About Appcelerator Platform Services Native SDKs
Appcelerator Platform Services (APS) SDK for iOS and Android provides support for Appcelerator Analytics, Cloud, Performance and Test services for your Android applications built with the native Android APIs and Java, and iOS applications built with the native iOS APIs and Objective-C.
At a Glance
To incorporate Appcelerator Services into your Android or iOS application you need to download the APS SDK, obtain an application key to use the services, then modify your project to include the libraries and initialize the services.
Appcelerator Analytics collects and presents information in real time about your application's user acquisition, engagement and usage. Use the
APSAnalytics API to send custom analytic events for navigation, geolocation and feature events.
Appcelerator Cloud provides an interface to Mobile Backend Services, which includes access to pre-defined REST objects and push notification services, respectively. Your application uses the
APSCloud class and supporting cloud object classes to access Mobile Backend Services with Java or Objective-C calls.
Appcelerator Performance provides support for real-time crash reporting and app monitoring to capture errors and provide valuable diagnostic information of your mobile application. This information is sent and displayed in the Appcelerator Dashboard. To collect basic crash reports, simply initialize the Performance service with the APSPerformance API. This API also provides the ability to collect more valuable diagnostic data and capture exceptions.
To use Appcelerator Test, use the
appcelerator-test utility to install drivers to the application and register each device or emulator you want to test your application on. Then, use the Appceleator Dashboard to create test clips and execute test compositions.
Once you have your application setup to use Appcelerator Services, use Appcelerator Dashboard to monitor your application and view metrics about it. Appcelerator Dashboard lets you view and diagnose your mobile application's heath and usage statistics. The Dashboard provides a lot of technical data about your application.
Relevant Chapters: Appcelerator Dashboard