By Jonathan Zazove, Product Manager
Update: Fabric has deprecated the third party kits as of August 2, 2018. See our help doc to learn more.
Since launching Fabric last year, we’ve seen a number of other key needs within mobile development: scaling infrastructure, integrating payments, and running A/B tests, among others. We wanted to help solve these challenges by leveraging some of the best-in-class tools within the industry, and do that without the typical frustrations that come with the adoption of new mobile SDKs.
That’s why today we’re excited to introduce eight new partners that join the Fabric developer toolset:
We thought long and hard about which problems developers had when integrating SDKs beyond those we focused on over the last year. We knew you’d rather spend time coding instead of filling out sign-ups and searching for keys to put in your app, and wanted to build something to help eliminate these tasks.
With Fabric, we'll automatically provision your keys for all of your Kits and onboard your app. Now you can sit back and focus on the fun stuff, like coding.
If you’re already using Fabric, you can now install the Amazon, Stripe, and Optimizely SDKs right within your Mac app or Android IDE plugins. Forget jumping through different repos or downloading installation packages from multiple places; Fabric does the heavy lifting. You can access all three SDKs in one place and be up and running in just a few minutes.
As with our core kits, you can upgrade your Amazon, Stripe and Optimizely SDKs to their latest version in one click within your Mac app or Android IDE plugins. We also recognized the experience our partners provide, and wanted Fabric customers to have that same first class experience. That’s why we’ve built support for popular dependency managers for both platforms. You spend less time managing your SDKs and more time building your app.
Right now, we’re rolling out the Amazon, Stripe, and Optimizely Kits to a number of current customers. In the coming months, we’ll work with partners to roll out their SDKs on Fabric with the same experience.
Here’s what our partner Nuance said, whose SDK is coming soon:
Learn more about our partners and how they can help you build even better apps.
Fabric's core Kits: even more powerful
We haven’t neglected the Crashlytics, Digits, Twitter, and MoPub Kits that launched last year. We’ve been thrilled by the response from the community since then: Crashlytics was named the #1 most implemented SDK for performance and Answers was named the #1 most implemented SDK for mobile analytics on iOS; Digits has been implemented in some of the world’s top apps, including Vine and Periscope; MoPub is one of the world’s largest mobile ad exchange for developers on the market today. We’ve been busy upgrading these Kits with a slew of new features:
Crashlytics Kit: unity support and logged errors for iOS from Crashlytics Labs
Digits Kit: seamless email verification support
We’re excited about all these new SDK partners, Kit features and experimental projects, and we’ll have more to share once we open access to more partner Kits in coming months. Stay tuned!