Microsoft Acquires App Developer Platform HockeyApp

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In a blog post by Microsoft's Corporate Vice President of the Developer Division S. Somasegar, the company today announced the acquisition of HockeyApp, a service for app developers that provides crash reports, distribution help, and various testing features.

Initially created for in-house use only by the Germany-based HockeyApp team, the service quickly branched out into a widely-used platform by app developers across iOS, Windows Phone, and Android platforms, including Microsoft itself.

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 industry delivering leading tools for the major mobile platforms: iOS, Android and Windows. 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.

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Microsoft's announcement states that the company plans to "integrate HockeyApp into the Application Insights service in Visual Studio Online to expand Application Insights support for iOS and Android," expanding the Application Insights service beyond server platforms.

Microsoft also promised that the upcoming months will see further collaboration between the two companies, with new iOS and Android SDKs for Application Insights that will utilize the unique features of HockeyApp. The client and server/cloud-based service offers a 360-degree report on application usage, availability, and performance that both companies hope the HockeyApp integration could bring to all mobile platforms.

Desktop and mobile apps for HockeyApp are available for developers right now, with pricing options ranging from monthly to yearly subscriptions. The company promises that existing user accounts will not be negatively affected by the acquisition.

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fabiopigi Avatar
80 months ago

What a misleading name, no?

Not more misleading than "Safari"...
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nunyabinez Avatar
80 months ago

What is this?

MicroRumors?!?!? :rolleyes:


I wish Mac Rumors would update their terms of service to restrict comments like this.

This is no more useful than a one word or a "Me too" post.

While it says "new and rumors you care about" the you in that is not you specifically. Not every story will appeal to everyone and it takes a healthy bit to narcissism to assume that you can speak for everyone that regularly visits this site.

And why for heaven's sake can't people just scroll past articles that don't interest them?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KylePowers Avatar
80 months ago

Not more misleading than "Safari"...

Really? Because I could see how one would 'explore the internet" as they would explore on a safari. So at least you can make a stretch.

But does HockeyApp have anything to do with hockey? Like, I'm so intrigued as to why they named it that.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KylePowers Avatar
80 months ago
What a misleading name, no?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Michael Goff Avatar
80 months ago

What is this?

MicroRumors?!?!? :rolleyes:


It's almost like iOS applications are made using the thing Microsoft bought.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nikicampos Avatar
80 months ago

I wish Mac Rumors would update their terms of service to restrict comments like this.

This is no more useful than a one word or a "Me too" post.

While it says "new and rumors you care about" the you in that is not you specifically. Not every story will appeal to everyone and it takes a healthy bit to narcissism to assume that you can speak for everyone that regularly visits this site.

And why for heaven's sake can't people just scroll past articles that don't interest them?


Whatever dude..
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