Datadog On Mobile Software Development
Understanding the health and user experience of your mobile application is critical in order to avoid user frustration, understand application crashes, and reduce bugs mean time to resolution. To help with that task, Datadog has a mobile monitoring solution that allows developers to better understand and improve their application. But what are the things to take into account when building observability mobile SDKs? How can we gather the right telemetry without affecting the underlying application?
In this "Datadog on" episode, Ara Pulido chats with Xavier Gouchet, Senior Software Developer in the Android SDK team, and Maciek Grzybowski, Senior Software Developer in the iOS SDK team, to discuss how their teams designed and implemented Datadog's mobile SDKs. They cover how they ensure that the applications using the SDKs continue to work as usual, without performance degradation or unexpected crashes.
By the end of the episode, you will learn some best practices when designing and testing mobile applications and Open Source SDKs that need to be performant, safe and secure.
03:59 Mobile Monitoring
11:00 SDKs Non-functional Goals
13:04 Telemetry Storage & Upload
17:20 Session Replay
23:32 Mobile Ecosystem Fragmentation
37:07 Application Lifecycle
42:49 Privacy / Compliance
46:33 Open Source