16, 2019

After this date, all HockeyApp customers will use the next generation of Distribution, Crash Reporting, and Analytics services in App Center and HockeyApp will no longer be accessible. We’re excited about HockeyApp’s future in App Center, and can’t wait for you to experience all the new features in App Center that will greatly improve your ability to quickly deliver high-quality apps!

Follow our transition plan for the latest updates.

The Future is Familiar

Our focus since we launched App Center has been to not only bring you the same great experience you had in HockeyApp, but we strive to exceed your expectations. Every day, our team has been focused on delivering on that vision. Today in App Center, you can not only continue distributing your builds to testers, dig into crash reports and view user download analytics as you do in HockeyApp, but you can also utilize App Center’s new Build, Test and Push services.

Get to the answers you care about faster with the beautiful improved analytics dashboard. Stop having to manually manage iOS provisioning profiles every time a new tester is added to your app. With auto-provisioning we auto-magically handle it for you. We’ve built tons of other new features to help you build better apps faster - from integrations with the public app stores, to handled exceptions and crash event breadcrumbs, to CodePush hotfixes and so much more. We’re excited for you to join the thousands of HockeyApp developers already experiencing the future of app development in App Center!

We’ll Be With You Every Step of the Way

App Center developer heroes

In the last eight years, a core part of our journey with HockeyApp and now App Center, was the close relationship with you, our customers and fellow developers. As you begin your transition, we’ll be with you every step of the way. Our engineers are standing by in App Center and are ready to help answer your questions or assist you with a smooth setup. We’ve built App Center with some great features so far, but this is only the beginning. Please keep sharing your feedback and feature requests so we can continue building the future of App Center together. We’re excited about HockeyApp’s future in App Center and look forward to having you join us on this journey. See you in App Center!

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