Crashlytics

Fabric

Fabric is a set of tools that help app developer to build and monetize their app. It helps them know who’s using their app and how.

In January 2017, Crashlytics and Fabric were acquired by Google.

Fabric is a modular mobile platform.Fabric is the tool you need to build the best app starting from early development to beyond your release in the app store.Understanding how your app performing out in the app store.Get feedback to be hard but it’s one of the most critical parts of app development to give us confidence that Our customer has a great experience.

The Dashboard that gives you the instantaneous pulse of your app. You can quickly see the most important metrics. It’s clear to pull the status of your app and you are confident because you know how this data is coming to this server and how the analysis is actually run this.

Crashlytics

Crashlytics offers you an organized list of issues ranked and sorted by the impact and the frequency that they’re occurring in the wild.You can quickly focus on the issues that will help you ship crash leaks will highlight file nameline number, and method. So it’s quick for you to know what’s going on. This is super clear and convenient as a developer because this may have been code that you didn’t write or code you just haven’t visited in a while.

Actually, use custom logging which allows you to shrinks in bread crumbs in your code to get a picture of what the user was doing up until the time of the crash.You use this to follow along and try to reproduce the issue on your side for an easier and quicker time to resolution.

However what about it when it’s not what the user doing maybe it’s something contextual about the app when to add debug statement in your app

Crashlytics.log(“Login : skipped login”);

One line of code to send custom logging and custom key and of course, this get sent up with every report so you are never flying blind.

Health Check

You were able to debug a stability issue custom metadata in the crash report that allowed you to quickly fix and redistribute an issue.

One of the great things about fabric is we have a real-time analytics product right alongside a real-time crash aborting product and they talk to get each other and work well together which is great it gives us a lot of metrics about stability that  Understanding of how our app is performing to a whole new level. You can see crash for the user the percentage of our user who has not experienced on the crash.

With the help of the fabric toolset, You were able to use intelligent alerting to quick focus in on a problem that was plaguing our users in the wild.

Integrating Fabric Crashlytics on Android

Crashlytics is the most powerful, yet lightest crash reporting solution. you can implement the Crashlytics in Android with a few clicks.

Step 1: SignUp on Fabric for Crashlytics.

Go to get.fabric.io for signing up on Fabric.io. Click “Get Fabric“.

Step 2: Install Crashlytics Plugin in Android Studio.

File->Settings->Plugins

Install Fabric Plugin

After Click on Browser repositories -> Search “Fabric for Android Studio”->Install

Install Fabric

 

After restarting Android Studio you can find the Fabric icon on the Studio toolbar.

Fabric Icon

Step 4: Adding Crashlytics to Android App.

Open your project in Android Studio, Which you want to add Crashlytics. Now click the Fabric icon on Android Studio toolbar.

Click the “Next” button, then click “Install” next to Crashlytics.

Now Fabric will show the changes that will make in the Android project. Click “Apply”

Please build and run your application.Once app launched fabric will verify Crashlytics is configured for your app.

Cause a Test Crash

You can check to see whether crash reporting has successfully been added simply by throwing an uncaught exception, e.g

Crashes are sent from your app after it’s been reopened.

When looking at your dashboard, you will see a list of issues. Clicking on an individual issue will take you to an issue summary page, with aggregate information about all the crashes (e.g. device type and OS).

Enhance Crash Reports

Crashlytics provides 4 logging mechanisms: logging, custom keys, user information, and caught exceptions.

1.Caught Exceptions

you log caught exceptions in your app’s catch blocks. Add a call to your catch block:

All logged exceptions will appear as “non-fatal” issues in the Fabric dashboard. Your issue summary will contain all the state information you are use to getting from crashes along with breakdowns by Android version and hardware device.

Crashlytics processes exceptions on a dedicated background thread, so the performance impact to your app is minimal. To reduce your users’ network traffic, Crashlytics batches logged exceptions together and sends them the next time the app launches.

2.Custom Logging

Logged messages are associated with your crash data and are visible in the Crashlytics dashboard if you look at the specific crash itself.

3.Custom Keys

Crashlytics allows you to associate arbitrary key/value pairs with your crash reports, which are viewable right from the Crashlytics dashboard. Setting keys are as easy as calling: Crashlytics.setString(key, value) or one of the related methods. Options are:

Crashlytics supports a maximum of 64 key/value pairs.

4 User Information

You can use Crashlytics.setUserId () identifier to provide an ID number, token, or hashed value that uniquely identifies the end-user of your application without disclosing or transmitting any of their personal information. This value is displayed right in the Fabric dashboard.

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