Mobile Analytics (iOS) with Splunk and Storm (Part 2)
In the previous article “Mobile Analytics (iOS) with Storm” , we discussed about sending stacktrace of uncaught exceptions from apps that run on iOS platform into Storm with the STORM REST API. We hope that the article covers the basic steps to help iOS app developers to jumpstart into realizing the potential of making use of Splunk and Storm to help the developers to develop better quality apps.
Great news … iOS developers are now able to send the above-mentioned stacktrace via TCP into both Splunk Enterprise and Storm; and it is very simple to configure this library into iOS app. The breakdown of the steps are as described below:
CREATE A STORM ACCOUNT
 Create a Splunk Storm …
Mobile Analytics (iOS) with Storm
As those who have been following articles about mobile analytics with Storm and Splunk already know, there’s been demand for an iOS library to help iOS app developers to debug their apps. I’m happy to announce that the iOS library is now available for use with Storm REST API input. The installation steps to use this libary are trivial
Mobile Analytics with Storm (Part 2)
In the previous article “Mobile Analytics with Storm“, we discussed how to configure the logging library for mobile apps to send stacktrace messages to Storm via REST API. To make this logging library more usable and robust, mobile app developers are now able to send invaluable stacktrace messages via TCP (through the Network Inputs option). The configuration steps are incredibly simple and are summarized using the diagram shown below:
- Click at “Network data” to enable Storm to receive data via TCP
- Click at “Authorize your IP address” so that Storm is receiving data from authorized IP address(es). Please take note of the “IP/Port combination” in “Send data to” – we
Mobile Analytics with Storm
This is a logging library developed for mobile app developers to allow better visibility of their apps; particularly to address the instrumentation of crash logs. Bottom-line, no more guessing what kind of errors that end users experience with your mobile apps on their phones. Ensure the highest quality of your apps by harnessing realtime analytics Splunk Storm provides.
SPLogger: iPhone Logging API
This week I put up on GitHub an early version of a Splunk logging API for iPhone developers, call SPLogger. We’d love feedback, code contributions, suggestion. The SPLogger API allows iPhone developers to log events in their application and have them go to Splunk Storm (www.splunkstorm.com), which is free for up to a GB of data. If you currently have no insight into how your app is being used, or by whom, this can come in handy, and of course you’ll have the full power of SPL, Splunk’s search language.
To get the SPLogger API, download it via either method:
Okay, so possibly not so much for profit, but I have developed a really cool IRC bot that logs to Splunk and provides a web interface for searching those logs. Several weeks before I started with Splunk, I was winding down my old job and looking for something I could do that was Splunk related. I’m a total IRC geek. I’ve been hanging out on #macintosh on Undernet for over 17 years, and I discovered while browsing Splunk’s website that there was an official IRC channel for Splunk, #splunk on EFnet. I spent the first week lurking and slowly introducing myself to the regulars, and then since I had some downtime, the idea occurred to me that it would …
The Winds Are Gathering For A Storm!
An emerging generation of developers and cloud consumers don’t want delayed gratification. They expect everything they need available as a service. They want easy turn-on/turn-off. They want to pay based on usage. To meet the needs of this new class of customers, we re-worked our familiar classic Splunk into a brand-spanking-new cloud service called Splunk Storm!