Open for Feedback: Contribute Directly to Visual Studio App Center Product Documentation

To ensure Visual Studio App Center is as easy as possible to use, we’ve created a more direct feedback channel for building and publishing product documentation based on the great feedback we receive from you, our users. Open sourcing our product documentation is a natural extension of our App Center philosophy, which is open API,…


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…


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,…


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…


Visual UI Testing for Android Apps with Espresso and Visual 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….


Improved App Distribution is Here: Redesigned Tester Experience, Distribution Statistics, and More

Over the last couple of months the Visual Studio App Center team has been hard at work driving big improvements and new features in the distribution service in App Center. Today, we’re excited to share all the new ways we’re making your app distribution workflow easier and more productive. Completely Redesigned Tester Experience Getting your…


Feature Flags Give Crash Reporting a Serious Boost

This is a guest post from Eyal Keren, Co-founder and CTO at Rollout.io. Let me guess: you’re using at least one crash reporting solution to track the crashes in your iOS and Android apps. It’s an easy guess because we all do this. What I wouldn’t attempt to guess is what you do after a…


Visual Studio App Center and GDPR

On the Visual Studio App Center team, our engineers are completely aligned with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which gives consumers better and more explicit control of data – especially their personal data. For those of you who are less familiar with the GDPR, it is a European regulation designed to give consumers greater…


Publish Enterprise Apps with Visual Studio App Center and Intune

Publishing and distributing line of business apps in an enterprise can be challenging for both developers and admins. Developers often use custom build tools, manually test across multiple devices and upload apps to an internal company site. Microsoft Intune offers the company portal for simple and secure distribution of apps within an enterprise. Publishing apps…


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…