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HockeyApp for Android


HockeyApp is a platform to collect live crash reports, get feedback from your users, distribute your betas, recruit new testers, and analyze your test coverage.

Version 5.1.2

HockeySDK-Xamarin implements support for HockeyApp in your iOS and Android applications.

The following features are currently supported:

  1. Collect crash reports: If your app crashes, a crash log is written to the device's storage. If the user starts the app again, they will be asked to submit the crash report to HockeyApp. This works for both beta and live apps, i.e. those submitted to the App Store. Crash logs contain viable information for you to help resolve the issue. Furthermore, you as a developer can add additional information to the report as well.

  2. User Metrics: Understand user behavior to improve your app. Track usage through daily and monthly active users. Monitor crash impacted users. Measure customer engagement through session count. You can also track custom events and view the aggregate results on the HockeyApp dashboard.

  3. Update Ad-Hoc / Enterprise apps: The app will check with HockeyApp if a new version for your Ad-Hoc or Enterprise build is available. If yes, it will show an alert view to the user and let him see the release notes, the version history and start the installation process right away.

  4. Update notification for app store: The app will check if a new version for your app store release is available. If yes, it will show an alert view to the user and let him open your app in the App Store app. (Disabled by default!)

  5. Feedback: Besides crash reports, collecting feedback from your users from within your app is a great option to help with improving your app. You act on and answer feedback directly from the HockeyApp backend.

  6. Authenticate: To help you stay in control of closed tester groups, you can identify and authenticate users against your registered testers with the HockeyApp backend. The authentication feature supports several ways of authentication.

1. Setup

It is super easy to use HockeyApp in your Xamarin app. Have a look at our documentation and onboard your app within minutes.

2. Documentation

Please visit our landing page as a starting point for all of our documentation and check out our getting started documentation, changelog, and our troubleshooting section.

The Xamarin SDK wraps our native SDKs – HockeySDK-iOS 5.1.2 and HockeySDK-Android 5.1.0. For more info on advanced, platform-specific behaviors, check out the documentation for HockeySDK-iOS and HockeySDK-Android.

3. Contributing

We're looking forward to your contributions via pull requests on GitHub.

3.1 Development environment

  • A Mac, running the latest version of macOS.
  • Get the latest Xcode from the Mac App Store.

3.2 Code of Conduct

This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact opencode@microsoft.com with any additional questions or comments.

3.3 Contributor License

You must sign a Contributor License Agreement before submitting your pull request. To complete the Contributor License Agreement (CLA), you will need to submit a request via the form and then electronically sign the CLA when you receive the email containing the link to the document. You need to sign the CLA only once to cover submission to any Microsoft OSS project.

4. Contact

If you have further questions or are running into trouble that cannot be resolved by any of the steps in our troubleshooting section, feel free to open an issue here, contact us at support@hockeyapp.net, or join our Slack.

Release Notes

This version wraps HockeySDK-Android 5.1.0. It contains fixes and a new binding to call setUserID on FeedbackManager.

Release notes for HockeySDK-Android 5.1.0

  • [Bugfix] Fix issue in persistence logic that could cause Session information to be inaccurate. #340
  • [Improvement] Remove left-to-right attribute in case the app that integrates the SDK doesn't use that. Thx to Steven for this contribution. #335
  • [Improvement] Improve error message for the Feedback feature. #341
  • [Improvement] It's not possible to call setUserId for Feedback. #339

This version includes HockeySDK-iOS 5.1.1 which contains two critical bugfixes.

  • [BUGFIX] Fixes a critical bug that would cause apps to freeze when calling trackEvent in UIApplicationDelegate callbacks. #492
  • [BUGFIX] Fix a critical bug in the crashonly variant of the SDK. #49

This SDK wrapps HockeySDK-Android 5.0.4. This release contains various bugfixes and improvements for both platforms.

Changelog for HockeySDK-Android


This version contains a few bugfixes as well as the removal of an API that has been deprecated since HockeySDK 3.7.0-Beta.2.

  • Removal of deprecated API ExceptionHandler.saveException(Throwable exception, CrashManagerListener listener) has been deprecated since 3.7.0-beta.2. Use ExceptionHandler.saveException(Throwable exception, Thread thread, CrashManagerListener listener) instead. #317
  • Bugfix The SDK now deletes redundant crash reports. #318
  • Bugfix The SDK does no longer send the event that indicates the start of a session twice but once. There was no impact on session counts as the event was de-duplicated on the server. #321
  • Bugfix Fixes a potential deadlock when reading device information when saving an exception. #323
  • Bugfix Fixes a potential NPE when processing stacktraces. Thanks to Thomas Reis for reporting issue #331. #332


This release now limits the number of crashes that are stored by the SDK while the device is offline to 100 Crashes. HockeySDK-Android will stop to collect crashes until the number of unsent crashes drops below the limit of 100 unsent crashes.

  • [BUGFIX] Fixes a possible OutOfMemoryError exception. This only occurs when a very large number of crashes – several 100k or more – wasn't sent to the server. #313

This version wrapps the latest native SDKs and makes sure the SDK is fully compatible with Android O and iOS 11. There have been no changes that are specifically about the Xamarin SDK as it is a simple wrapper around the native SDKs.

The most notable changes are:

  • The SDK is now supporting iOS 8 and later.
  • The SDK is now supporting Android API level 15 or later.
  • It's no longer possible to authenticate a user using a device identifier on Android.

Please have a look at the full releasehere.

  • This version wraps HockeySDK-iOS 4.1.6 and HockeySDK-Android 4.1.5 which both come with bugfixes and accessibility improvements. Please have a look at the native SDK releases for a full list of bugfixes.

  • This version fixes a regression in Xamarin.iOS that was introduced in 4.1.3 where .NET exception crash reports were incomplete.

  • This version wraps HockeySDK-iOS 4.1.5 and HockeySDK-Android 4.1.4.
  • This release fixes an issue where adding the HockeySDK caused issues with the debugger for crashes caused by an NSException.

  • Wraps HockeySDK-iOS 4.1.4 and HockeySDK-Android 4.1.3.
  • Uses Mono's latest support for uninstalling/reinstalling signal handlers (iOS).

  • Wraps HockeySDK-iOS 4.1.3 and HockeySDK-Android 4.1.2
  • Allows for user configuration whether to terminate the app when a UnobservedTaskException occurs.
  • Includes several fixes around our documentation and ApiDefinition.

  • Add Custom Events support
  • Add Android 7.0 support

  • Namespace Change Moves Bindings into HockeyApp.Android namespace

  • Updated to v4.1.0-beta2 of the HockeyApp SDK for Android
  • Fix an issue where additional metadata from CrashManagerListener was not properly attached to Android crash logs
  • Improve Android parameter bindings
  • Improvements in sample apps and documentation

  • Updated to v4.1.0-beta1 of the HockeyApp SDK for Android

  • Updated to v3.7.0 of the HockeyApp SDK for Android
  • Fixed terminate issue TraceWriter

  • Updated to v3.6.2 of the HockeyApp SDK for Android
  • Fixed TraceWriter ignoring terminate parameter
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Björn Bentmar rates this with
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Linker fails when updating to an android

error MSB4018: Xamarin.Android.XamarinAndroidException: error XA2006: Reference to metadata item '!!0[] System.Array::Empty()' (defined in 'HockeySDK.AndroidBindings, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null') from 'HockeySDK.AndroidBindings, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null' could not be resolved. ---> Mono.Cecil.ResolutionException: Failed to resolve !!0[] System.Array::Empty()

Posted on: October 13, 2016 / Version:
David Riha rates this with
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That feeling when crash-reports component is actually causing crashes.. Works bad together with Parse SDK, for more info refer to my comment at HockeyApp for iOS component - the problem does not occur in the exact same situation, but when it occurs it is the exact same problem.

Posted on: August 8, 2016 / Version:
Steffen Epple

Works great. Only thing to mention here is that if you want to customize user/description/contact, you need to call TraceWriter.Initialize(yourOwnCrashManagerListner) in addition to registering the CrashManager with your own crashManagerListener.

Posted on: March 27, 2015 / Version: 3.5.0
Mikhail Melnik rates this with
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Thanks for quick response and proper component extension!

Posted on: February 19, 2015 / Version: 3.0.2
Benoit Jadinon rates this with
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soooo... HockeyApp Android 3.5.0 is out for about 3 weeks now, fixing a problem with Android 5, this component should be updated by now, and more importantly, why isn't the binding open source ?

Posted on: January 11, 2015 / Version: 3.0.2
Peter Major

Updating from HockeyApp is busted for Lollipop for the 3.0.2 release - it doesn't detect "Unknown Sources" properly. This package needs to be updated to the latest version:


Posted on: December 8, 2014 / Version: 3.0.2
David Johnson rates this with
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I'm using this and the iOS version from a Xamarin Forms application. Crash reports are collected ok, but on Android the feedback form is giving me this exception: java.lang.IllegalStateException: Target host must not be null, or set in parameters. scheme=null, host=null, path=nullapi/2/apps/null/feedback/.

Posted on: November 2, 2014 / Version: 3.0.2
Kevin Skrei rates this with
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Also used the tpurtell github link to get crash reports. Working well so far.

Posted on: September 25, 2014 / Version: 3.0.2
Ahmed Kehinde

I couldn't get any crash reports until i followed this post: https://github.com/tpurtell/AndroidHockeyApp

Posted on: September 4, 2014 / Version: 3.0.2
Mike Hamilton rates this with
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This has worked flawlessly for me, I've implemented it into two apps and have used the Android and iOS versions, following the instructions carefully. I'm glad this exists!

Posted on: July 30, 2014 / Version: 3.0.2
Petr Slivka rates this with
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It is great that this component exists! Unfortunately I have to give only one star.

More information about problem with this component can be found below.


Posted on: June 25, 2014 / Version: 3.0.2