Plausible CrashReporter provides an open source in-process crash reporting framework for use on both the iPhone and Mac OS X, used by first-tier commercial crash reporting services like Crittercism.
Ongoing open source development work is sponsored directly by the members of the PLCrashReporter Consortium, as well as by individual application developers through our application developer support services.
Here at Plausible Labs, we’re big believers in the idea that complex development tools — such as compilers, debuggers, and crash reporters — benefit from being developed openly and under a liberal license, as to allow for wide adoption, peer review, and technical validation of the implementation across the widest possible user base. This development model has made PLCrashReporter one of the most reliable, well-architected, and feature-complete crash reporters available for iOS and Mac OS X.
We’ve laid out an ambitious project roadmap for this new year, starting with a few goals that we believe are imperative to growing PLCrashReporter’s utility and value:
- Increase the scope and depth of useful data gathered in our crash reports, while maintaining our strict user privacy requirements.
- Expand the user base of the library to ensure the continued health of the project.
- Work with implementors of managed runtimes (such as Xamarin, Unity3d, RubyMotion, and RoboVM) to improve compatibility between PLCrashReporter and their managed runtime (some of which already use PLCrashReporter).
- Maintain our focus on reliability by introducing technical solutions to provide even stronger reliability guarantees as the scope and complexity of the library continues to grow.
- Improve usage and integration documentation, targeted at both 3rd party integrators, and application developers, to help encourage a healthy development ecosystem.
If your platform or application relies on PLCrashReporter, we’re always interested in hearing about your priorities, and your feedback on our roadmap. The support of existing and new sponsors makes an enormous difference in both the scope and scale of what we can produce, and the sponsorship of companies like Crittercism is imperative to the success of the project.