🚨Breaking the Build 🚨- Episode 02: Surviving the Crash

😱 Your mobile app has crashed!! Don’t panic! All is not lost! In this episode, we walk you through surviving the crash and quickly getting your app up and running again by using Mobile Crash Analytics!

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💻 Code

Initializing the module

This will initialize the crash analytics module after com.appcelerator.aca has been added to tiapp.xml

const aca = require('com.appcelerator.aca');
Leaving Breadcrumb Trail

This code will help you track down any problems by allowing you to log where/what you have done in the app. These are only reported in the case of a handled exception or crash.

aca.leaveBreadcrumb('Opening screen:' + myscreen.id);
Adding User Metadata

This code will help you track down any problems by allowing you to log where/what your users have done in the app

aca.setUsername(username);
aca.setMetadata('lastLogin', datetime);
aca.setMetadata('gameLevel', 0);
Logging an Error (Handled Exception)

This code will allow you to track down exceptions/errors that may not cause a crash but are needed to help identify potential issues.

try {
var err = new Error('FATAL ERROR: Value cannot be null or undefined!');
if (value === null || value === undefined) throw err;
} catch (err) {
aca.logHandledException(err);
}
Allow User to Opt-Out

This code allows you to have to user opt-out of sending any crash analytics. Nothing will appear in report for this user if they do this.

// Disable sending data to Crash Analytics
aca.setOptOutStatus(true);

🔗 Links

  • AMPLIFY Crash Analytics Docs

👏 Credits

  • Executive Producer: Todd Holbrook
  • Marketing and Communications: Erin Bailey
  • Host / DevRel: Brenton House

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Axway Developer Relations Lead - With 25 years of experience in the development world, Brenton House leads Developer Relations for Axway's API and mobile products. He has worked closely with many clients across various industries including broadcasting, advertising, retail, financial services, transportation, publishing, supply chain, and non-profits. Brenton's passion for everything API and mobile combined with his strategy and design experience has enabled him to help developers create captivating products that inspire and delight audiences.

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