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This article was published on December 11, 2014

Microsoft acquires HockeyApp to bolster its cross-platform development for mobile apps

Microsoft acquires HockeyApp to bolster its cross-platform development for mobile apps
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Microsoft today announced it had acquired HockeyApp, a crash analytics service for mobile apps. The company intends to integrate HockeyApp into Visual Studio Online to improve support for iOS and Android development in addition to Windows Phone.

HockeyApp provides a variety of tools for helping developers distribute and test mobile apps, including crash reporting, beta software distribution and feedback, and cross-platform support for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

In the coming months, Microsoft will announce new iOS and Android SDKs for its Application Insights software to take advantage of the new tools. HockeyApp for its part says that nothing will change for its users at the moment; their apps and accounts will continue to work the same.

Microsoft acquires HockeyApp, leading mobile crash analytics and beta distribution service for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone [Microsoft]