Facebook's Parse Gets Crash Reporting, Local Datastore for iOS

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Facebook announced Crash Reporting and Local Datastore for iOS for Parse. The former lets you register, track, and resolve crashes in your apps.

"Being able to capture and fix crashes efficiently means fewer frustrated users, and better retention--one of the most important metrics to any developer," says Facebook's Nancy Xiao. "While we know there are a number of third-party crash reporting tools you can use, we hope that by adding Parse Crash Reporting, we can reduce the complexity that comes with using different Parse SDKs, learning new APIs, and even monitoring multiple dashboards. Instead, you can now manage crash reports right within the Parse dashboard you're already familiar with."

The Local Datastore feature is exactly what it sounds like.

"How many times have you opened an app and stared at a loading screen for minutes, only to be confronted with the dreaded, 'No internet connection'? Most mobile applications are simply clients that display data straight from a server, losing all functionality without an internet connection," says Xiao. "How great would it be, though, if an app worked regardless of bad reception or lack of connectivity? In the spring, we solved this problem with the release of Parse Local Datastore—but at the time, it was available only for Android. Starting today, you can implement the same functionality for iPhones and iPads everywhere, as well."

Other recent addition to Parse include localization of docs, push A/B testing, app cloning, and the new ParseUI for iOS.

Last week, Facebook announced that Parse has surpassed 500,000 apps.

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