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Visual Studio 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.

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

Maximise 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 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 customised events to gather detailed insights on user behaviours that matter most to you.

Why trust Azure for your apps?

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.

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 Centre.

Developer resources


Learn to use App Centre with quickstart guides and tutorials.

Product Roadmap

Explore our roadmap and get involved in product planning.


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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.

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