UPDATE 2017-02-19: use the plugin https://github.com/sarriaroman/FabricPlugin instead, crashlytics is now part of fabric
If you are looking for a great framework for crash reporting with your hybrid mobile app – look no further.
Right now there are only a few working out of the box in this constellation – crittercism is one of them but do not go there… here are a few reasons why you should not try them
- ui is slow
- if you are in europe it will be a bit buggy – at least it was for me, telling them about errors in their error reporting code base… (this is not how I expected this to work)
- very slow support
- expensive (cheap compared to new relic but still)
Now to Fabric.io (formerly known as crashlytics)
this is tricky 😀 follow any guide you like for ionic, and then inside Android Studio install the Fabric.IO plugin. Warning – there are quite a lot of plugins for crashlytics that no longer work…
Next step is to open the platform/android as a separate android project – this will enable you to add the fabric code to your application. There is also a .fabric-io file in the android project root – this will contain your application secret.
Next step is fairly simple:
ionic plugin add https://github.com/DrMoriarty/cordova-fabric-crashlytics-plugin –variable CRASHLYTICS_API_KEY=YOURKEY –variable CRASHLYTICS_API_SECRET=YOURSECRET
well that’s it 🙂
If you have not yet finished the fabric setup you’ll have to trigger an error – this is quite simple by attaching the debuger (chrome://inspect) and calling
I really like crashlytics and now it’s usable for both android and ios clients! Go build your hybrid apps and add useful crash reporting