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.

Drive meaningful engagement

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

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Start using App Centre 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 Centre

  • App Centre 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 Centre is the next-generation solution for mobile developers, designed to eventually replace Azure Mobile Apps.

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