HockeyApp vs TestFairy: What are the differences?
HockeyApp: Manage your betas and collect live crash reports for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and OS X apps. HockeyApp is the best way to collect live crash reports, get feedback from your users, distribute your betas, and analyze your test coverage; TestFairy: Painless Beta Testing. When testing apps in the crowd, you never know what exactly was done, and what went wrong on the client side. TestFairy shows you a video of the exact test that was done, including CPU, memory, GPS, network and a lot more.
HockeyApp and TestFairy can be primarily classified as "Beta Testing / Mobile App Distribution" tools.
Some of the features offered by HockeyApp are:
- Crash Reports- HockeyApp offers the most reliable and complete crash reporting for beta and App Store versions using open source frameworks. Providing full server-side symbolication with class names, methods, line numbers, and automatic grouping of similar crash reports.
- Feedback- HockeyApp allows you to communicate with your customers. Users can create a support request, post an idea, or discuss a problem right from within the app.
- Distribution- Upload your beta versions to HockeyApp and distribute them to your beta testers. Integrate our open-source SDK and your app will automatically be able to detect updates and offer the updates right within the app.Analytics- By integrating our SDK into your app, you'll get advanced metrics to get a better overview of the testing for your app. See which devices were tested, which testers used the app for how long, and which language was tested.
On the other hand, TestFairy provides the following key features:
- App distribution
- Video recording
- Crash handler
"Crash analytics" is the top reason why over 14 developers like HockeyApp, while over 7 developers mention "Get video rec of the user on your app" as the leading cause for choosing TestFairy.
According to the StackShare community, HockeyApp has a broader approval, being mentioned in 50 company stacks & 10 developers stacks; compared to TestFairy, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.