Testing Xamarin Applications with Visual Studio App Center

This is a guest post by Slava Chernikoff, Principal Engineer at Binwell. Frequent testing of your software is a key to success. As mentioned in my previous article “Mobile CI/CD 101” it’s not easy to cover an entire mobile application with just regular unit tests. Most mobile applications depend on the user interface and platform-specific…


The Ship List: Visual Studio App Center September Edition

September has come and gone all to quickly for us on the Visual Studio App Center team. Like many of you, we were excited to learn about the latest mobile software and hardware updates coming to both consumers as well as developers. We have also spent time continuing to ship even more improvements to the…


Automatically Protect Your App with Visual Studio App Center and Intune

With App Center and Intune, you can already publish line of business (LOB) to a company store. While this is a great first step for enterprises to publish to a safe, company-authorized store so that employees can download LOB apps, many companies require additional security to safeguard company data in apps and on user’s multiple…


Scaling Your Distribution Workflow with Shared Groups and AAD support

/>We’re happy to announce two brand new features that we think will change the way you distribute your apps and manage your testers: Shared Groups and AAD Support. App Center strives to make distributing your release to your user’s devices a simple, fast, and easy process. One of the core problems that exist within the…


Announcing Extension-less XCUITest Support in Visual Studio App Center Test for iOS 12

In today’s fast-moving mobile world, we know that it’s important to deliver a high-quality experience on the latest platforms and operating systems. Our team works tirelessly to support every new version of iOS in our real device lab. Keeping this tradition, Visual Studio App Center is pleased to announce launch day support for iOS 12…


The Ship List: App Center August Update

Intro Summer is wrapping up here in Seattle and August has come to a close. Like many of you during the summer months, members of the App Center team have taken the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, swimming, barbequing and soaking in the sunlight before the cooler, cloudy weather arrives in the fall. With that…


Mobile CI/CD 101

This is a guest post by Slava Chernikoff, Principal Engineer at Binwell. Mobile DevOps falls under the umbrella of enterprise DevOps, since mobile applications are primarily a user interface for interacting with external IT systems. Mobile teams tend to have a much smaller scale, however, plus has its own unique challenges in multiple platforms and…


Top 5 Mobile App Security Failures and How To Prevent Them

This is a guest post by Brian C Reed, Chief Mobility Officer at NowSecure. In the race to get innovative new mobile apps or cool new features added to existing mobile apps out the door faster, secure coding practices in mobile app development aren’t always at the top of every developer’s list. In fact, our…


Visual Studio App Center Test: Android 9 Pie Support, 3000+ Real Devices, Improved Test Notifications and More

Android 9 Pie
Android 9 Pie

  Have Your Dessert First: Test Your App on Android 9 Pie today In today’s fast-moving mobile world, it’s imperative to deliver high quality experiences on the latest platforms and operating systems. We are excited to announce Visual Studio App Center has same-day Test framework and device support for Android 9 Pie! Get ahead of…


VIDEO: Continuous Integration and Delivery Cloud Services for iOS and Android

You love making great apps. You’re fluent in iOS and Android. And you don’t stop, because that’s the gig. It’s continuous creation, testing, releasing and fine tuning. It’s a blast, except when it isn’t. What if you could do less of the tedious stuff, ship faster, reach a huge audience, and focus on the coding…