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AdMob

As for technology and implementation... I think they are superb. But in today's world you can't go around doing whatever you want to stroke your own ego. You have to care for your clients & communicate with them. AdMob loses all respect there. I understand banning those illegal click farm guys in Asia/Africa, but banning a developer in Europe who has nothing to do with click farms, and then refraining to verify their own data collection is absolutely nauseating.
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Crashlytics

Crashlytics is almost a defacto standard in the Android world for tracking crashes in the field. I've used it on the last 4 Android projects I've been on.It's not as helpful on iOS' stacktraces but I'm not sure if anything would be better because iOS stack traces are from ObjC code which is not as useful as Java stacktraces.
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Pros

  • Well it works really well.
  • No complaints about their technical backing.
  • They do take the pain so your implementation is fairly easy.
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  • It has a great reporting interface to monitor crashes and affected users.
  • Setting up breadcrumbs to provide better insights around crashes is simple.
  • Easy for a non-developer like myself to jump in and figure out things quickly.
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Cons

  • Theyre customer service is by far the worst ever.
  • They have to stop banning user accounts for no reason. They have been wrong on so many counts, it just will make you wonder which primary school student is giving them info to make such horrendous decisions.
  • Their high handedness is handling cases, they keep giving copy paste client servicing replies, won't own up to it being their fault, and leave you in a lurch absolutely unbothered. This is a black spot on Google.
  • They keep sending you emails with warnings about stuff you haven't even dreamed of doing. Saying absolutely shady stuff like "asking your family to click on ads for you is an invalid activity" What will I earn out of that, 25cents after a 1000clicks? Do you think my 80yr old granny has the energy to keep clicking something for 1000times?
  • They never have the courage to accept they've made a mistake and they may have collected some invalid data without considering all of the circumstances. And if you try to draw their attention to that, they give you a deaf ear. It is really sad, for such an amazing product. The attitude sucks big time.
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  • An easier way to understand app version adoption rates alongside crashes.
  • I feel like the platform keeps trying to become more of an all encompassing analytics platform and should stick at what it does best—crash monitoring.
  • Now that it has been acquired by Google, I hope things like navigation and implementation don't become more cumbersome as has been the recent case with Google Analytics.
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Better rates
Reply very often.
No fake copy paste customer service.
No high handedness in handling cases, they always listen.. And then make decisions, they never brand you a self clicker and ban your account when you are innocent
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Based on what our developers have told me, Crashlytics is better than anything else out there. I personally have worked with Flurry for event and crash monitoring, and my experience was terrible. I know some project teams have tried some alternatives in the space that I don't recall, but they didn't stick and we have always fallen back on Crashlytics. I'm now just hoping that it doesn't crumble under Google.
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Return on Investment

  • Before I got into it my other friends told me there are way better Ad providers. But being a Google fan I still signed up.
  • Now I remember writing to AdMob, requesting them to give me earning rates... But they never replied. So zero return on investment. They just keep you guessing.
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  • We've been able to track down the root cause of an issue that we were not experiencing during development or testing because it only occurs in certain cases of flaky connectivity. Even after identifying the cause, it was not a reproducible issue, but because we are able to log non-fatal errors also, we could verify that the fix was working in production.
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AdMob

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Crashlytics

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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