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AdMob

7 Ratings

Crashlytics

7 Ratings

AdMob

7 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

Crashlytics

7 Ratings
Score 8.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AdMob

It is very quick to integrate with the application. You will start earning within a few days. It has a well-written API. You can go for it if you want a quick implementation but if you want to highly customize your ads then Admob is not a good [fit]. It has also less CPC in comparison to its competitors.
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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

  • It has a good fill rate, for our applications we got around 99.9% to 100%.
  • Better targetted ads, so it increases CTR.
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  • Providing stack traces that are useful when users have crashes.
  • Tracking crashes per version (app and OS) so we know whether to release a version to everyone instead of a subset.
  • Provides trending crsahes/problems if there's a spike in issues so we can get on it quickly.
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Cons

  • Admob provides fewer CPCs compares to its competitors in the market.
  • Earning report needs to have a dashboard so that the user can easily monitor their earnings. There needs to be dashboard which shows aggregated reports as well as [reports] on application level.
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  • Their app needs to show all the version name or allow us to rotate the app...it trims the name so it's hard to find the right version in the download list.
  • Wish their version crash percentage history went back further...would be nice to graph the percent crashes from last year to see how far we've come :-)
  • Sometimes Android will have crashes in the middle of Android code...wish Crashlytics did something like Crittercism where it tracked the screens the user visited so we had a better clue; we had to add this info manually.
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Alternatives Considered

We have used a few other ad networks, but they are not suited to our requirements. Admob has the best fill rate for Indian apps, that others lack. For our few apps that target USA and European customers, we use Mobclix. Admob has also fewer configurable thresholds for payments. For payment and taxation, they provide options which are as per the state laws.
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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

  • We got a return on our investment very quickly, it's very easy to integrate with less development effort.
  • It needs less maintenance work.
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  • Allows us to easily share crash data with clients.
  • Provides confidence to our developers and project teams by having trust in the data that is being reported.
  • Allows us to quickly and efficiently address fatal crashes.
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Pricing Details

AdMob

General
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
Additional Pricing Details