Android Application Error Reports
Android 2.2 was released to developers yesterday. It brings an exciting new feature in the developer console: Application Error Reports.
Quoting from Android 2.2 Platform Highlights:
New bug reporting feature for Android Market apps enables developers to receive crash and freeze reports from their users. The reports will be available when they log into their publisher account.
This feature works with all versions of Android, and reports crashes and freezes (Application Not Responding or ANR). However, getting a stack trace for ANRs requires that the user runs Android 2.2. However, both types of reports are extremely useful.
After logging into my developer console page (which I do often to check on download statistics), there is information on crashes and freezes for each published application. Repeated occurrences of problems of same problem grouped together and totaled, but are broken down by application version number. There is information about devices on which the problem occurs.
All in all, one word: “excellent”.
I already learned of two bugs in WiFi Manager 1.3.1 (and earlier), will release 1.3.2 with fixes shortly.