Bug 43359 - HockeyApp documention is wrong, says to use non-existant namespace
Summary: HockeyApp documention is wrong, says to use non-existant namespace
Alias: None
Product: Components
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Xamarin Components ()
Version: Staging (addons.xamstage.com)
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Holmes
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-08-15 18:46 UTC by James Moore
Modified: 2016-09-16 11:03 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description James Moore 2016-08-15 18:46:17 UTC
Install the HockeyApp for iOS component  The documentation says to use "using HockeySDK.iOS;".  There is no such thing.


Obtain an App Identifier

Please see the  tutorial. This will provide you with a HockeyApp specific App Identifier to be used to initialize the SDK. 

Add crash reporting

This will add crash reporting capabilities to your app. 

Open your AppDelegate.cs file, and add the following lines: 

using HockeySDK.iOS;

namespace YourNameSpace
	public partial class AppDelegate : UIApplicationDelegate
		public override bool FinishedLaunching(UIApplication application, NSDictionary launchOptions)
			var manager = BITHockeyManager.SharedHockeyManager;

Add Update Distribution

This will add the in-app update mechanism to your app. 

The feature handles version updates, presents update and version information in an App Store like user interface, collects usage information and provides additional authorization options when using Ad-Hoc provisioning profiles. 

This module automatically disables itself when running in an App Store build by default! 

This feature can be disabled manually as follows: 

var manager = BITHockeyManagerSharedHockeyManager;
manager.SetDisableUpdateManager = true;

If you want to see beta analytics, use the beta distribution feature with in-app updates, restrict versions to specific users, or want to know who is actually testing your app, you need to follow the instructions on our guide  

Add in-app feedback

This will add the ability for your users to provide feedback from right inside your app. 

var feedbackManager = BITHockeyManager.SharedHockeyManager.FeedbackManager;

// Show current feedback

// Send new feedback

Add authentication

Instructions for iOS Authentication can be found  

Control logging output

You can control the amount of log messages from HockeySDK.  By default, we keep the noise as low as possible, only errors will show up. To enable additional logging, i.e. while debugging, add the following line of code: 

var manager = BITHockeyManager.SharedHockeyManager;
manager.SetDebugLogEnabled = true;

More Information

For more information, see the
Comment 1 James Moore 2016-08-15 18:46:37 UTC
=== Xamarin Studio Professional ===

Version 6.1 (build 5338)
Installation UUID: 6dc077b1-7f04-4c1c-b481-1dcbb9a8b0a1
	Mono 4.6.0 (mono-4.6.0-branch/e571108) (64-bit)
	GTK+ 2.24.23 (Raleigh theme)

	Package version: 406000138

=== NuGet ===


=== Xamarin.Profiler ===

Not Installed

=== Apple Developer Tools ===

Xcode 8.0 (11228.2)
Build 8S193k

=== Xamarin.iOS ===

Version: (Visual Studio Professional)
Hash: 40db5d1
Branch: cycle8
Build date: 2016-08-11 18:59:56-0400

=== Xamarin.Android ===

Version: (Visual Studio Professional)
Android SDK: /Users/james/Library/Developer/Xamarin/android-sdk-mac_x86
	Supported Android versions:
		4.0.3  (API level 15)
		4.1    (API level 16)
		4.2    (API level 17)
		4.3    (API level 18)
		4.4    (API level 19)
		4.4.87 (API level 20)
		5.0    (API level 21)
		5.1    (API level 22)
		6.0    (API level 23)

SDK Tools Version: 25.2.1
SDK Platform Tools Version: 24.0.1
SDK Build Tools Version: 24

Java SDK: /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_77.jdk/Contents/Home
java version "1.8.0_77"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_77-b03)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.77-b03, mixed mode)

Android Designer EPL code available here:

=== Xamarin Android Player ===

Not Installed

=== Xamarin.Mac ===

Version: (Visual Studio Professional)

=== Build Information ===

Release ID: 601005338
Git revision: 860f5d2e358077f913badaf7b14c5532888bf12c
Build date: 2016-08-11 16:20:43-04
Xamarin addins: 8bea879bcb4de08213fff5812fd54323d79889d6
Build lane: monodevelop-lion-cycle8

=== Operating System ===

Mac OS X 10.11.6
Darwin retina.restphone.com 15.6.0 Darwin Kernel Version 15.6.0
    Thu Jun 23 18:25:34 PDT 2016
    root:xnu-3248.60.10~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64
Comment 2 Bill Holmes 2016-08-31 20:18:23 UTC
Filed an issue with the repo.

Comment 3 Matthias Wenz 2016-09-16 11:03:44 UTC
Hi, this is Mat from the HockeyApp team. We fixed the namespace issue and will have it published in the next stable release soon.