Migrating Existing Services

App Center is the next generation of HockeyApp and CodePush.

It provides a unified suite of capabilities that benefit mobile app developers during their continuous delivery process of build, test, and distribute to testers, while monitoring the app for crashes and user analytics. App Center also integrates mobile backend services of Auth, Data, and Push that allows you to manage user identities, partition data according to a user's identity, and send push notifications to audiences, devices or signed-in users.  Some of these capabilities are built from ground-up while most others are using existing services like HockeyApp (Distribute & Crashes services) and Xamarin Test Cloud (Test service) under the hood.

Xamarin Insights

Visual Studio App Center is the next generation of Xamarin Insights, offering similar feature set and performance. After retirement, you must remove the Xamarin Insights SDK from your apps and move to the App Center SDK to ensure continuity.