Branch vs. Firebase Crashlytics

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Branch
Score 7.2 out of 10
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Branch provides a cross-platform linking and attribution platform, offering solutions that unify user experience and measurement across devices and channels. Branch powers mobile links and cross-platform measurement to more than 3 billion monthly users across the globe. It provides cross-platform marketing, engagement and measurement solution for over 50,000 apps — including Reddit, Buzzfeed, Twitch, Groupon, and many more.N/A
Firebase Crashlytics
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Crashlytics is a mobile analytics tool which helps users find the exact line of code that their app crashed on, providing granular insight into mobile app performance and user experience. Crashlytics was acquired by Google in 2017 and is now offered as part of the Firebase product.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsOur main platform is free to all. Some of the free products that most apps find useful are content sharing, custom onboarding, referrals and organic app search. We have specialized products (Journeys (Smart Banner), Deep Linked Email, Dynamic Ads and Data Integrations) which are typically priced by volume of a company.
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User Ratings
BranchFirebase Crashlytics
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(15 ratings)
8.7
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Branch Metrics, Inc.
Branch well suited: Branch links are perfecting for embedding into our email service provider (SendGrid), paid media channels (Facebook, Google, ASA), organic media (Instagram, Facebook, content marketing, referral) and push notification platform (OneSignal) to be able to evaluate actions taken from users that clicked on those branch links. No matter the data from these links, they are accurate and are easily exported to our database and CRM to determine ROI, and find weak points in our major funnels.
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Google
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
Branch Metrics, Inc.
  • Click tracking: it integrated well with Facebook, Google, Clevertap, product, etc. to allow multiple stakeholders to use this one platform for tracking.
  • Sale attribution: it has a robust fraud detection and event deduplication in place to attribute sales correctly.
  • Smart URL: it offers different deeplinks to support basic user platforms, thus making the URL behavior smart and personalized for users.
  • Referrals: it's a ready-made platform to easily launch your refer and earn program, with all checks of fraud detection in place.
  • Social sharing: it offers various goats and cards for how a link will appear on various social media channels if shared, which is particularly helpful for marketing teams.
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Google
  • Can get the device detail an actual state like RAM, Storage, Display Size, etc.
  • Can get the class name and line number where crash occur.
  • Its work in realtime so we can reduce the time of issue finding and resolution.
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Cons
Branch Metrics, Inc.
  • Multiplayers redirection is important feature. In our marketing process for [our] Ace Tutor app https://www.acetutor.io, we have a referral reward campaign for which we want to aggregate clicks from lower level links to higher level links. For example, we created unique Branch Links for 10 marketing interns, and each intern wanted to create Branch Links for their own 10 delegates, the clicks of the Branch Links from these delegates would be automatically rolled up to the right intern's Branch Link, so we can make payment following the aggregation paths. Currently, Branch Links do not support this kind of multiplayer or multi-layer redirections.
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Google
  • Sometimes UI of Firebase Crashlytics is quit difficult to understand for new users.
  • There can be a proper discretion for all the features that is offered.
  • There can be api crash report also.
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Likelihood to Renew
Branch Metrics, Inc.
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Google
Because its fulfilling our basic and necessary requirements that can be an only and enough reason to renew the subscription.
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Usability
Branch Metrics, Inc.
It's very usable. Multiple teams in the company are using it, and it never takes more than 5 mins to explain to someone how to use this.
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Google
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Support Rating
Branch Metrics, Inc.
We have never had any issue with support response yet. In fact, they have a local POC in our city too, who routes the urgent matters to their escalation matrix.
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Google
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Alternatives Considered
Branch Metrics, Inc.
Branch's links are the most consistent in the mobile space. They work across desktop and mobile, where AppsFlyer and Deeplink's didn't consistently perform in both places. Branch's measurement is more consistent across all customer touch points as well, which gives our marketing and growth teams the answers they need without any struggle.
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Google
As mentioned previously, the only realistic competitor to Crashlytics is Instabug (backed by Y Combinator in the W16 class). While Crashlytics is focused on actual crashes, Instabug's main innovation is in collecting feedback from users for non-crash bugs. While non-crash bugs are a substantial category of bugs, Instabug's pricing is quite steep. As soon as you go beyond the most basic features your monthly bill spikes to $124 - $499 per month, whereas Crashlytics is 100% free (for all usage levels and all enterprise features). Based on this, I've never tried Instabug because the ROI just wasn't there.
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Return on Investment
Branch Metrics, Inc.
  • Branch had given a profound impact on the way our users share their content.
  • Users now have more easy access to content created.
  • Users feel more motivated in creating content because they know that it is easy to share and get their content in the eyes of the target public.
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Google
  • 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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