Visual Studio Mobile Center now supports Universal Windows apps

Visual Studio Mobile Center brings together multiple services, commonly used by mobile developers, into a single, integrated product. It allows developers to build, test, distribute, and monitor their mobile apps and easily add backend cloud services to scale their app to millions of users on demand. Until now, Mobile Center has only supported apps targeting iOS and Android.

Microsoft is today announcing support for UWP Windows apps. With this support, developers can now automate builds and distribution, collect user analytics, and deliver push notifications to their UWP users. Microsoft will also release Crashes and Test services for UWP applications later this year. In addition to the Windows support, Microsoft is announcing the following improvements for Mobile Center.

  • You can now use the Build service with your repository from Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), Bitbucket, and GitHub. It’s never been easier to set up Continuous Integration and Delivery for your app.
  • In addition to Appium and Xamarin.UITest, Mobile Center now supports the platform-specific test frameworks for iOS and Android – XCUITest and Espresso – enabling you to write test scripts in your preferred framework.
  • With the Distribute service, you can promote your successful builds directly to the app stores or your Intune company portal.
  • The new Mobile Center Push service allows you to segment and target users based on analytics data, like geography, network provider, or activity.

Learn more about it here.

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