The process of monitoring the user experience of native mobile apps is different from monitoring browser-based web applications. This is because mobile-app monitoring involves the compilation, packaging, and shipment of a monitoring library along with your own mobile application package.
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If you're using auto-instrumentation to instrument your app, it is recommended that you migrate to the newer version of the Dynatrace Android Gradle plugin. The new version has new features and improvements, and it is much faster. To migrate to the latest plugin version, look at the migration instructions.
To learn how to monitor Xamarin apps with Dynatrace OneAgent, see Xamarin.
To successfully monitor an Android app, perform the following steps:
Step 1: Create a mobile application in Dynatrace
Before you begin instrumenting your Android app, create a mobile application in your monitoring environment. This mobile app will be used to monitor your Android app.
- From the navigation menu, select Deploy Dynatrace.
- Scroll down to Mobile app monitoring, and click the Set up mobile monitoring button.
- Type the name of the mobile app, and click Create mobile app.
Step 2: Obtain configuration settings from your mobile app
When you create a mobile app in Dynatrace, an
applicationId is generated and the
beaconUrl value of your environment is determined. These values can be accessed on the Instrumentation page.
- From the navigation menu, click Applications.
- Select the mobile application you created.
- Click the Browse (…) menu button and select Edit.
- From the Application settings menu, select Instrumentation.
- Click Google Android and select either Groovy or Kotlin.
The Gradle snippet is already populated with the
beaconUrl configuration values from your mobile application.
Step 3: Instrument your application
Step 4: Adjust OneAgent communication
After you have finished instrumenting your application, you must adjust OneAgent communication.
Dynatrace Android Gradle plugin
- Dynatrace Android Gradle plugin
- Instrumentation via Dynatrace Android Gradle plugin
- Monitoring capabilities of Dynatrace Android Gradle plugin
- Configure Dynatrace Android Gradle plugin for instrumentation processes
- Use Dynatrace Android Gradle plugin to adjust OneAgent configuration
- Configure multi-module Android projects with Dynatrace Android Gradle plugin