Transition from HockeyApp to AppCenter
As announced in different forums, Microsoft have purchased HockeyApp and are consequentially migrating this service to a new once, called "AppCenter".
AppCenter shall be supported from the latest iOS and Android SDKs, and all data will be sent there.
Android SDK - 11.2.0 and above
iOS SDK - 12.2.0 and above
App versions built with the above mentioned SDKs will be deployed to Microsoft AppCenter.
What is Happening and when:
Starting November 16th 2019, HockeyApp has officially shut down and distribution will not be possible anymore to HockeyApp, but rather to AppCenter.
*** IMPORTANT NOTE: if you’re using an older SDK version, make sure it is patched and distributing to AppCenter ***
What does it look like:
When hitting the “download” button in the App family screen, the link modal pops up:
Scanning the QR code, clicking the “download build” button or navigating to the link, will result in installation of the build on your mobile device.
Existing build history should be migrated to AppCenter, but it is currently unknown how will HockeyApp links work after the 16th. This means that while older versions of your app shall be "mirrored" and thus appear also in AppCenter, Microsoft can decide at any moment to stop the Mirroring service. It is therefore highly recommended to migrate your apps to the latest SDKs which support AppCenter, as soon as possible.
App Center Crashlogs Plugin
Apps built with the new SDKs includes a built-in App Center Crashlogs Plugin that will send crash logs over to App Center.
Apps with older SDKs will continue sending crash logs to hockey app.
NO Configuration is required for this plugin.
*** IMPORTANT NOTE: Microsoft will remove the HockeyApp crash logs API sometime in the future, which is unknown. As such, it is highly recommended to upgrade ***