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Crashlytics combined with Fabric can be used for both iOS and Android platforms. It reports crashes but also offers the distribution of apps and app analytics services. With Fabric, you can distribute the apps to the wider group. The beta testers will get an email invite to download the Crashlytics Beta app and get a version of the app for testing. Before you can start receiving crash reports, distributing beta builds or collecting analytics from your app, you will have to create an empty Xcode project with the same bundle identifier as the one for your Xamarin app. Then, use the Fabric Mac app to add your app and complete the Crashlytics on-boarding process.

Prerequisite:-

1. Xcode 10.2

This Crashlytics icon is made in flat color style. This format was developed by Icons8 designer team and became immensely popular for use in web and mobile applications. Feel free to download this icon in PNG format for free, or unlock other formats for $24. Crashlytics feature is integrated with Google Firebase service. You need to sign up on the Firebase website and create a new project. Then, add your app to your Firebase project to register app.

2. Swift 5

3. Firebase Console Account

Step 1:- Create a new XCODE project with a button

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Step 2:- Generate pod file for your project and install pods as given below and reopen your project using *.xcworkspace file:-

Step 3:- After successful installation of pods go to your Firebase Console. If you do not have any existing Firebase application then your screen should look like this:-

Step 4:- Now tap on ‘Create a Project’ button and create a new project, enter the name of a new Firebase project and accept terms & conditions and then tap on create the project. It will take some time to create a project. After the creation of the project click on continue.

Step 5:- Now choose your platform of application, in our case, we will choose iOS.

Step 6:- it will open a new form to register your Xcode project with firebase where you will have to enter your app details like iOS bundle Identifier (Then at the left select the top project item in the project navigator. Then select TARGETS -> General. Bundle Identifier is found under Identity ) etc. and Finally tap on register app.

Step 7:- Download GoogleService-Info.plist file and place it in your project

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step 8:- Now there is an important step i.e., Select the top project item in the project navigator at the left. Then select TARGETS -> Build Settings and search for Build Options.

Now under build options select “DWARF with dSYM File” as debug information format.

Step 9:- Now again go on the browser and click on next after downloading google info plist file. Now it will say to install a pod which we have installed already so, skip this step and click on next.

Now it will ask to add Firebase initialization code into our app delegate file as given below:-

After addition of above code click on next and run your app so that Firebase can recognize your app. After successful recognition of your app, tap on ‘Continue to console’ or you can skip this process by clicking on skip this step:-

Step 10:- Select Crashlytics from the left panel that would look like this as given below and tap on ‘Set up Crashlytics’:-

Now, select ‘No’ if you are creating a fresh and new application or ‘Yes’ if you are migrating a fabric app to Firebase. In our case, I am going to select No.

Now click on Go to Crashlytics docs

Step 11:- Follow given steps on Crashlytics docs. you can skip 1st and 2nd step as we have already completed it. Directly follow step 3

In Run Script add – “${PODS_ROOT}/FirebaseCrashlytics/run”

in Input Files add – ${BUILT_PRODUCTS_DIR}/${INFOPLIST_PATH} OR ${DWARF_DSYM_FOLDER_PATH}/${DWARF_DSYM_FILE_NAME}/Contents/Resources/DWARF/${TARGET_NAME}

if you are not having Run Script section you can add it by clicking on + icon.

Step 12:- Whoa.. we are almost done now just create action outlet of your UI button which we have designed and put a code to crash your application.

Step 13:- Now follow these given below instructions to log your first crash:-

1. Build and Run your application (on simulator or iOS device)

After the successful running of your app, Firebase Console will look like this. Just press ‘Go to the Crashlytics dashboard’ button:-

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2. Stop the running app from Xcode by pressing the stop button

3. Now run your application from device’s or simulator’s home screen

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4. Tap on the crash button to crash your application.

5. Now rerun your application from home screen and look at crashlytics dashboard

6. If the crash is not logged in then try to crash your application 4-5 time else you have not followed complete instructions of this blog. Kindly go through all instructions.

Dashboard will look somewhat like this with crash informations

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By Kyle Psaty

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When an app on your phone crashes, whom do you blame?

That’s a question that Rich Paret, former senior director of systems engineering at the local startup Brightcove, admits he didn’t think a lot about until recently; he blamed who everyone blames: the app’s creator. But in January, when Paret got a call from Jeff Seibert, CEO of the Cambridge-based startup Crashlytics, he started thinking about mobile app crashes -- and he hasn’t stopped since.

Crashlytics offers the most robust crash reporting available for Apple devices. The company has been operating fairly stealthily since February 2011 and raised $1 million in seed funding from local VC shop Flybridge Capital and a handful of prominent angel investors last July.

“[Seibert] told me that there are a billion crashes on Apple devices every day,” Paret said. “You think about crashes, but I had never thought about the scale of that problem until that moment. That stat got me to sit up and pay attention.”

Hackers Only: Run-of-the-Mill Developers Need Not Apply

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Crashlytics president Wayne Chang isn’t your average, stuffy company president. In fact, he’s something of a celebrity among web startupers and hackers in Boston and Silicon Valley.

“He was unassuming and just a down-to-Earth, cool guy,” Paret said of their first meeting. “He was like, ‘This is me. This is what I’ve done in the past. This is my vision for what I want to do.’ I really felt like he had spent a lot of time thinking about Crashlytics.”

Already an active angel investor at just 28 years old, Chang is a seasoned entrepreneur. He started programming professionally at the age of 11. By 15, he was contributing to the original Napster and later worked on the original team at Dropbox. Chang has founded a handful of companies besides Crashlytics, including i2hub, one of the most popular file-sharing websites ever; amid pressure from record companies, he shut it down in 2005.

Seen The Social Network? Then you’re familiar with a legal case in which Chang was involved. In 2009, Chang sued ConnectU founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss for a portion of their settlement with Facebook, citing a partnership with i2hub. Needless to say, he won’t comment on the situation. He doesn’t want to talk about the teams he’s worked with before. Not when he can jaw about the team he and Seibert have been assembling at Crashlytics.

Everyone who works for Crashlytics is a software engineer with a deep knowledge of the foundations of computer science. And pretty much all of them are talented enough to play the part of technical co-founder at any one of this city’s hundreds of startups that are hungry to find one.

“On our site, we don’t list who’s involved,” Chang said. “Sure, you can find out that Jeff and I are the founders. But we’ve been quietly building an all-star team. I feel very humbled to be able to work with this group.”

Seibert is no n00b either. Although he’s only 26, the Stanford grad has also worked for Apple and founded a handful of software startups, including Increo, which was acquired by Box.net.

Chang and Seibert said that their team now includes five additional full-time employees, including Paret and fellow Brightcove defector Sam Robbins, whom the company hired for his expert-level knowledge of smartphone software development kits. Matt Massicotte, who spent three and a half years working at Apple and contributed to their internal crash reporting team, also recently joined the team.

“A lot of what we do is deeply technical,” Seibert said. “It requires a thorough understanding of how these devices operate and what techniques are available to collect this information. On the web side, we need to be incredibly disciplined in how we receive and store the data, and how we optimize our processing. This is why we’re hiring true computer scientists who are also great software engineers.”

So Who’s Really to Blame for all the Crashes?

Sending a crash report can feel like saying a prayer -- there’s never any direct follow-up. But the lousy experience has more to do with Apple than the app creators. The company offers free crash reporting for the 300,000-plus iPhone apps currently available in the App Store, as well as for the 60,000-plus iPad-only apps. In many cases, individual crash reports are sent via email by the thousands, and those batches are often sent out weeks apart. Imagine suddenly seeing “You have 10,526 unread messages” in your inbox, then sifting through all those emails and only getting a little bit of information about what caused each crash, and you’ll understand the problem Crashlytics is solving.

Truth be told, Apple probably doesn’t care much about this problem. They’ve already gotten the developer to create the app and host it in their exclusive marketplace; that’s all they need to keep growing their walled garden. And anyways, when the app crashes, you blame its maker, remember?

Despite Apple’s overt lack of interest in solving this problem, it takes some pretty serious cojones to get into a footrace against them.

“If Apple or anyone else was doing a good job of this, we would have started a different company,” Seibert said simply.

Outdoing Apple by Solving a “Huge, Big Data Problem”

If Apple’s standard crash reporting is a free ride in your mom’s minivan, Crashlytics is offering free test drives of your uncle’s Maserati.

“Imagine you’re an app developer and have 100,000 crashes. Crashlytics will distill that down to, say, 23 different issues. It will also tell you that, of those 23 issues, two are the most significant,” Chang said. “On all 23 issues, we’ll tell you the exact line of code that’s caused the crash. Even Apple can’t do that today.”

The founders won’t disclose how many apps run their software, so there’s little information about the demand for their product; Seibert only said that the company is processing “millions of events per day.” Nonetheless, Crashlytics’ streamlined interface and the technology behind it certainly seem like they make the process of maintaining and improving mobile apps a heck of a lot easier.

“We take this huge, big data problem and distill it down so developers can make use of it,” Chang said. “We give other data, too….all kinds of things that help developers understand the environment in which their apps are crashing.”

According to the team at Crashlytics, the information that the company collects is only “device-level” data, meaning that they don’t record anything personal during a crash.

“Crashlytics only wakes up if your app crashes,” Seibert said. “We don’t need to know what someone was entering in a field when an app was running to diagnose the problem, so we don’t collect that kind of information.”

It’s safe, elegant, and works better than anything else available, so it’s no wonder the company isn’t talking about how many crashes they’re already processing. Mobile apps certainly aren’t becoming any less popular, so it makes sense for Crashlytics to get as much of a head start on the competition as they can.

“We have definitely arrived at what Steve Jobs called ‘The Post-PC World,’” said Seibert, a clear admirer of the late Apple founder. “This presents a whole array of opportunities for Crashlytics beyond crash reporting.”

“Our goal is to go out and listen to developers and find out what they need and build products that they can get excited about,” Paret added. “Right now, we do crash reporting better than anyone. But I believe this is the opening act of something that’s a lot bigger.”

Perhaps someday, when an app crashes, you’ll get an email a few hours later with an apology and a coupon code for a discount on a future download. That’s something Crashlytics is working on, too.

About Kyle -- I'm obsessed with what's next, especially when it involves truly helping people live better, more fulfilling lives. I believe this is where creativity and creation become innovation. The founding editor of the online publication BostInnovation and a former staff writer for the New England Patriots, I'm lucky to now spend my days building a brighter future for consumer banking at PerkStreet Financial, where I also manage a daily blog. Follow me on Twitter @KylePs80.

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