Android Fabric - Crashlytics


Example

Fabric is a modular mobile platform that provides useful kits you can mix to build your application. Crashlytics is a crash and issue reporting tool provided by Fabric that allows you to track and monitor your applications in detail.


How to Configure Fabric-Crashlytics

Step 1: Change your build.gradle:

Add the plugin repo and the gradle plugin:

 buildscript {
  repositories {
    maven { url 'https://maven.fabric.io/public' }
  }

  dependencies {
    // The Fabric Gradle plugin uses an open ended version to react
    // quickly to Android tooling updates
    classpath 'io.fabric.tools:gradle:1.+'
  }
}

Apply the plugin:

apply plugin: 'com.android.application'
//Put Fabric plugin after Android plugin
apply plugin: 'io.fabric'

Add the Fabric repo:

repositories {
  maven { url 'https://maven.fabric.io/public' }
}

Add the Crashlyrics Kit:

dependencies {
  
  compile('com.crashlytics.sdk.android:crashlytics:2.6.6@aar') {
    transitive = true;
  }
}

Step 2: Add Your API Key and the INTERNET permission in AndroidManifest.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
  <application
     ... >
      
      <meta-data
          android:name="io.fabric.ApiKey"
          android:value="25eeca3bb31cd41577e097cabd1ab9eee9da151d"
          />

  </application>
  
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
</manifest>

Step 3: Init the Kit at runtime in you code, for example:

public class MainActivity extends ActionBarActivity {

    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
      super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);

      //Init the KIT
      Fabric.with(this, new Crashlytics());

      setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
    }
}

Step 4: Build project. To build and run:

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Using the Fabric IDE plugin

Kits can be installed using the Fabric IDE plugin for Android Studio or IntelliJ following this link.

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After installing the plugin, restart Android Studio and login with your account using Android Studio.

( short key > CTRL + L)

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Then it will show the projects that you have / the project you opened, select the one you need and click next .. next.

Select the kit you would like to add, for his example it is Crashlytics :

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Then hit Install. You don't need to add it manually this time like above gradle plugin, instead it will build for you.

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Done!