Many already believe that TestFlight spells the end for HockeyApp. But looking at what we know so far about TestFlight, I’m not so sure that’s the case.
I’d take a more pessimistic view: while Hockey still has some advantages over New TestFlight, many of them will probably be neutralized over the next year, and the remaining advantages are minor or unnecessary for most developers.
If I were the Hockey team — or my former frequent sponsor, Crashlytics — I’d hold off on all development on iOS and Mac beta testing and crash reporting, and start to expand as quickly as possible into other developer services that Apple is unlikely to do. Because as soon as Apple matches the core features, they’ll want to have some compelling reasons why developers should keep their accounts open.