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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

I can't imagine a scenario where Crashlytics would not be well-suited for use in tracking native mobile app crashes, but maybe it's not as useful for things like Xamarin or React Native (if they even support those).
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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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  • Pulling the stack trace from an error
  • Bundling errors of the same kind across multiple versions
  • Allowing for caught Exceptions to also be reported as non-fatal errors
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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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  • Would be great if they could link common system-level exceptions to solutions
  • Sometimes the stack trace is not entirely useful, but not sure what can be done in those scenarios
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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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Compared it with Crittercism on a Xamarin project a while back and on that platform, Crittercism was the best.But on Android, Crashlytics is just a lot better in providing good stack traces and having a useful analytics console. It's pretty much the defacto standard on Android...everyone uses Crashlytics. It's even more common to use Crashlytics and the Firebase crash tracking; Firebase does track ANR's a lot better though.
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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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