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App Center

Build, test, release, and monitor your mobile and desktop apps.

Build great mobile and desktop app experiences, faster

Quickly create high-quality apps for Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows. Automate your build, test, and distribution pipelines. And continuously monitor real-time performance. All in one place.

Visual Studio App Center is retiring on March 31, 2025. Learn more
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

Maximize development productivity

Connect to GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab, or Azure DevOps and 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.

An AppCenter Demo for a Smart Hotel app being distributed to users and test run.
Data monitoring app performance and usage such as active users, daily sessions per user, session duration and top devices.

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.

Comprehensive security and compliance, built in

Get started with an Azure free account


Start free. Get USD$200 credit to use within 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of many of our most popular services, plus free amounts of 55+ other services that are always free.


After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Pay only if you use more than your free monthly amounts.


After 12 months, you'll keep getting 55+ always-free services—and still pay only for what you use beyond your free monthly amounts.

App Center resources


Learn to use App Center with quick-start guides and tutorials.

Overview and detailed documentation

App Center quickstart

App Center SDK

Product Roadmap

Explore our roadmap and get involved in product planning.


Monthly iteration plans

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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.

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