So you’ve created your mobile application and you’re ready to deploy it to beta testers or maybe even your end users. Whether you want to deploy directly to an app store or to specific users, Azure DevOps and Visual Studio App Center have tools to successfully deploy your app. In this article, we will discuss how to use Visual Studio App Center Distribute to help you deploy your mobile application.

Visual Studio App Center Distribute

App Center Distribute is a powerful option for those who wish to deploy to beta testers, with or without using a public app store. This tool can notify testers of new releases without the requirement of going through the download flow again. As a developer, you can manage distribution groups for your deployment, enabling different rings of testing. For example, you could distribute the app to your internal company testers first before deploying to external testers. In addition, App Center’s open-sourced SDKs and APIs let you integrate your own tools with App Center Distribute. Furthermore, the distribution workflow can be automated using App Center Build and integration with public app stores.

Beyond Deployment

Visual Studio App Center is a collection of tools that allow you to ship high-quality applications quickly and with confidence. Not only are you able to build and test using this tool, you can get insight into how your app is performing after deployment. With real-time analytics and crash reports, you can focus on what’s important and what’s not working. This will help you improve your application, quickly fix problems, and increase your users moving forward. Furthermore, with Azure Application Insights, you’ll be able to dive into advanced analytics and get the information you need to make sure your app is successful.

If you’re ready to get started with deploying your own mobile app, or for questions about mobile deployment, contact our team of experts at PRAKTIK.