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by Marco Williams 2019-03-11

PlayFab + Visual Studio App Center is a win for developers

PlayFab is consistently looking to bring new capabilities to our game developers. We know how important it is to understand the health of your game as part of your overall LiveOps view. We are excited to announce that we have partnered with App Center to bring their diagnostic capabilities directly into PlayFab. App Center provides tools to help you build, test, deploy and monitor mobile and pc apps. It is especially good at detecting when your app has crashed and saving that information to help you fix it quickly.

As of today, those that signup for our private preview will be able to activate the App Center integration. When you link your App Center titles to a PlayFab title, you will be able to see crash data in the diagnostics tab in Game Manager.

Getting Started with PlayFab + App Center
To get into our private preview, send an email to helloplayfab@microsoft.com. You will also need an App Center Account. If you don’t have one already you can sign up for free here. Integration is simple, visit our App Center add-on page and turn on the integration. A complete guide can be found here.


App Center Dashboard Image


This is only the beginning of a great partnership with App Center. Next, we are working on per player crash reporting and PlayStream integration. This means for the first time ever you can, in real-time, react to a player experiencing problems in your app. You will be able to use crash data that is impacting your players to segment them, create targeted messaging, extend promotional offers, grant virtual currency and more. This will help you mitigate a bad experience in your game. 

We are going to continue to make this integration valuable and we would love to hear your feedback on what you would like to see next. Visit us at GDC-2019 and come see PlayFab + App Center in action at the Microsoft booth.