My thanks to Microsoft for sponsoring last week’s DF RSS feed to promote their new App Center — a continuous integration, delivery, and feedback service for iOS and MacOS developers. App Center lets you automate your development release cycle in minutes by connecting to your GitHub or Bitbucket repository. After pushing new code, you can automatically build your app on App Center’s Mac cloud machines, run automated UI tests on thousands of real iOS devices in their hosted device lab, distribute your builds to testers or to the App Store, and monitor your app with advanced crash reporting and analytics.
App Center is the next generation of HockeyApp and Xamarin Test Cloud. The basic HockeyApp and Xamarin Test Cloud features like beta distribution, crash reporting, and UI testing got a revamped user interface, and Microsoft added new features for build, analytics, and push notifications.
You can use these features together, or integrate just the features of App Center you need using open-sourced SDKs and APIs. Spend less time on drudgery, and more time on your app. Sign up now.
★ Sunday, 17 December 2017