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HPE Software Products: AppPulse Mobile Practitioner Forum
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Transaction Breakdown questionOpen in a New Window

Can someone tell me as to what level the analytics in Apppulse Mobile breaks down detail for poor performance?  Does it also provide this at a geograhic / network level as well as the device type?  For instance if we have applications performing badly will the product provide:-

 The network connection at the user end (whether this be 2G/3G/4G or even Wifi)

The geograhic location of the user/s.  Does it provide this at cell level or even base it on post code of the user at the time of the poor transaction?  i.e could we use it to isolate end users having a bad experience of a mobile app in a set geograhic location?





AppPulse Mobile - Post-Build Wrapping Option - iOS appsOpen in a New Window


AppPulse Mobile is obviously of great benefit to mobile test.  Even when apps are tested as thoroughly as possible, with a high degree of coverage from automation, and performance tests, there can still be issues in production due to a different context, e.g. a user with low resources performing extended actions.  The analytics of AppPulse Mobile enables these to be identified.  Test can recreate if necessary using the tools around Mobile Center.  The problem can be resolved, e.g. excessive memory ustilisation.  Fix the problem and reduce operational costs.

I wanted to see this work on an iOS app from dev (not the App Store) that had already been built, I had the ipa.  To do this you use the Post-Build Wrapping option as per the AppPulse Mobile SDK.  I received an error, which I didn't really understand:

2016-08-01 20:46:35.502 AppPulse_mobile[2079:20378] Repacking ipa...
2016-08-01 20:46:36.335 AppPulse_mobile[2079:20378] FAILURE: Failed to copy file: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=260 "The file “XXXXXXX.ipa” couldn’t be opened because there is no such file." UserInfo={NSFilePath=AdvantageMobileBanking-AppPulseMobile.ipa, NSUnderlyingError=0x7fd2b2f0dca0 {Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=2 "No such file or directory"}}
2016-08-01 20:46:36.336 AppPulse_mobile[2079:20378] Cleaning up

I was helped by HPE (thank you).  The path to the ipa file needs to be the full path.  This can be achieved by dragging the ipa file into the terminal window (the full path is added to command line).  The documentation shows the full path in the example, it needs it!  It now works and I see data in AppPulse Mobile.

I hope that this helps someone else.




Blog: Redefining mobile testing for 5-star apps and fail-safe UXOpen in a New Window

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We could use your advice on Mobile projectsOpen in a New Window

We could really use your advice! The HPE customer advocacy team is creating an eBook of tips on how to be successful with mobile initiatives, including development, testing and monitoring. This is not about products, it’s about providing valuable advice to  your peers. We’ll take the top 10-12 tips and feature them – and you – in our eBook, and award points via Apps Insiders if you’re a member or want to join:

Click here for an example of an SPM ebook created last year

So tell us: if you had a friend embarking on a mobile project, what advice would you give them?


Override ACRAOpen in a New Window

For the app owner to learn about his users experience and how crashes in his app impact his business, monitoring crashes and crash reports are needed. The most common crash report library in Android is ACRA which enables Android Application to automatically post their crash reports to a GoogleDoc form. AppPulse Mobile solution for crash reports, which uses a version of the  ACRA library to collect data on crashes, has a crash report of its own in addition to what ACRA has to offer. This  solution give a richer report, such as showing the action that was related to the crash, see the crash trail of all the user actions that led to the crash, and being able to add breadcrumbs all the way to the crash. If your app already uses ACRA, by default AppPulse Mobile will not show crash data for the app. In case you decide to use AppPulse Mobile solution to get a full report of the crash, instead of your current ACRA library, you can use a flag –overrideacra to add the AppPulse Mobile ACRA library version and override yours, without any effort from your side.

Note that this will disable your existing ACRA-based reporting mechanism, and you will see crash data in AppPulse Mobile.


User screen mappingOpen in a New Window

How the user screen captured ? Where we can change URL mapping as i see only names for transaction can be change


FunDexOpen in a New Window

How FunDex value calculated in appPulse ? What is the formula used


FAQOpen in a New Window

How complicated is it to integrate HP AppPulse Mobile into my app?
The process is very simple and does not require a single line of code. Just create an application in AppPulse Mobile and follow the instructions. Or see the following movies for step-by-step guides for Android and iOS.

What kind of information is collected on my users?
AppPulse Mobile is all about user experience, we collect no personal information and all the data is fully anonymous.

Does HP AppPulse Mobile include crash analysis?
AppPulse Mobile collects crashes from all your users, each crash is associated with specific user action that caused it. With addition of number of affected users for each crash and other breakdowns you can focus on business critical problems first.

What is the overhead to my app?
There's no effect on user experience in your application. AppPulse Mobile uses a minimal volume of network bandwidth, memory consumption is negligeable and no storage is being required on the device.


Welcome to HP AppPulse Mobile Forum!Open in a New Window

In this forum we will discuss AppPulse Mobile solution. You can get answers to any question you may have, resolve ongoing issues or request deep technical information. Suggestions for missing features and general topics regarding mobile development processes are welcome as well.

To try HP AppPulse Mobile just browse, and you are already just a couple of minutes away from getting great value for your mobile application.

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