Google Crash Reporting

A nice feature of Google Crash Reporting for Android 2.2+ is the fact that it exists.

A not so nice feature is that the “headline” number of crashes that a developer sees does not actually reflect the number of crashes reported.

This is why a crash that I thought I had fixed two weeks ago (array index out of bounds) still exists in the latest version.

After that bug “fix” my “headline” crash report number was consistently 6, and since it wasn’t increasing from day to day I assumed that the bug was, in fact, fixed. However, clicking on the link showed that there were many more crashes than 6.

Google, how hard is it to retrieve a number from one part of your server and place it in another part? Really?

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