Mobile App Development

Build cloud-connected cross platform mobile apps and games for iOS, Android, and Windows.

Mobile App Development

Build cloud-connected cross platform mobile apps and games for iOS, Android, and Windows.

A single toolchain across mobile and cloud.

Native apps with .NET

Native apps with .NET

Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin

Create rich native apps using .NET across iOS, Android & Windows. Share code across device platforms with .NET Standard. Share UI with Xamarin.Forms and XAML for maximum code reuse.

With 100% of the native APIs exposed, you have full access to device capabilities.

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Visual Studio App Center

Continuous Everything – Build, Test, Deploy, Engage, Repeat.

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. All in one place.

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App Center: Mobile devices and a cloud-based toolbox
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Azure App Service

Mobile backend-as-a-service

Azure App Service Mobile Apps is a platform as a service (PaaS) offering that brings a rich set of capabilities to mobile apps. You can incorporate any of its pieces to accelerate your mobile application development. Add data storage in the cloud, enterprise or social authentication, push notifications or offline sync, all while scaling to millions of devices.

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Games with Unity

Cross-platform game development with Unity and Visual Studio

Build your 2D and 3D games with the unparalleled Unity engine in Visual Studio – create once and target over 17 platforms, including all mobile platforms. Debug Unity from Visual Studio with the world-class Visual Studio debugger to set breakpoints and evaluate variables and complex expressions, and leverage all the great features Visual Studio has to offer to boost your productivity.

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Games with Unity

Cross-platform game development with Unity and Visual Studio

Build your 2D and 3D games with the unparalleled Unity engine in Visual Studio – create once and target over 17 platforms, including all mobile platforms. Debug Unity from Visual Studio with the world-class Visual Studio debugger to set breakpoints and evaluate variables and complex expressions, and leverage all the great features Visual Studio has to offer to boost your productivity.

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Hybrid apps with JavaScript

Build your cross-platform mobile apps using Apache Cordova

Teams with experience building web apps will quickly feel at-home building mobile apps using Visual Studio’s Tools for Apache Cordova. A single shared JavaScript API provides nearly 100% code re-use across platforms and access to native device capabilities using a familiar, concise syntax.

Set breakpoints, inspect the run-time value of objects and manipulate the HTML with integrated debugging tools for every platform.

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Native apps with C++

Cross-platform native development

Share, reuse, build, deploy, and debug your cross-platform C++ mobile code. Create projects from templates for Android Native-Activity applications, or create high-performance shared libraries to include in other solutions. You can also bring your existing C++ code to mobile platforms with minimal work. Use platform specific IntelliSense, validate code without building as you type, set breakpoints, watch variables, and deploy the application to devices (ARM, x86) and emulators alike.

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Emulator for Android

Fast, Hyper-V-based, rich simulations

Deploy your cross-platform apps to different Android device configurations all from Visual Studio. It works with your Xamarin, Cordova, or cross-platform C++ projects. The Visual Studio Emulator for Android can be installed under “Individual components” with Visual Studio 2017.

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British Airways

British Airways delivers anywhere, anytime access to company news and updates to its 40K+ team members – on their device of choice.

Hewlett Packard

Hewlett Packard uses Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova to rapidly build modern user experiences across multiple mobile platforms.gos.

British Airways

British Airways delivers anywhere, anytime access to company news and updates to its 40K+ team members – on their device of choice.

Urban Refuge

Urban Refuge turns research into action for global refugees, making it easy to locate humanitarian aid with native Android and iOS apps.

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

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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