When comparing Bitrise vs AppVeyor, the Slant community recommends Bitrise for most people. In the question“What are the best continuous integration tools?” Bitrise is ranked 9th while AppVeyor is ranked 12th. The most important reason people chose Bitrise is:
Webhook server is also [open source](https://github.com/bitrise-io/bitrise-webhooks).
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Pro GitHub and Bitbucket integration, also supports other Git services
Webhook server is also open source.
Pro Free plan available
Pro Visual configuration editor
The configuration can be specified without the need to change the code repository
Pro Dozens of service integrations
Pro Quick setup
Automatic repository scanner, to generate a base configuration.
Pro Free for open-source projects
AppVeyor is free for public GitHub repositories.
Pro Clear, straight-forward user interface
Well I suggest you check it out for yourself, but what I like most is that it's simple yet effective: no bells and whistles, simple black/grey/light-blue/white color scheme, it's immediately clear where you have to go for each specific task, and build settings pages are like that as well. Getting a 'standard' build running literally took me a minute the first time I used it.
Pro Easy access to build VM
AppVeyor allows the user to login to the actual build VM.
Pro The initial setup is easy
There's practically no setup involved prior to working with AppVeyor: simply sign in, add the project, and start a new build.
Pro Supports Windows build enviroment
AppVeyor has a build environment for Windows available.
Con Not free
This is open-source but not free.
Con Configuration is limited
AppVeyor's configuration (which is done from the .yaml file in the root of the project) is unfortunately very limited. The configuration is either tied to a branch or, in other cases, it's global. This limits the developer to a single build process.
However, since you can use arbitrary scripts for building, all those limitations can be overcome. Configuration can also be done from the web UI without a .yaml file.