HockeySDK-Android implements support for using HockeyApp in your Android applications.
The following features are currently supported:
Crash Reporting: If your app crashes, a crash log is written to the device's storage. If the user starts the app again, they will be asked to submit the crash report to HockeyApp. This works for both beta and live apps, i.e. those submitted to Google Play or other app stores. Crash logs contain viable information for you to help resolve the issue. Furthermore, you as a developer can add additional information to the report as well.
User Metrics: Understand user behavior to improve your app. Track usage through daily and monthly active users, monitor crash impacted users, as well as customer engagement through session count.
Update alpha/beta apps: The app will check with HockeyApp if a new version for your alpha/beta build is available. If yes, it will show a dialog to users and let them see the release notes, the version history and start the installation process right away. You can even force the installation of certain updates.
Feedback: Besides crash reports, collecting feedback from your users from within your app is a great option to help with improving your app. You act on and answer feedback directly from the HockeyApp backend.
Authenticate: To help you stay in control of closed tester groups you can identify and authenticate users against your registered testers with the HockeyApp backend.
It is super easy to use HockeyApp in your Android app. Have a look at our documentation and onboard your app within minutes.
Please visit our landing page as a starting point for all of our documentation.
We're looking forward to your contributions via pull requests to our repo on GitHub.
3.1 Development environment
- We are using Macs ourselves, but any OS should work.
- The latest stable release of Android Studio
3.2 Code of Conduct
3.3 Contributor License
You must sign a Contributor License Agreement before submitting your pull request. To complete the Contributor License Agreement (CLA), you will need to submit a request via the form and then electronically sign the CLA when you receive the email containing the link to the document. You need to sign the CLA only once to cover submission to any Microsoft OSS project.
If you have further questions or are running into trouble that cannot be resolved by any of the steps in our troubleshooting section, feel free to open an issue here, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or join our Slack.