Realtime alerts of mobile app crashlog
In the previous articles, we discussed about how to include the library to forward crashlog from iOS and Android mobile apps into Splunk Enterprise, install a Splunk app to aggregate the forwarded logs from mobile devices and then perform some simple analytics with the indexed data. If you have been following closely the write-ups and Splunk-ing the valuable data from iOS and Android mobile apps, you might be interested to know how to setup an alerting mechanism in the event of a crash.
We are going to discuss in particular how to configure realtime alerts via email with PDF attachment using Splunk Enterprise. It takes very little time …
Analyzing iOS data with Splunk Enterprise
This article describes in detail the steps to:
- configure the iOS library
- install Splunk Enterprise and Splunk app to receive data forwarded from iOS mobile devices
- basic Splunk searches
CONFIGURE THE iOS LIBRARY
- Download the logging library from http://splunk-base.splunk.com/apps/92296/mobile-analytics-with-splunk-storm-ios or https://github.com/nicholaskeytholeong/splunk-storm-mobile-analytics/blob/master/ios/splunkmobileanalytics.zip
- Unzip it and drag the splunkmobileanalytics folder into the project
- Select Relative to Project at Reference Type, then click Add.
- In the AppDelegate interface file (AppDelegate.h), import Splunk.h, like so:
- In the AppDelegate implementation file (AppDelegate.m), provide the SPLUNK_HOST_URL and TCP_PORT values in the message
- You are set! Splunk Enterprise is now integrated seamlessly into your iOS mobile app!
INSTALL SPLUNK ENTERPRISE AND SPLUNK APP
- Download the latest Splunk Enterprise from http://www.splunk.com/download
- Install Splunk Enterprise (in this
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 Splunk
The logging library for Android is now added with an option to reroute the crash logs into Splunk Enterprise. Yes, crash logs from Android mobile devices into Splunk Enterprise.
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:
Analyzing Flurry data
Have a mobile app that sends data to Flurry? Would you like to do some custom analysis on that data? Splunk to the rescue!
The new Flurry App for Splunk provides a scripted input that automatically extracts events from an existing Flurry account.…
Launching Mobile Apps with Splunk and more at SplunkLive! New York City
Last week we held SplunkLive in New York City for the 4th time. I never tire of hearing about customer successes, visiting with our long-time and new customers, and watching the fantastic interactions between users. This year more than 200 folks joined us in Times Square.
DealerTrack is the nation’s first and largest credit application network for the automotive industry, connecting 17,000 dealers and over 1000 lenders. Senior Director of Technology Architecture, and one of the founding members, Chris DeMeo detailed DealerTrack’s complex environment, spanning multiple geos and data centers and with the diverse architecture that comes with multiple acquisitions over the course of several years. As is common with our customers, they brought Splunk in for a unified view …