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Beta by Crashlytics vs DryDock: What are the differences?

Developers describe Beta by Crashlytics as "Free, streamlined beta distribution for iOS/Android". A streamlined solution for distributing apps that gives you a single, cross-platform toolset for iOS and Android, and a delightful, effortless onboarding for your testers. On the other hand, DryDock is detailed as "DryDock enables rapid-deployment of internal product releases on demand while remaining on a supported internal update track". DryDock is an open source iOS application that we built at Venmo to manage and install all of our internal builds, allow employees to download new experimental apps at any time and to easily share builds designed for a broader audience with their friends.

Beta by Crashlytics and DryDock can be primarily classified as "Beta Testing / Mobile App Distribution" tools.

Some of the features offered by Beta by Crashlytics are:

  • Dashboard that delivers detailed build, tester and developer information
  • See the activity of both your developers and your testers. All in one screen.
  • Integrated with Crashlytics- Get performance insight, starting with beta testing, all the way through App or Play store distribution.

On the other hand, DryDock provides the following key features:

  • Rapidly share builds
  • Install any version of the your app that you've ever released to the App Store.
  • DryDock is built on the Parse backend to make it really simple (and free) for anybody to host their own version of DryDock.

DryDock is an open source tool with 450 GitHub stars and 38 GitHub forks. Here's a link to DryDock's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is Beta by Crashlytics?

A streamlined solution for distributing apps that gives you a single, cross-platform toolset for iOS and Android, and a delightful, effortless onboarding for your testers.

What is DryDock?

DryDock is an open source iOS application that we built at Venmo to manage and install all of our internal builds, allow employees to download new experimental apps at any time and to easily share builds designed for a broader audience with their friends.
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          What are some alternatives to Beta by Crashlytics and DryDock?
          TestFlight
          With TestFlight, developers simply upload a build, and the testers can install it directly from their device, over the air.
          Fabric by Twitter
          Installing and managing a wide range of SDKs can be cumbersome and complex. Fabric solves this problem by combining all seven of our SDKs under one roof and organizing them into three Kits: the Crashlytics Kit, the Twitter Kit, and the MoPub Kit.
          HockeyApp
          HockeyApp is the best way to collect live crash reports, get feedback from your users, distribute your betas, and analyze your test coverage.
          TestFairy
          When testing apps in the crowd, you never know what exactly was done, and what went wrong on the client side. TestFairy shows you a video of the exact test that was done, including CPU, memory, GPS, network and a lot more.
          BoardingBot
          BoardingBot will create a site for your app and allow users to opt-in to beta testing, and receive a TestFlight invitation automatically.
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          Review ofBeta by CrashlyticsBeta by Crashlytics

          We have used this product on several high-profile iOS and Android applications, after using TestFlight for a couple of years; when TestFlight was acquired, Android support was deprecated. Managing two alpha/beta distribution solutions is cumbersome -- the Google Play service is prone to accidental mistakes in terms of release by inexperienced clients, and the TestFlight process is less streamlined for iOS distribution than the latest using Fabric (Crashlytics, Beta, Answer stack). It is simple, free, and platform agnostic -- what more could you hope for?

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          This project has been deprecated and will no longer be supported by Venmo.

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