It seems that Microsoft/Xamarin is pushing using VSTS and HockeyApp as the preferred mechanism for CI for Xamarin Apps. The problem that I have is that there doesn't appear to be any good, comprehensive, and up to date documentation on how to do this.
There have been a number of recent blog entries about how to do this, but they are somewhat inconsistent and also tend to be simple step by step recipes for just getting a basic build and deployment working without discussing higher level considerations such as release management.
Some of the things I'd like to see described would be:
There are plenty of more questions that I have, but I guess in the end what I'm looking for is a document which describes how to set up CI for a real world Xamarin Forms application with steps as well as descriptions of the options, trade-offs, and other considerations that one should look at when planning for and building the CI configuration.