Visual Studio App Center CLI Customers – Event-Stream Package Security Update and Next Steps

On Nov 26, 2018, the npm security team removed `flatmap-stream` from the popular `event-stream@3.3.6` package. In late September, `flatmap-stream` had been added as a dependency by a GitHub developer identified as “right9control” in an apparent attempt to attack the `ps-tree` package running in copay, a cryptocurrency wallet. You can read about the timeline of events…


The Ship List: Visual Studio App Center November Edition

It is hard to believe that it has been a full year since we announced the general availability of Visual Studio App Center. It has been an exciting year for our team as we have learned how you use App Center, listened to your feedback and shipped new features. App Center has come a long…


Announcing iOS App Extension and watchOS Support in Visual Studio App Center

Take your apps to the next level with app extensions and watchOS support on Visual Studio App Center! App extensions empower your app to deliver rich experiences and provide powerful functionality throughout the OS where the user wants it most. Without even opening the app itself, users can access core content and functionality to enable…


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

  Reposted from the HockeyApp blog.   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,…


Announcing the General Availability of App Center Diagnostics

We have been working hard to improve App Center Diagnostics, making it more robust, performant, and scalable. From your feedback we are also bringing you a consolidated UI, combining crashes and errors in one view, as well as introducing a more intuitive symbol upload experience. With these changes, we are happy to announce Diagnostics is…


Visual Studio App Center Unity Editor Extension- A Better Unity Experience

Just a few weeks ago, we shipped our Unity SDK and support for Unity in Visual Studio App Center portal. We have been excited to see the reception so far, seeing many new Unity apps created using App Center. To help integrate more seamlessly into the tools you are already using, and make the experience…


Xcode 8.0-8.3.2 Deprecation in Visual Studio App Center

This September, Visual Studio App Center delivered same-day build support for Xcode 10. As our community builds fewer than 1 percent of apps with older versions of Xcode 8, we will focus on supporting Xcode 8.3.3 and higher. Effective November 28, 2018, we are ending support for older versions of Xcode, including 8.0, 8.1, 8.2,…


Visual Studio App Center Levels Up with Unity Support

Unity is one of the most popular and recognized game development platforms on the market to date. Microsoft has had a long-standing partnership with Unity, with Visual Studio Tools for Unity being the default installed editor experience for Unity developers around the world. Continuing in our quest to make mobile developers more productive, and better…


Visual Studio App Center: A New But Familiar Upgrade for HockeyApp Customers

    You’re a HockeyApp user and you’re using the service for beta distribution, crash reporting, and analytics for your Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows apps. You may also use the service’s powerful workflow integrations to help you better make better apps. It’s likely you’ve also heard of Visual Studio App Center and know that…


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…