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Welcome to App Center.

Continuously build, test, release, and monitor apps for every platform.

App Center

App Center is awesome for:

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iOS apps

Swift and Objective-C

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Android apps

Java and Kotlin

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Windows apps

UWP, WPF and WinForms

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React Native apps

iOS and Android

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Xamarin apps

iOS and Android

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Even more!

macOS, tvOS and Unity

Connect your repo, build your app. It’s that simple.

Connect to GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab, or Azure DevOps and build your app in the cloud on every commit.
Automatically run unit tests, release to testers and stores, or test your UI on real devices.

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Easy setup

Connect your repo and pick a branch. App Center analyzes your code to suggest a build configuration. iOS or Android? You bet! React Native? No sweat! Windows? Certainly.

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Automate your Build, Test, and Release pipeline

Commit to a feature branch to build and test. Commit to a beta branch to distribute to testers. Commit to master to submit to the App Store. Customize to fit your team’s workflow.

Find bugs on any device before release.

Does your app still work after your latest change? How does it perform on an LG G2? Find out by testing your app in a hosted device lab with 1000s of real iOS and Android devices. You’ll receive test results, full-resolution screenshots of every step, along with performance metrics.

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Test every step of every feature. On every device. On every commit.
Welcome to the future of app testing.

Ship fixes and enhancements as fast as you build them.

Whether you prefer private distribution, public open betas, Microsoft Intune, TestFlight, Google Play, or the App Store, App Center makes releasing your app a delight.

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Automate your release process

Specify a group of testers or create an open beta recruitment page. Connect that group to a branch to automatically send updates whenever code is merged.

Visual Studio App Center Distribution service screenshot

Promote validated builds to app stores

Once you’ve beta tested a release candidate, promote the same build directly to Intune, Google Play, or App Store Connect. App Center tracks your builds through every release.

Collect real-time diagnostics,
prioritize and fix critical issue.

Integrate the App Center SDK for automatic crash reporting. Build your app in App Center,
and get automatic symbol management for richer reports.

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Crash reports are grouped by common cause, highlighting the relevant stack frame so you can locate errors by file and
line number. Search specific users' crashes and browse individual reports for event breadcrumbs and custom data attachments.

App analytics, made for developers.

Developer-friendly analytics make it easy to discover how to improve your apps.

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Live analytics for sessions, events, crashes, and more

See streaming activity for sessions and events immediately, and collect metrics that become more useful over time.

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Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?

Is your audience growing? What devices and operating systems are most common? What features are popular? Get straightforward answers to the questions you care about.

You’re in good company.

These companies already use App Center.

You’ll go a long way, for free.

  • Build: 240 build minutes per month

  • Test: Free 30 day trial

  • Distribute: Unlimited distributions and users

  • Analytics: All features included

  • Crash Reporting: All features included

  • General: Unlimited apps, organizations, and teams

Pay as your app grows.

Add concurrent builds as your team grows

Ship your app faster with multiple builds running in parallel.


per build concurrency

Test on more devices in parallel

Run UI test on thousands of real devices and hundreds of configurations.


per standard device concurrency

Get started