We’re happy to share some exciting news with you: Microsoft has acquired HockeyApp! This is a tremendous opportunity to continue to provide developers with the best app development tools and users with the best app experiences.
When we founded our company, our intent and mission was to always stay indie. In fact, we initially created HockeyApp as a developer tool for our own apps. We wanted a powerful and flexible way to improve our apps and with a lot of digging and perseverance, we found a way to do it.
Microsoft has been a HockeyApp customer with many apps since the early days back in 2011, so they were already familiar with the stability and quality of our service. Creating the best developer experience is key to both Microsoft and HockeyApp, this includes delivering industry leading tools for the major platforms: iOS, Android, OS X, Windows, and Windows Phone. We saw the potential of the added abilities and resources of Microsoft to make our platform even better. It may sound cliché, but it really does feel like a match made in heaven.
We want to be very clear about the most important thing: we remain dedicated to our mission of making the best app development feedback and testing distribution platform in the world. Your HockeyApp apps and accounts will continue to work and the team has not stopped working on advancing the platform. Throughout the next few months, we’ll reveal more about our plans with Microsoft.
Last but certainly not least, the entire team wants to thank you: our users, partners, customers, friends, and fellow developers for all of your support, feedback, and most importantly, evangelism. Our indie spirit will continue on at Microsoft and we’re more excited than ever about the future of HockeyApp. If you’re interested in learning more from Microsoft about the acquisition, please visit the Microsoft blog.
Thank you again,
Michael, Andreas, Stefan, and Thomas