HockeyApp from Microsoft

HockeySDK 3.1.0 for Mac

2015-06-23

A new version of our Mac SDK is now available. Download the release here:
HockeySDK 3.1.0

If you're interested, the full release notes are below:

Changelog

  • [NEW] BITCrashManager: Added support for unhandled C++ exceptions
  • [NEW] BITCrashManager: Added process ID to BITCrashDetails
  • [NEW] BITCrashManager: Added CFBundleShortVersionString value to crash reports
  • [UPDATE] Restructured installation documentation
  • [BUGFIX] BITCrashManager: Fixed UI not showing centered
  • [BUGFIX] BITCrashManager: Fixed offline issue showing crash alert over and over again with unsent crash reports
  • [BUGFIX] Solved code signing issues
  • [BUGFIX] Fixed various compiler warnings & other improvements

HockeySDK 3.7.1 Release for iOS

2015-06-23

A new version of our iOS SDK is now available. Download the release here:
HockeySDK 3.7.1 for armv7, armv7s, and arm64

If you're interested, the full release notes are below:

Changelog

Version 3.7.1

  • [BUGFIX] CocoaPods: Fixes the default podspec with binary distribution
  • [BUGFIX] CocoaPods: Changes HockeySDK-Source to use non configurable approach, since we couldn't make it work reliably in all scenarios

Version 3.7.0

  • [NEW] Simplified installation process. If support for modules is enabled in the target project (default for most projects), it’s no longer necessary to add the frameworks manually
  • [NEW] CocoaPods: Default pod uses binary distribution and offers crash only build as a subspec. Use @import HockeySDK; or #import <HockeySDK/HockeySDK.h>!
  • [NEW] CocoaPods: New HockeySDK-Source pod integrates via source code and offers feature set customization via subspecs. Note: We do not support building with Xcode 7 yet
  • [NEW] BITCrashManager: Added support for unhandled C++ exceptions
  • [NEW] BITCrashManager: Sending crash reports via NSURLSession whenever possible
  • [NEW] BITCrashManager: Added process ID to BITCrashDetails
  • [NEW] BITCrashManager: Added CFBundleShortVersionString value to crash reports
  • [NEW] BITFeedbackManager: "Add Image" button in feedback compose view can now be hidden using feedbackComposeHideImageAttachmentButton property
  • [NEW] BITFeedbackManagerDelegate: Added allowAutomaticFetchingForNewFeedbackForManager: to define if the SDK should fetch new messages on app startup and when the app is coming into foreground.
  • [NEW] Added disableInstallTracking property to disable installation tracking (AppStore only).
  • [UPDATE] Restructured installation documentation
  • [BUGFIX] BITCrashManager: Fixed offline issue showing crash alert over and over again with unsent crash reports
  • [BUGFIX] BITFeedbackManager: Improved screenshot handling on slow devices
  • [BUGFIX] BITStoreUpdateManager: Delegate property wasn't propagated correctly
  • [BUGFIX] Fixed various compiler warnings & other improvements

HockeySDK 3.6.4 Release for iOS

2015-04-24

A new version of our iOS SDK is now available. Download the release here:
HockeySDK 3.6.4 for armv7, armv7s, and arm64

If you're interested, the full release notes are below:

Changelog

  • [NEW] BITCrashManager: Added launch time to crash reports
  • [NEW] BITFeedbackManager: Added support for setting tintColor for feedback list buttons
  • [NEW] BITFeedbackManager: Added feedbackComposerPreparedItems to prefill feedback compose UI message with given items
  • [NEW] BITUpdateManagerDelegate: Added willStartDownloadAndUpdate` to be notified before beta update starts
  • [UPDATE] Improved CocoaPods support to allow building as a native iOS 8 framework
  • [UPDATE] Keychain is now accessed with kSecAttrAccessibleAlwaysThisDeviceOnly to support apps that are running in the background and the device is still locked
  • [UPDATE] Reduced file size of images in HockeySDKResources.bundle by 63%
  • [UPDATE] BITCrashManager: timeintervalCrashInLastSessionOccured property is deprecated due to typo, use timeIntervalCrashInLastSessionOccurred instead
  • [UPDATE] BITFeedbackManager: BITFeedbackListViewCellPresentatationStyle is deprecated due to a typo, use BITFeedbackListViewCellPresentationStyle instead
  • [UPDATE] BITAuthenticator: Use NSLog instead of an UIAlertView in case of keychain issues
  • [BUGFIX] BITCrashManager: Fixed issue with appNotTerminatingCleanlyDetection for some scenarios
  • [BUGFIX] BITFeedbackManager: Fixed a crash when deleting feedback attachments
  • [BUGFIX] BITFeedbackManager: Fixed a crash related to viewing attachments
  • [BUGFIX] BITFeedbackManager: Fixed landscape screenshot issues in iOS 8
  • [BUGFIX] BITFeedbackManager: Fixed various issues in feedback compose UI
  • [BUGFIX] BITFeedbackManager: Fixed loading issues for attachments in feedback UI
  • [BUGFIX] BITFeedbackManager: Fixed statusbar issues and the image attachment picker with apps not showing a status bar
  • [BUGFIX] Removed a header file from the crash only build that is not needed
  • [BUGFIX] Fixed various typos in documentation, properties
  • [BUGFIX] Fixed various compiler warnings
  • [BUGFIX] Various additional fixes

HockeyApp 2.0.11 for Mac

2015-02-09

We are happy to announce a new release of HockeyApp for Mac. This version brings various bugfixes.

You can download HockeyApp for Mac from here.

If you're interested, the full release notes are below:

Version 2.0.11

  • [NEW] puck: Now does simple verification of app_id parameter value
  • [UPDATE] Crash Viewer: Improve error message when no source code is shown
  • [UPDATE] Upload UI: Increase height of error text sheet, for fully displaying longer error messages
  • [UPDATE] Upload UI: Improve check for invalid CFBundleVersion or versionCode values
  • [BUGFIX] Crash Viewer: Fix a bug that caused source code not to show up in some cases when using using non Git repositories
  • [BUGFIX] Welcome UI: Fix layout bug in case of long app names
  • [BUGFIX] Various minor additional fixes and improvements

HockeyApp Joins Microsoft

2014-12-11

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