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Android Development | Visual Studio 2018-05-11T14:05:50+00:00
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Tools for building apps

Get started developing apps for Android

Quickly learn how to build Android apps with Visual Studio.

Android app development

Create native or hybrid apps

Build rich native apps using C# and Xamarin with 100% of the native APIs exposed to you. Or push maximum performance using C++ with code that could be reused with iOS or Windows. If you are more comfortable with web technologies we have you covered with Apache Cordova support, enabling you to use HTML/JavaScript.

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Ship apps faster with more confidence

Build, test, deploy, engage

Automate the lifecycle of your iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS apps. Connect your repo and within minutes build in the cloud, test on thousands of real devices, distribute to beta testers and app stores, and monitor real-world usage with crash and analytics data.

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Azure App Service

Build cloud-connected Android apps

Build Android apps with Azure App Service Mobile Apps. Work with data in the cloud or on-premises. Sync data for offline use, authenticate users, and send personalized push notifications from a secure and scalable mobile app backend. Create a new app or connect an existing project—all in Visual Studio.

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End-to-end solution to meet demanding quality and scale needs of teams of all sizes

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Free, fully-featured IDE for students, open-source and individual developers

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Professional developer tools, services, and subscription benefits for small teams

Download

End-to-end solution to meet demanding quality and scale needs of teams of all sizes

Download