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Preview your HockeyApp apps in Mobile Center


As many of you know, Visual Studio Mobile Center is the next generation of HockeyApp.

We’re launching the first step in our transition plan using your existing apps on HockeyApp inside Mobile Center. This will be initially limited to HockeyApp Preseason customers and will expand over the coming months to all HockeyApp customers.

We’re committed to making this a seamless transition for you and to making it easy for you to use everything Mobile Center has to offer such as CI, automated testing on real devices, analytics and other services.

Here’s what you have to look forward to:

Your apps side-by-side

All of your apps, organizations, collaborators, and testers now co-exist in HockeyApp and Mobile Center. Use Mobile Center’s new services on your active HockeyApp apps without affecting your HockeyApp experience. Read the documentation

Your HockeyApp data in Mobile Center

Any changes you make in HockeyApp will update Mobile Center to ensure consistency. Additionally, incoming user data from the HockeyApp SDK will be streamed to Mobile Center.

Extend your test suite

Go beyond what HockeyApp provides today with Mobile Center’s cloud-hosted continuous integration and automated UI testing to ensure your builds are solid before they get distributed to your beta testers and your customers.

If you are not a member of the Preseason program and are interested in moving to Mobile Center earlier, or if you have questions regarding the transition, please reach out to

Where to catch Mobile Center at //BUILD


Are you attending //BUILD this week? Be sure to check out the sessions on Mobile Development & the new Mobile Center:

Seattle skyline with text, Microsoft Build 2017, Downtown Seattle, WA, May 10-12.


  • @11:30, Building cross platform with React Native (T6065-R1)
  • @1pm, Visual Studio Mobile Center | Ship mobile apps faster (B8072)
  • @2:30pm, Mobile Center & VSTS: Better together for your Mobile DevOps (T6079)
  • @5:30pm, Open Q&A: Mobile Development. (B8907)


  • @10:30, Simplified app development with plug-ins for Xamarin and Windows (T6069)
  • @11:30, Building a mobile development pipeline (T6016)
  • @12:30, Better, faster, automated! App deployment in Visual Studio Mobile Center. (T6031)

Want to get a free, limited edition, Mobile Center t-shirt? You can complete one of two different quick start coding challenges at //BUILD and then stop by our booth to collect your shirt!

T-shirt design showing devices skyrocketing.

Lastly, be sure to stop by our booth and say hi! We are right between the theater stage and Hololens in the Expo Hall.

HockeySDK Releases


While we are hard at work on Mobile Center, the Next Generation of HockeyApp, we haven’t neglected the SDKs for HockeyApp. HockeySDK-Android 4.1.4 and HockeySDK-iOS 4.1.5 come with some bugfixes and accessibility improvements for our Feedback UI and are included in HockeySDK-Xamarin 4.1.3.

Make sure to upgrade your HockeySDK and feel free to get in touch via Twitter, our public Slack or Support.

You can access the releases here:

HockeySDK-Android 4.1.4

HockeySDK-iOS 4.1.5

HockeySDK-Xamarin 4.1.3

New HockeySDK releases for Xamarin and Unity


We’ve just released 4.1.2 of our Xamarin SDK and, in addition, new versions of our HockeySDK for Unity. The SDKs now wrap our latest native SDK and come with some minor bugfixes.

Make sure to upgrade you HockeySDK and feel and free to get in touch via Twitter, our public Slack or Support.

Thank you for using HockeyApp!

You can access the releases here:

HockeySDK-Xamarin 4.1.1

HockeySDK-Unity-iOS 1.1.5

HockeySDK-Unity-Android 1.1.3