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Remotely log unhandled exceptions in your Android applications.

Client side usage

Download the latest trace.jar file found here. Drop it into your Android project and in the properties for your project add it to "Java Build Path" -> "Libraries".

In your android manifest, you must enable internet access for your application:

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />

In the onCreate method of your activity or in your service, you must call public static boolean register(Context context) found in the class ExceptionHandler. Do something like this:

ExceptionHandler.register(this);

Server side installation

The default implementation will post the stack trace to http://trace.nullwire.com.

If you would like to store your stack traces on your own server, you will have to register the exception handler like this:

ExceptionHandler.register(this, "http://your.domain/path"); 

At http://your.domain/path the client side implementation will expect to find this simple PHP script, which will take three POST parameters: 'package_name', 'package_version' and 'stacktrace'. The collected data is simply stored in a plain text file. You can extend the script to send you an email with the stack trace if you like - just uncomment the last line and change the email address.

Building the JAR

The JAR may be built by issuing the following command:

ant jar

This will produce a trace.jar file.

Cleaning up is done by:

ant clean

Support

If you have problems, feel free to drop me a mail at mads.kristiansen@nullwire.com.

Additional information

How to integrate stack trace collection with Redmine: http://nullwire.com/capturing_android_exceptions_remotely.

Contributors

Thanks to these people, who contributed with code changes and/or bug reports.

Glen Humphrey, Evan Charlton, Peter Hewitt

License

The MIT License

Copyright (c) 2009 Mads Kristiansen, Nullwire ApS

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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