Amazon Now Offers Crash Reports To DevelopersBy: Zach Walton - December 7, 2012
Amazon announced that it was providing free A/B testing to developers who made apps for its platform, but the goodies aren’t stopping there. Now developers will have access to crash reports as well.
In the spirit of debugging mobile apps, Amazon will now provide crash reports to all developers who use its Mobile App Distribution Portal. The reports will help developers diagnose errors caused by unhandled Java exceptions.
The crash reports will be available udder the Reporting section of the Mobile App Distribution Portal. Upon logging in, you’ll be greeted with a basic summary of all your apps and the number of crash reports that have been collected for each one. Going deeper, you’ll find the various error types that caused the crash . From there, each error will have its own page that details its device, OS or version dependencies.
Amazon’s hope is that developers will proactively use this new tool to hunt down and fix crash errors. It will only serve to improve the customer experience and sell more apps, which means Amazon and you will both make more money. It’s a win-win situation.
If you have an Amazon developer account, you can start checking out error reports now at Amazon’s Mobile App Distribution page.