Protect your apps from erratic SDKs

James Smith

CEO & Co-Founder


The recent Facebook SDK outages caused thousands of applications that were integrated with it to crash on every boot, launching companies into a frenzy to mitigate the issue and respond to customers. A few weeks prior to the first outage, a similar issue with the Google Maps SDK affected applications which rely on maps such as delivery apps and ridesharing services. Although such outages are never good news, the silver lining is that it draws attention to good software design and process.

Join the session to learn preemptive strategies for protecting your application from badly behaving SDKs, including running A/B tests, monitoring for issues in production, measuring the performance impact of SDKs, and more. We’ll also discuss how Bugsnag’s stability management platform can help with some of these strategies and provide complete visibility into every crash caused by an erratic SDK.

Prior to founding Bugsnag in 2012, James was the CTO at Heyzap where they scaled from a 3-person company to the world’s largest mobile gaming and mobile ads platform. Before that, James worked at Bloomberg, and he’s created popular open source projects that are used by companies like Twitter, Pinterest and Trello.

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