HockeyApp from Microsoft

HockeySDK 5.0.0 beta 1 is here


Both Android O and iOS 11 will be in the hands of users very soon and the team at HockeyApp wants to make sure you are ready for the upcoming OS releases.

In the past two weeks, we’ve cleaned-up our code base and made our SDKs ready for Android O and iOS 11.

As part of this release, HockeyApp requires iOS 8 and Android API level 15. Please make sure to check the full changelogs below.

What’s next?

  • HockeySDK-Mac and HockeySDK-tvOS will be published next week.
  • Once Android O has been released, we will publish HockeySDK-Android 5.0.0.
  • Similarly, we will release HockeySDK-iOS 5.0.0 as soon as iOS 11 is available.
  • There will be no beta versions of our wrapper SDKs, they will be updated as soon 5.0.0 of the native SDKs are out.

You can access the releases here:

HockeySDK-Android 5.0.0-beta.1

HockeySDK-iOS 4.1.6

HockeySDK Releases for iOS and Android


Another set of new releases, this time our iOS and Android SDK got a few bugfixes and accessibility improvements.

We attach great importance to ensure a high accessibility standard, if you’ve any issues please let us know and file a ticket directly on GitHub or get in touch via Twitter, our public Slack, or Support.

You can access the releases here:

HockeySDK-Android 4.1.5

HockeySDK-iOS 4.1.6

Ask Us Anything on Reddit, June 22, 10-11am PT


We launched HockeyApp to the public more than six years ago. A lot of things have changed, and we have big plans to help developers even more with our next generation - Visual Studio Mobile Center. Mobile Center allows you to manage all your existing apps with the same feature set that you know and love from HockeyApp, but also adds new capabilities, like continuous integration, automated tests on real devices, and push notifications.

If you want to learn more about Mobile Center and how we’re building it, what this means for HockeyApp customers, or, really any questions, join us for a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) this Thursday:

Ask any question to Thomas Dohmke and Ryan J. Salva on June 22, 10-11am PT

From the beginning, our motto at HockeyApp has been to always be there for our customers: in our support channel, at conferences, on Twitter and social media, and - of course - with the product itself. We’ll continue this mentality with Mobile Center, and we’re looking forward to hearing from you this Thursday!

Mobile Center plugin for fastlane


Fastlane helps to streamline your iOS and Android build process by taking care of tedious and repetitive tasks and thus saves developer time. With HockeyApp and fastlane, you can already simplify beta distribution significantly.

The new Mobile Center plugin for fastlane builds on the existing Hockey action and preserves the ease of release distribution and dSYM upload. This means that existing scripts can be updated without much effort.

Within a lane, you can upload iOS and Android builds to release them to your audience and also benefit from uploading the dSYM files of your iOS releases for crash reporting. To install the plugin, run fastlane add_plugin mobile_center and add the desired upload task to your Fastfile.

Let’s theoretically release an app to a distribution group of ours. First, if you don’t already have one, create a Mobile Center API token, then add the mobile_center_upload task to a lane like so:

lane :beta do
    scheme: "Bubbles",
    export_method: "ad-hoc",

    api_token: "<Mobile Center API token>",
    owner_name: "Bubbleman",
    app_name: "Bubbles",
    ipa: "./Bubbles.ipa",
    group: "Bubblers",
    release_notes: "Pops!"

Finally, run the lane, fastlane beta, and the release get’s distributed to your Bubblers. If the app doesn’t exist on Mobile Center yet, we will automatically create it for you.

The plugin is open source and available on GitHub. Feel free to contribute, suggest new features or let us know if you’re facing any issues.