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
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
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: