App Center SDK
App Center is your continuous integration, delivery and learning solution for iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS apps. Get faster release cycles, higher-quality apps, and the insights to build what users want.
App Center Services
The App Center SDKs use a modular architecture so you can use any or all of the services below. To learn more about how each service works for your platform, check out the in-depth documentation.
App Center Analytics
App Center Analytics helps you understand user behavior and customer engagement to improve your app. The SDK automatically captures session count, device properties like model, OS version, etc. You can define your own custom events to measure things that matter to your business. All the information captured is available in the App Center portal for you to analyze the data.
App Center Auth
App Center Auth is a cloud-based identity management service that enables developers to authenticate application users and manage user identities. The service integrates with other parts of App Center, enabling developers to leverage the user identity to view user data in other services and even send push notifications to users instead of individual devices. App Center Auth is powered by Azure Active Directory B2C.
App Center Crashes
App Center Crashes will automatically generate a crash log every time your app crashes. The log is first written to the device's storage and when the user starts the app again, the crash log will be sent to App Center. Collecting crashes works for both beta and live apps, i.e. those submitted to the App Store or Google Play. Crash logs contain valuable information for you to help fix the crash.
App Center Data
App Center Data is a data synchronization and storage solution that enables you to persist, manage, and sync application data across multiple devices and platforms, all in the cloud. Using the client SDKs, you can create a seamless experience around your data, tying it to users by identity via App Center Auth and even create experiences pertaining to both online and offline scenarios in your app. App Center Data is powered by Cosmos DB ensuring low latency, high availability, and global availability of your data.
App Center Distribute
The App Center SDK will let your users install a new version of the app when you distribute it via App Center. With a new version of the app available, the SDK will present an update dialog to the users to either download or postpone the update. Once they chose to update, the SDK starts to update your application. This feature will NOT work if your app is deployed to the app store.
App Center Push
App Center Push enables you to send push notifications to users of your app from the App Center portal.
- App Center SDK for Android
- App Center SDK for iOS
- App Center SDK for React Native
- App Center SDK for Xamarin
- App Center SDK for Unity
- App Center SDK for UWP
- App Center SDK for WPF/WinForms
- App Center SDK for macOS
- App Center SDK for tvOS
- App Center SDK for Apache Cordova
The tables below show the required minimum supported versions of the different App Center services.
Android Studio 2.2 or later.
|Service||Android OS Version||API Level|
|Analytics||4.1 and later||16 and later|
|Auth||4.1 and later||16 and later|
|Crashes||4.1 and later||16 and later|
|Data||4.1 and later||16 and later|
|Distribute||4.1 and later||16 and later|
|Push||4.1 and later||16 and later|
|Analytics||9.0 or later||10 and later|
|Auth||10.0 or later||10 and later|
|Crashes||9.0 or later||10 and later|
|Data||9.0 or later||10 and later|
|Distribute||9.0 or later||10 and later|
|Push||9.0 or later||10 and later|
|Service||Unity version||iOS Version||Android Version||UWP Windows Version|
|Analytics||2017.1 or later||9.0 or later||4.1 / API Level 16 or later||10.0.10240 or later|
|Crashes||2017.1 or later||9.0 or later||4.1 / API Level 16 or later||10.0.15063 or later|
|Distribute||2017.1 or later||9.0 or later||4.1 / API Level 16 or later||not available|
|Push||2017.1 or later||9.0 or later||4.1 / API Level 16 or later||10.0.10240 or later|
|Service||Windows Version||Visual Studio|
|Analytics||10 build 10240||Visual Studio 2015 or later|
|Crashes||not available||not available|
|Distribute||not available||not available|
|Push||10 build 10240||Visual Studio 2015 or later|
WPF and WinForms
|Service||.NET Framework||.NET Core||Windows Version||Visual Studio|
|Analytics||4.5 or later||3.0 or later||10 build 10240||Visual Studio 2015 or later|
|Crashes||4.5 or later||3.0 or later||10 build 10240||Visual Studio 2015 or later|
|Distribute||not available||not available||not available||not available|
|Push||not available||not available||not available||not available|
.NET Core is supported only when the WPF/WinForms application runs on Windows.
|Service||RN version||iOS Version||Android Version|
|Analytics||0.34 or later||9.0 or later & Cocoapods||4.1 / API Level 16 or later|
|Crashes||0.34 or later||9.0 or later & Cocoapods||4.1 / API Level 16 or later|
|Distribute||0.34 or later||9.0 or later & Cocoapods||4.1 / API Level 16 or later|
|Push||0.34 or later||9.0 or later & Cocoapods||4.1 / API Level 16 or later|
|Analytics||10.9 or later||8.2 and later|
|Crashes||10.9 or later||8.2 and later|
|Push||10.9 or later||8.2 and later|
|Analytics||11.0 or later||10 and later|
|Crashes||11.0 or later||10 and later|
|Service||AC CLI version||iOS Version||Android Version|
|Analytics||6.4.0 and later||4.3.0 and later||4.1.0 and later|
|Crashes||6.4.0 and later||4.3.0 and later||4.1.0 and later|
|Distribute||6.4.0 and later||4.3.0 and later||4.1.0 and later|
|Push||6.4.0 and later||4.3.0 and later||4.1.0 and later|
Source Code and Release Notes
The App Center SDKs are open-source and available publicly on GitHub: