Microsoft introduced plans to shut down HockeyApp and substitute it with Visible Studio App Middle. The corporate acquired the startup behind HockeyApp back in 2014. And if you happen to’re nonetheless utilizing HockeyApp, the service will formally shut down on November 16, 2019.
HockeyApp was a service that allow you to distribute beta variations of your app, get crash studies and analytics. There are different comparable SDKs, akin to Google’s Crashlytics, TestFairy, Appaloosa, DeployGate and native beta distribution channels (Apple’s TestFlight and Google Play Retailer’s beta function).
Microsoft hasn’t actually been hiding its plans to close down the service. Final yr, the corporate called App Middle “the way forward for HockeyApp”. The corporate has additionally been cloning your HockeyApp tasks into App Middle for some time.
It doesn’t imply that you just’ll discover the identical options in App Middle simply but. The corporate has put up a web page with a feature roadmap. Let’s hope that Microsoft has sufficient time to launch every part earlier than HockeyApp shuts down.