Integrating SDK

About the buddybuild SDK

The buddybuild SDK is a lightweight yet powerful suite of tools that integrates seamlessly into your application. The SDK includes a graphical feedback reporter, a crash reporting and analysis tool, automatic app updating and usage tracking. The SDK is regularly updated with new features.

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What’s the minimum API version supported?

android:minSdkVersion="8"

Feedback Reporter

With buddybuild, you simply shake the device to share feedback. Our feedback reporter sends graphically annotated screenshots, feedback notes and device metadata to your team. Integrate with GitHub, JIRA and Pivotal Tracker to track feedback as issues. Learn more.

Automatic Update

Receiving feedback on old builds is pointless - you’ve probably already fixed the issue you’ve received feedback on! It is crucial to keep your testers and beta users updated on the very latest builds. If a newer build is available, the buddybuild SDK can automatically prompt to install the latest version of your app. Learn more.

Usage Tracking

Know when your testers download and launch your app in real time. Identify who tested your app, when they launched it and what version they tested. Correlate this with feedback and crash reports to understand your customers' experience. Learn more.

Warning

Can I turn off the SDK feature for production?

The SDK features are turned off by default, you have control over which feature to enable when deploying via email or directly to Google Play

How to install

Enabling the buddybuild Android SDK requires no code changes. Enabling the SDK is as simple as clicking a button.

Step 1: Configure SDK Installation

On your App’s page, under the Feedback tab, click on the Try the buddybuild SDK button.

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Step 2: Enable the SDK

Enable the SDK in whatever branch you’d like. Typically, the SDK will be used by your testers, so you’ll want to enable the SDK on the branches that deploy to your testers.

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That’s it! A new build will be kicked off with the SDK enabled. Install this build on your device. Open your app and shake your device. See what happens!

You’re all set now to deploy your app broadly to all your testers and to receive graphically annotated feedback from them!

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