Visual Studio App Center

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 backend 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 backend 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.

Ship faster with scalable backend services

Easily provision and integrate backend services powered by Azure. Manage millions of user identities across platforms with built-in cloud security, using App Center Auth. Manage, persist, and sync app data globally, in the cloud, for both online and offline scenarios with App Center Data. Manage push notifications to multiple platforms, using App Center Push.

Maximize 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 Center Test. Release your app builds to beta testers or public app stores with App Center 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 Center Diagnostics. Prioritize 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 Center Analytics. Use custom events to gather detailed insights on user behaviors that matter most to you.

Drive meaningful engagement

Manage push notifications to multiple platforms with App Center Push. Send personalized messages targeting specific user groups via audience segmenting. Or target users by identity, using App Center Auth.

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 provider. View the comprehensive list.

Explore free-tier and flexible pricing options

App Center offers various free and pay-as-you-go pricing options. Choose and integrate just the services you want, according to your needs.

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Start using App Center today

Take a five-minute, step-by-step tutorial.
Learn more with detailed documentation.
Onboard your first Android, iOS, or macOS app to App Center.

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Frequently asked questions about App Center

  • 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 Center is designed to be modular, with services that can be used independently or integrate with each other.
  • You don't need an Azure subscription to use the App Center free tier. However, to upgrade to a paid plan, you do need to connect your organizational or personal App Center account to an Azure subscription.
  • No, free Azure subscriptions or credits from Dev Essentials cannot be used to pay for App Center.
  • App Center is the next-generation solution for mobile developers, designed to eventually replace Azure Mobile Apps.

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