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HockeyApp vs Visual Studio App Center: What are the differences?

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; Visual Studio App Center: Continuous everything – Build, Tes, Deploy, Engage, Repeat. Automate the lifecycle of your iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS apps. Connect your repo and within minutes build in the cloud, test on thousands of real devices, distribute to beta testers and app stores, and monitor real-world usage with crash and analytics data. All in one place.

HockeyApp and Visual Studio App Center are primarily classified as "Beta Testing / Mobile App Distribution" and "Continuous Integration" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by HockeyApp are:

  • 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.

On the other hand, Visual Studio App Center provides the following key features:

  • Build
  • Test
  • Distribute

Harvest, Pubu, and OrderUp are some of the popular companies that use HockeyApp, whereas Visual Studio App Center is used by Partipost, Lykon GmbH, and BeachBody. HockeyApp has a broader approval, being mentioned in 66 company stacks & 67 developers stacks; compared to Visual Studio App Center, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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    Crash analytics
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    Cross-platform
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    Mobile application distribution
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    JIRA Integration
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    Open source
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    GitHub Integration
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    Show error issues for mobile devices
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    Slack integration
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    Bug tracking integration
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    For Mobile apps diagnostics and tracking

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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.

What is Visual Studio App Center?

Automate the lifecycle of your iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS apps. Connect your repo and within minutes build in the cloud, test on thousands of real devices, distribute to beta testers and app stores, and monitor real-world usage with crash and analytics data. All in one place.

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Fabric
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Crashlytics
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