Visual UI Testing for Android Apps with Espresso and Studio App Center

This is a guest post from Daniel Puterman, engineering lead at Applitools. Suppose you’ve built a new Android app and want to build some visual test automation scripts to ensure that it appears correctly on the devices it might run on. Not all the Android devices out there — just the top 20 for now….


From Code to Google Play: Release your Apps Automatically with Continuous Delivery

We are embracing a world where thermostats automatically adjust and sprinklers automatically water, why shouldn’t your releases be automated? Continuous delivery is a natural extension of continuous integration. It allows you to develop faster, collect feedback earlier, and ultimately produce happier customers. We have received feedback from numerous customers asking for the capability of releasing…


The Ship List: Visual Studio App Center June Update

Intro With June closing out, we also come to the end of the industry’s spring conference schedule. After multiple developer events around the world we have a vision of the future of mobile and the exciting new things to come. We joined many of you in the developer community at AltConf and, along with it,…


Distribute Android Apps Faster with Visual Studio App Center

Whether you’re working on an early proof of concept, or a beta of an Android app used by hundreds of millions of people around the world, the ability to get your app in the hands of testers is a critical part of the product development cycle. Being able to quickly iterate, distribute, measure, and learn…


iOS Development Course: Learn How to Automate Your iOS Development Lifecycle

Course co-authors, Adrian Stevens and Mark Taparauskas, also contributed to this blog post. Building great Objective-C and Swift apps that your customers can rely on takes time and effort. It’s important to test early (and often) to verify new code works as expected and doesn’t accidently break existing features. Once your users have your app,…


Announcing Auto-Provisioning: Build and Distribute Apps Faster

Getting your app onto your own device, or in the hands of potential testers, can be one of the most time-consuming challenges when developing an iOS app. To install an app on a single device, you must register the device with Apple and sign the app with the relevant provisioning profile. While this isn’t much…


The Ship List: Visual Studio App Center May Update

  May has been an exciting month for the Visual Studio App Center team, full of events, new updates, and the start of summer in Seattle. As covered in our recap post, Microsoft Build was a busy event for our team, with some big announcements shared with the community. Between our announced partnership with GitHub,…


Webhooks and Email Notifications in Visual Studio App Center Build

We’re excited to announce the launch of build status notifications for Visual Studio App Center! Based on your feedback, we know some of you are customizing your build definitions to notify your team about the build status. Now you can say goodbye to these custom steps and simply use the email and webhook notifications feature…


Microsoft and GitHub Present: A Solution for Mobile CI

Microsoft and GitHub are continuing to empower developers with great tools so they can ship high-quality apps faster and with greater confidence. The new Visual Studio App Center app in the GitHub Marketplace provides mobile developers with a powerful Continuous Integration (CI) experience tailored for GitHub users. With a CI solution at their fingertips, iOS,…