Introducing the Fabric mobile app

by Meekal Bajaj, Product Manager 

Since we launched Fabric in 2014, our mission has been to make tools that let you focus on building the best apps. Crashlytics and Answers have made it easy to see your app’s stability. But crashes don’t always happen when you are at your desk. And when time is of the essence, having the right context at your fingertips can make all the difference.

Today, we are thrilled to release the Fabric mobile app – your app’s heartbeat in your pocket.

The Fabric mobile app makes it easy for you to know what’s going on with your app. We sift through millions of events every day to intelligently give you the most important information. And starting today, our real-time alerting system will send you a push notification when something critical is affecting your app.

Keep a pulse on your app, even on the go

A few months ago our friends at Runkeeper, an app that helps runners track fitness, reached out to us with a problem: they had the least access to Fabric when their users were the most active – on weekends.

Runkeeper users are the most engaged then, making it the best time for the service to launch new promotions. To ensure that issues were triaged as soon as they happened, the Runkeeper team needed uninterrupted access to their dashboard, including weekends. With the Fabric app, the team can find out immediately when something critical is affecting their app via push notifications – no matter where they are.

From our friends at Runkeeper:

Having been using the Fabric mobile app since it was in beta, I know how connected our team will be once more start using it. Now, when I leave the office, I know that I can count on Fabric to send nudges when something critical happens to our app's stability. Because of that, our team will get tons of time back, and can truly deliver on the best customer experience for our users, no matter where we are.

Push notifications that matter

When you get a push notification from us, we’ll give you everything you need to know: full stacktraces, number of affected users, and breakdown of devices and platforms – all in real time. That way, even before you pull up your laptop, you know where to look for a bug, who on your team to reach out to and how it could affect your metrics.

If you have lots of apps, don’t worry: you won’t be bombarded with push notifications! With per-app settings, you control how much and how often you want to get notified about each app. We’ve even turned the frequency down by default so you will only receive notifications for high priority issues. And for those times you want to be uninterrupted or away from work, we’ve added a mute option.

We can’t wait for you to try it!