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Beta by Crashlytics vs HockeyApp: What are the differences?

What is Beta by Crashlytics? 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.

What is HockeyApp? Manage your betas and collect live crash reports for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and OS X apps. HockeyApp is the best way to collect live crash reports, get feedback from your users, distribute your betas, and analyze your test coverage.

Beta by Crashlytics and HockeyApp belong to "Beta Testing / Mobile App Distribution" category of the tech stack.

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, HockeyApp provides the following key features:

  • Crash Reports- HockeyApp offers the most reliable and complete crash reporting for beta and App Store versions using open source frameworks. Providing full server-side symbolication with class names, methods, line numbers, and automatic grouping of similar crash reports.
  • Feedback- HockeyApp allows you to communicate with your customers. Users can create a support request, post an idea, or discuss a problem right from within the app.
  • Distribution- Upload your beta versions to HockeyApp and distribute them to your beta testers. Integrate our open-source SDK and your app will automatically be able to detect updates and offer the updates right within the app.Analytics- By integrating our SDK into your app, you'll get advanced metrics to get a better overview of the testing for your app. See which devices were tested, which testers used the app for how long, and which language was tested.

"Dirt-simple integration" is the primary reason why developers consider Beta by Crashlytics over the competitors, whereas "Crash analytics" was stated as the key factor in picking HockeyApp.

According to the StackShare community, HockeyApp has a broader approval, being mentioned in 50 company stacks & 10 developers stacks; compared to Beta by Crashlytics, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.

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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 HockeyApp?

HockeyApp is the best way to collect live crash reports, get feedback from your users, distribute your betas, and analyze your test coverage.
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      What are some alternatives to Beta by Crashlytics and HockeyApp?
      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.
      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.
      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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      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?

      How developers use Beta by Crashlytics and HockeyApp
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      AmericanBibleSociety uses HockeyAppHockeyApp

      We employ HockeyApp to test new builds for our mobile applications. It makes it very easy to send out early builds for stakeholders to test.

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      QotoQot uses HockeyAppHockeyApp

      Crash reporting, basic analytics

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