Fabric May Update

By Annum Munir, Product Marketing Manager

May is an exciting time for mobile developers. Whether it’s the start of summer or the kick off of conferences, app development teams are spoiled with new products and improvements. In May, we shipped a bunch of features to save you time, speed up user login, shed more light on user behavior, and make it even easier to monetize and grow your app. Here’s a roundup of what we released:

Bringing powerful PRs, one-click installation, and enhanced deployment options to fastlane

Going forward, you don’t need to locally compile your app just to test and preview a change. With fastlane, you can now do it straight on GitHub from the pull request! We also introduced one-click installation (so it’s even easier to get started with fastlane) and added support for two-step verification for stronger security. On top of that, fastlane now supports uploading of APK expansion files and you can quickly promote existing beta builds straight to production on Google Play.

P.S. Try deploying fastlane with the rocketship emoji! You can totally do this.

Read the full announcement.

Dynamic routing supercharges Digits login performance

With Digits, we released dynamic routing to further improve SMS delivery and boost login conversion rates. Dynamic routing allows us to intelligently send your Digits SMS confirmation code through the best quality route (to thousands of carriers in over 217 countries) with greater speed and ironclad confidence.

If extenuating circumstances delay an SMS confirmation code from arriving quickly, Digits voice fallback will save the day and deliver the codes via a voice call. Dynamic routing is completely free and automatically enabled for you!

Read the full announcement.

More visibility into business-critical user actions with Answers

With our latest update for Answers’ event attributes feature, you will now see the top 10 categories for each category event attribute! This update helps you easily discover the most popular categories, and see how they change and trend over the past 30 days. We’ve also added new drill-down options so you can toggle and customize your graphs to suit your unique app goals.

Read the full announcement.

Seamlessly monetize your app with Twitter Kit + MoPub

This month, we officially launched our integration of Twitter Kit and MoPub, making it easy for developers to insert MoPub ads directly into the Twitter content they display in their Android and iOS apps. Now, with just a few lines of code, you can engage your users with a dynamic timeline of Tweets and build your business with native MoPub ads that fit seamlessly into the stories you want to tell.

Doing more with 140 characters

In addition, we announced an upcoming set of changes (rolling out over the next few months) to enable people to express even more within 140 characters on Twitter. These changes will allow for richer public conversations that are easier to follow, and ensure people can attach extra elements, media, and content to Tweets without sacrificing the characters they have.

Read more about these changes and how to transition your products in our Twitter Developer Blog.

Here’s our internal changelog:

Fabric Platform

  • Android

    • Improved Fabric SDK initialization time

Crashlytics Kit

  • Android

    • Updated Fabric Dependency

Answers Kit

Digits Kit

  • iOS

    • More specific error types around contact upload error

    • More verbose debug console logging

    • Updated Fabric Dependency

  • Android

    • Updated Fabric Dependency

Twitter Kit

  • iOS

    • Fixed non-modular import error in Cocoapods

    • Monetize your app by seamlessly displaying native ads from MoPub’s ad exchange in-line within your Twitter timelines

    • Fix bug where retweets are not filtered properly when using `TWTRUserTimelineDataSource`

    • Better error handling around web auth

    • New convenience method for requesting Twitter user email

    • New delegate methods on Tweet detail view controller

    • Linkification in Tweet detail view controller

    • Updated Fabric Dependency

    • Allow #hashtags to be pre-filled in Composer

  • Android

    • Initial release of twitter-mopub

    • Monetize your app by seamlessly displaying native ads from MoPub’s ad exchange in-line within your Twitter timelines

    • Allow #hashtags to be pre-filled in Composer

    • Updated Fabric Dependency

MoPub Kit