Visual Studio App Centre
Continuously 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
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 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.
Comprehensive security and compliance, built in
Microsoft invests more than USD 1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.
We employ more than 3,500 security experts dedicated to data security and privacy.
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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.
Get started with an Azure free account
Start free. Get $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 40+ 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 40+ always-free services—and still pay only for what you use beyond your free monthly amounts.
"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
App Centre resources
Learn to use App Center with quick-start guides and tutorials.
Explore our roadmap and get involved in product planning.
Follow App Center on social media.
Frequently asked questions about App Center
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 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 organisational 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.