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Developers Can Check Up on their App through Fabric for Android

February 23, 2016 - Written By Alexander Maxham

App developers worse nightmare is when their app starts crashing repeatedly, especially with multiple users. It’s something that they are always cautious of and on the look out for. Fabric, Twitter’s tool for developers that allows them to keep on top of their app, has launched on Android and iOS. Previously it was a desktop only type-thing. However now users will be able to keep up on the status of their app(s) from their smartphone when they aren’t in the office or at their desk. Fabric also integrates with web services like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Optimizely, and Stripe. Over 225,000 developers use Fabric, according to Twitter.

The app will show you full stack traces, the number of users affected as well as insight into who is actually affected. It’s a great way to see when something critical is happening with your app. Fabric says that they sift through “millions of events every day to intelligently bring the most important information to you”. This means that before you even jump onto your computer to find the bug, you already know where to look, thanks to Fabric helping you out. Additionally, you’ll see key metrics, as well as crash free and daily active users at a glance. So you can see how active your app is and how good it is at not crashing.

Fabric sends push notifications, as Twitter states in their announcement, emails can get lost, or hidden – especially if you get a lot of them. Additionally, push notifications are quicker. Meaning you’ll be aware of what’s going around sooner than if you were waiting for an email. Fabric was developer by Twitter’s developers for themselves and other developers creating apps around the world. Because of that, it’s likely the most complete app needed for developers these days. As it already houses plenty of developer tools, and plenty more coming. The app is available today for Android as well as iOS. As developers often times are using multiple devices and multiple OS’ it’s nice to see that they have put out the app for both platforms at the same time.