Bitrise vs HockeyApp: What are the differences?
Developers describe Bitrise as "Automate your mobile app development from building through testing to deployment". In short Bitrise is a Continous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) Platform as a Service (PaaS) with a main focus on mobile app development (iOS, Android). You can automate the testing and deployment of your apps with just a few clicks. When you trigger a build a Virtual Machine is assigned to host your build and your defined Workflow (series of Steps scripts) will be executed, step by step. On the other hand, HockeyApp is detailed as "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.
Bitrise belongs to "Mobile Continuous Integration" category of the tech stack, while HockeyApp can be primarily classified under "Beta Testing / Mobile App Distribution".
Some of the features offered by Bitrise are:
- Continuous Delivery
- Hosted Environment
- Customizable Workflows
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.
"Easy setup" is the primary reason why developers consider Bitrise over the competitors, whereas "Crash analytics" was stated as the key factor in picking HockeyApp.
Harvest, SOLEDOS GmbH, and Brigade are some of the popular companies that use HockeyApp, whereas Bitrise is used by ZeeMee, Bitrise, and Multunus. HockeyApp has a broader approval, being mentioned in 50 company stacks & 10 developers stacks; compared to Bitrise, which is listed in 30 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.
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