App Development

As an app developer today you have many choices and we are here to help. Explore this site whether you are a beginner or an expert who starts from an existing code base. Whether you want to host your app's backend in our cloud or you want to ride the Windows 10 wave. Either way, you can use our great development tools, including familiar libraries and cross-platform tools to quickly bring your vision to reality. Let’s dev this!

Introducing Universal Windows apps

Build a Universal Windows app that reaches all Windows devices from mobile to desktop. If you already have an app, learn how to extend its reach to different form factors.

Get free tools for building apps

Visual Studio Community provides a rich, integrated development environment for creating stunning applications for Windows, Android, and iOS, as well as modern web applications and cloud services.

DJ Nano

DJ Nano describes how he used Windows App Studio to build an app, including tour dates, exclusive videos, social media and discography. Check out the video, then head over to the App Studio site and create your own!

Office 365 APIs in apps

Build custom solutions across all your mobile, web and desktop projects that connect to Office 365 by using industry open standards such as OAuth and OData. Connect securely to Office 365 APIs to access email, files, calendar, and people information, and the petabytes of data that are stored there.

Azure App Service

Build and host the cloud backend for any mobile app on Windows, iOS, or Android. Azure gives you the flexibility to power your mobile apps using Virtual Machines, Cloud Services, or Mobile Services.

Go mobile with Xamarin

MSDN Premium and Ultimate subscribers can save up to 20% on Xamarin Enterprise Edition or Business Edition.

Build multi-device hybrid apps

Use Visual Studio and Apache Cordova to build hybrid apps that run on iOS, Android and Windows using a single project based on HTML and JavaScript.