Create mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows with Visual Studio.
• Native and hybrid app development
• Use your preferred coding language
• Cross-platform tools to code, debug, and test your mobile apps
• Rich partner and extension ecosystem
★ Native apps with C# - Visual Studio and Xamarin
Create rich native apps using C# across iOS, Android & Windows, while maximizing code reuse. Share code across device platforms with shared projects or portable class libraries.
With 100% of the native APIs exposed, you have full access to device capabilities.
Create apps with native user experiences and native performance with drag and drop simplicity.
★ 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.
★ 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, desktop, web and consoles. 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.
★ 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 Cordova, Xamarin or cross-platform C++ projects. The Visual Studio Emulator for Android comes with Visual Studio 2015 when you install any of the cross-platform tools.
★ Azure Mobile Services - Mobile backend-as-a-service
Azure Mobile apps is a platform as a service (PaaS) 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, customer authentication, push notifications or offline sync, all while scaling to millions of devices.
★ HockeyApp - Measure and learn from your users
Distribute your apps to testers through the web, allowing them to receive updates as they become available. Receive early feedback to make customer driven enhancements. Also gain insights from crashes to continuously improve the quality of your apps.
★ Connected services - Integrate your data