Visual Studio App Centre
Integrated, end-to-end developer services for building, managing and powering mobile and desktop applications
Build great mobile and desktop app experiences, faster
Quickly create high-quality apps for Android, iOS, macOS and Windows. Integrate globally scalable back-end services with just a few lines of code. Automate your build, test and distribution pipelines. And continuously monitor real-time performance. All in one place.
Highly scalable back-end services with enterprise-grade security for authentication, data management and push notifications.
Single, integrated tool for managing build, test and distribution pipelines.
Modular, simple-to-use SDKs to quickly start using just the services you need.
Rich diagnostics and analytics for continuously monitoring app performance and usage.
Deliver faster with scalable back-end services
Easily provision and integrate back-end services powered by Azure. Manage millions of user identities across platforms with built-in cloud security, using App Centre Auth. Manage, persist and sync app data globally, in the cloud, for both online and offline scenarios with App Centre Data. Manage push notifications to multiple platforms, using App Centre Push.
Maximise development productivity
Automate your build, test and release pipeline on every commit. With every successful build, automatically run UI tests on thousands of real-world devices and OS configurations with App Centre Test. Release your app builds to beta testers or public app stores with App Centre Distribute. Deploy hot fixes and updates directly to users’ devices with CodePush.
Continuously monitor app performance and usage
Collect real-time diagnostic data with App Centre Diagnostics. Prioritise and fix important issues with intelligent crash grouping, complete stack traces and detailed crash reports. Search and filter by user ID to help isolate and support user-reported issues. Track usage patterns, user adoption and other engagement metrics with App Centre Analytics. Use custom events to gather detailed insights into the user behaviours that matter most to you.
Why trust Azure for your mobile and desktop apps?
Microsoft invests more than USD 1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.
We employ more than 3,500 security experts completely dedicated to your data security and privacy.
Azure has more compliance certifications than any other cloud service provider. View the comprehensive list.
Explore free-tier and flexible pricing options
App Centre offers various free and pay-as-you-go pricing options. Choose and integrate just the services you want, according to your needs.Explore App Centre pricing
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"With Visual Studio App Center services, we could distribute new versions to stakeholders, monitor crashes to identify issues, and continuously iterate as we worked across multiple time zones and against aggressive release timelines."Marc Humby, Head of Partnerships, BBC Good Food
"To build world-class apps, our mobile strategy depends on robust tools from Microsoft."Sameer Jagdale, Senior Manager of Development, Allscripts
"In developing the FOX Sports app, we wanted to make sure we found tools and technologies that would help us solve problems now and in the future. The sports world is always evolving, and the Microsoft technology stack will help us evolve with it."Tom Zentmeyer, Vice President of Technology and Games, FOX Sports
"With automated testing, we scale to meet our needs, release features on a much quicker cycle, and continue to deliver a high-quality, seamless experience to our users."Thomas Connors, Director of Mobile Development, FreshDirect
"With test cloud we can do the regression test very fast, and that helps us improve the performance."Ron Peereboom, consultant for Dutch Railways
Frequently asked questions about App Centre
App Center supports native Android, native iOS, Xamarin, Unity, React Native, Cordova, and Windows. Learn more about platform support.
Select the services you want to use. App Centre is designed to be modular, with services that can be used independently or integrated with each other.
You don’t need an Azure subscription to use the App Centre free tier. However, to upgrade to a paid plan, you do need to connect your organisational or personal App Centre account to an Azure subscription.
No, free Azure subscriptions or credits from Dev Essentials cannot be used to pay for App Centre.
App Center is the next-generation solution for mobile developers, designed to eventually replace Azure Mobile Apps. See a feature comparison.