Visual Studio App Center SDK for .NET
App Center is your continuous integration, delivery and learning solution for iOS, Android, and Windows apps. Get faster release cycles, higher-quality apps, and the insights to build what users want.
The App Center SDK uses a modular architecture so you can use any or all of the following services:
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 you. All the information captured is available in the App Center portal for you to analyze the data.
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 report will be sent to App Center. Collecting crashes works for both beta and live apps, i.e. those submitted to the App Store. Crash logs contain valuable information for you to help fix the crash.
App Center Distribute: App Center Distribute will let your users install a new version of the app when you distribute it via the 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 new version. Once they choose to update, the SDK will start 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. We use APNS for iOS apps, FCM for Android and WNS for UWP apps. You can also segment your user base based on a set of properties and send them targeted notifications.
App Center Data: The App Center Data service provides functionality enabling developers to persist app data in the cloud in both online and offline scenarios. This enables you to store and manage both user-specific data as well as data shared between users and across platforms.
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.
1. Get started
We are looking forward to your contributions via pull requests.
2.1 Code of Conduct
2.2 Contributor License
You must sign a Contributor License Agreement before submitting your pull request. To complete the Contributor License Agreement (CLA), you will need to submit a request via the form and then electronically sign the CLA when you receive the email containing the link to the document. You need to sign the CLA only once to cover submission to any Microsoft OSS project.
App Center SDK support is provided directly within the App Center portal. Any time you need help, just log in to App Center, then click the blue chat button in the lower-right corner of any page and our dedicated support team will respond to your questions and feedback. For additional information, see the App Center Help Center.
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