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Crashlytics November Update

February 26, 2014
  It’s that time of year! Time to hang with the fam, write code, and enjoy an ice cold winter lager. All while making sure you’re dressed to impress for the inevitable run in with your old high school flame…As Thanksgiving approaches, we have a ton of updates to share that are sure to distract you from the very obvious fact that Cousin Sam burned off his eyebrows in the deep fried turkey practice round that went down last weekend! This month, we bring you a new version of the Crashlytics for Android SDK, user experience enhancements to our IDE plugins, and usability upgrades to our web dashboards.And just to recap–before you caught Grandma putting more wine in her glass than the gravy pan (go Granny!), and even before your little sister brought her tattoo-covered boyfriend home from college — back in October we shared two major announcements back to back: Crashlytics for Android Studio and Crashlytics Real-Time Search .Performance & ResponsivenessWe’re excited to have shipped v1.1.5 of our Android SDK with some serious performance upgrades! (If only there was a way to boost your own performance after you fall into that inevitable Thanksgiving Day food coma).We tweaked our starting logic to move an extra blocking call off the main thread, reducing our SDK start time by over 75%, so you can get Crashlytics up and running even more efficiently — similar to how that extra cup (or 3) of coffee will have you nailing those Black Friday deals better than ever! To make the Crashlytics logger more useful, we now log priorities and tags to your crash reports as well as the Android logger. We also boosted crash processing efficiency by eliminating unnecessary process data collection and reduced the prioritization of Crashlytics threads to free up even more resources for your app.When mom asks why we showed up empty handed on Thursday, we’ll have a good excuse: we’ve been busy deploying several updates to our Android IDE plugins to enhance the user experience! These include smart drawing of our plugin to better handle non-IDE windows that have focus, and an even smoother responsiveness of the organization selection screen, which now loads network data asynchronously.Seamless & Intuitive

After Launching Shareable Crash Reports In September, We Added Read-only Comments To These Reports.

For those of you asking for access to the raw stack traces, we heard you loud and clear — even over the sounds of the too-soon holiday music that seems to be glaring from every car stereo anywhere. Our web dashboard now gives you the power to see and copy a raw representation of exceptions and threads. This feature is especially beneficial to our Android developers because you can also use the raw stack inside your IDE, so debugging crashes became easier than ever.After launching shareable crash reports in September, we added read-only comments to these reports. Now even developers without Crashlytics accounts can view these notes, which can include useful information for collaboration with your team (e.g. JIRA URL). We get it — even if you remembered to put elastic waist pants on before you sat down to eat you still need help from the whole extended family to make a dent in that bird!To enhance overall usability, we completely revamped the Issue’s session page, along with newly added drop down menus for users to easily navigate between their organizations and applications.Here’s our internal changelog:Android SDKReduced SDK start time by over 75% by eliminating a blocking call during exception handler initialization in Crashlytics.start().Enhanced Crashlytics.logException(Throwable) to log a warning via Log.w() and immediately return on null input.Crashlytics.log(int priority, String tag, String message) now logs the priority and tag to Crashlytics reports as well as the Android logger.Removed collection of unused process data to improve crash processing efficiency.Explicitly set all Crashlytics background threads to THREAD_PRIORITY_BACKGROUND to defer CPU resources to the application.IDE PluginsFixed a bug preventing the Crashlytics SDK from being pulled into Android Studio automatically while adding an application.Pushed a non-critical fix to our plugin updater that prevents multiple updates between IDE restarts.WebEnhanced the UI of our modals and notes section as well as added the ability for users to filter out versions directly from the dropdown menu.Added raw stack traces so developers can now see and copy a raw representation of the exceptions and threads.Added read-only comments in shared crashes so notes are visible to team members who got the shared link but didnt have a Crashlytics account.Revamped UI for Modals and Notes.Added filters to Dropdown menus.Thanksgiving 2013Won the office-wide “Movember” contest (Tom Selleck truly is an inspiration).It’s been quite a busy fall season for us but we look forward to shipping even more features before the year’s end. In the meantime, we’ll catch up with you guys on the other side of the holiday — save us some leftovers! Now, back to googling “Thanksgiving puns”…I mean…writing code
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Black Holes And Stars Within The App Market

February 14, 2014
Average Minutes in App by Users and Retention  Black Holes and Stars within the Application UniversePosted by Mary Ellen Gordon, PhD on Wed, Mar 13, 2013      Just like a company cellular might look to measurements including their Net Promoter Report or folks might look for their Klout Report to guage their social networking effect, app developers wish benchmarks to gauge how their apps are doing relative to additional apps.To offer benchmarks, we learned apps by their retention and measurement of userbase. We also compared those two measurements to find out how they relate to the other person. For instance, do apps with more users have stronger retention than those with fewer users due to network outcomes? Do apps with smaller audiences observe bigger storage simply because they focus more on the passions of a distinct phase?Apps By Number of UsersWe started our analysis by distinguishing the apps that Flurry songs that had at least 1,000 active consumers at the start of December 2012. That removed programs that were being examined or were no more being supported. We subsequently separate programs into three identical-sized groupings centered on their whole quantity of active people. To be in the most effective third of programs, an application needed to have 32,000 effective customers. To be in the top two thirds, it had a need to have 8,000.Apps By Retention

 builders Make A Difference To Preservation By Shaping And Modifying The Application Experience.

We used a similar approach to categorize applications according to retention. For this examination, maintenance was understood to be the percent of individuals who first used an application during November 2012, who also used it again at least one time over 30 days after their first use. An app had a need to have at the very least 37% of the who started utilizing the app in December do this again over 30 days later, to be in the utmost effective third for preservation. To stay the most truly effective two-thirds, 22percent of new users in November had a need to make use of the software again more than 30 days later.Combining Person Amounts with RetentionHaving labeled apps into three groupings based on both productive users and storage, we then compared the way the two metrics relate genuinely to each other. The percentage of programs that fall under each of the seven types that derive from considering preservation and energetic consumers collectively is proven in the table below. Then approximately 11% of apps would-be in each one of the eight types, if productive users and running maintenance were fully separate. As found in the table, the mid level categories for each metric follow that normal sample, but the categories inside the sides of the table don’t. The variations between what the distribution across the nine categories is, and what it'd be when the two dimensions were completely independent, is statistically significant.Fifteen percentage of applications are in the enviable situation of being the top third for active users and likewise within the top third for running storage. We make reference to these simply because they execute well on both sizes as Superstar apps. These applications are best placed to create revenue no matter their monetization style. Another 17% of apps are in the other extreme: they're inside the bottom third for both individual amounts and maintenance. We reference that group as being a Black-Hole. Programs within this “cell” could be somewhat new apps that are still trying to set up an user-base, old suffering apps or apps that are of poor quality.Possibly probably the most fascinating apps are within the bottom right and top-left sides of the stand. We consult with the 6% of apps as Red Dwarfs in the bottom-right group simply because they possess a reasonably small user base yet are succeeding on storage. Those are likely to achieve success long tail applications. In the other place from which are 6% of apps we make reference to as Shooting Stars since they have lots of users, but might fade away quickly due to weak retention.Time Invested by Retention and Effective UsersUnsurprisingly, the typical amount of minutes monthly users spend in substantial retention apps is more than in low retention apps. This is often seen proceeding from left to right in each row of the desk. Like, Superstar apps have almost twice the typical quantity of minutes per-user than Shooting-Star apps, 98 minutes versus 50 minutes. This connection between average time per user and maintenance is statistically significant.Average time per user per month is also positively related with the amount of active customers. This is often viewed by searching in the bottom for the top of each and every ray within the table. As an example, users spend more than 50% more time in Superstar programs than in Red Dwarfs. Once again, this correlation is statistically significant; though the correlation between time per user and retention is more powerful than that between time per user and active users.Retention, Storage, Storage  These outcomes suggest that builders should make retention their top target. Retention can be impacted by  Developers by shaping and modifying the software encounter. It’s inside their control. Additionally, the relationship between time and retention invested signifies that retention drives revenue. More repeat application means more chances to generate revenue from in-app marketing and purchase. Finally, the more helpful and engaging an app, the higher it maintains people, generating purchase initiatives more efficient. Getting aggressively before an app retains well can be considered a costly mistake. On the flip side, an app that holds well can create powerful word-of-mouth, which is the ultimate (and free) promotional machine. The more a builder owners maintenance, the greater their chances of transforming their Crimson Dwarfs into Superstars.
For more info: http://blog.flurry.com/bet/95072/Black-Openings-and-Stars-in-the-App-Universe

There’s An Application Market For That, But It’s Fragmented

February 7, 2014
Flurry Apps vs Newspapers TV resized 600  There’s An Application Market for That, But It’s FragmentedPosted by Mary Ellen Gordon, PhD on Thu, Apr 25, 2013    

Application Use Ebbs Immediately And Then Expands Through The Day, Peaking In The First Morning.

  Apps are now measured by flurry utilized on over 1 thousand capsules each month and smartphones. Marketers tend to be more seriously adding portable in to the marketing mix, as critical mass is reached by connected devices. But there are benefits and cons.  While the combined size of the mobile crowd is rivaling that of TV and additional press, it nevertheless requires aggregating the viewers of several apps to reach what can be attained through a several TV programs.  That said, the quantities are likely closer than you think.  Furthermore, mobile gives special methods to interact consumers granted its “always on, constantly present” features.In this record, we explore what it takes to reach comparably sized audiences across various media like printing, television, on-line and mobile apps. We also drill down into how the proposal and measurement of the cellular app audience ranges across hours of the day and times of the week, and how it provides unique possibilities.Let’s begin by considering people use apps when. The chart above displays how app application ranges on the length of a day, reduce by weekend versus weekday. Info employed for this graph originates from the top 250 iOS and top 250 Android applications tested by Flurry Stats during February 2013. Through the most effective apps Flurry recognizes, software use spikes during prime-time into a maximum of 52 million shoppers. Create a mental note of that number, somewhat later since we’ll review it.Comparing weekday to weekend shapes, the general appearance is comparable. Application use ebbs immediately and then expands through the day, peaking in the first morning. They observe bigger daytime use when someone would normally be functioning throughout the day between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, evidently, though breaks even have a distinct primetime window. The overall variation in crowd size throughout the day between weekends and weekdays is not drastically different, however. Let’s take a look at 11:00 AM, once the amount of people applying programs differs the absolute most between weekends and weekdays, for instance. How big the audience during this period is 25% greater on weekends. Looking at it another way, which means during the standard day, people use programs at least 75% up to they do on vacations. This produces a distinctive opportunity for marketers to reach desired audiences over the course of the afternoon via portable.The Software Audience: Massive But Fragmented

Nevertheless The Portable Business Must Also Do More To Make Media Planning And Buying More Successful For Advertisers And Businesses.

Currently, let’s return to that 52 million prime-time application user amount. To get at an audience of this size, you’d should combine the circulation of the biggest 200 weekend newspapers in the U.S. or combine the audiences for the 3 most highly-rated prime-time TELEVISION shows during a superior TV week (e.g., The Big Bang Theory). We imagine this assessment affirms a few important things in regards to the software audience: first that it's achieved critical size, and minute that it is however highly fragmented relative to more traditional forms of media. Furthermore, while we don’t review costs in this study, it is far more affordable to achieve an audience on portable versus Printing or TV.Now let’s consider how the app audience even compares to the audience that is reachable through greater digital products like pcs and notebooks. Flurry assessed 224 thousand monthly productive users of portable programs inside the United States Of America in January of this year. Throughout the same month, comScore relied 221 million computer and notebook customers of the most truly effective 50 digital properties within the United States Of America. Using this, we consider that the U.S. crowd that is reachable through apps, albeit more fragmented, has become approximately corresponding to that which may be attained on notebooks and desktops. There’s An Audience for That, on Mobile.Earlier this year, Morgan Stanley analyst Benjamin Swinburne showed that “ There's been 50-percent failure in broadcast Television market reviews since 2002.” marketers need certainly to modify, Whilst the valued 18 – 49 year old demonstration is further tempted to digital marketing. Nevertheless the portable business must also do more to make media planning and buying more successful for advertisers and businesses.The more mobile ad sites raise their ability to offer the proper mix of reach and targeting, the easier it will be for publishers to invest in mobile and influence the initial benefit it presents. Cellular, particularly, may produce different ads to different consumers within the same application or the same offer to similar types of people across different applications, in line with the various interests of those individuals. Dynamic segmentation is much more possible on mobile compared to earlier forms of broadcast advertising. Currently, fast forward 12 months from now, by which time Flurry quotes the installed base of smartphones and tablets could have doubled to 2 million active units each month. That should abandon marketers of nearly every item contemplating: on mobile, there’s a market for that.
Learn more: http://blog.flurry.com/bid/96368/There-s-An-App-Audience-for-That-But-It-s-Fragmented

Guy Who Slapped Toddler On The Plane Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison

January 7, 2014
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"He treated me along with [my son] just like we were under human and he deserves to become punished," the lady said.
As should you need a cause not to suggestion again several a lot of drinks and slap the child on the plane, understand that at least 1 guy is actually going to prison regarding performing so. The Particular man apologized in court for the child's mother for that incident last February, that took place on a Delta flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta.
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The adoptive mother with the little boy explained that they had additionally gone by means of losing a young child right after the girl along with the woman's husband were necessary to remove their own three-week-old infant from existence support. However that was absolutely no excuse for you to react violently within grief, the girl said, calling the man a "socially underdeveloped racist" plus a bully.



The 61-year-old former aerospace executive is off for you to prison regarding eight months, despite the particular fact that prosecutors had questioned for any six-month sentence, reports Reuters. Early last year any Delta passenger had been accused of hitting a new 19-month-old who was crying close to him and also hitting the little one throughout the confront although using a racial slur. man will get eight several weeks throughout prison pertaining to hitting kid in plane [Reuters]
"You don't possess the right to end up being able to lift up your hand against another human being," the judge said, noting the man had a prior assault conviction along with had been about probation for drunken generating at the time.
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December 23, 2013
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