1.Create a Tripod Account #

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1.1.Website #

Go to http://web.gettripod-com/ and select ‘LOGIN’ from the Menu.

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1.2.Create Account #

You will be redirected to http://web.gettripod.com/.

Tap on ‘Create an account’

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1.3.SignUp #

Fill the details and tap on ‘Sign up’ to create a new account in Tripod.

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1.4.SignIn #

Tap on ‘Sign In’ to come back to the login page.

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1.5.Login #

Login with the same credentials provided during the ‘Sign up’.

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1.6.Add Project #

Tap on ‘Add New Project’ to add your android application.

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1.7.Submit #

Provide your ‘Application details’ – App Name, App Identifier (package name of your application).

Choose App Platform as Android.

You can add users with their Email-ids, form them to receive email notification of crash details.

Provide an app icon(not mandatory).

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1.8.Save Key #

Note down the ‘App Key’, to use it in the next step.

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2.Add Tripod to your App #

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2.1.Create Libs Folder #

Create a ‘libs’ folder in your android studio project if it does not exist.

Copy tripod.aar (downloaded earlier) file into libs folder.

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2.2.Download Tripod #

Download Tripod AAR (Android Archive Library) from here.

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2.3.Add Code snippet #

Add the following code snippets (shown in image) to your app’s “build.gradle” file.

repositories {
flatDir {
dirs 'libs'
}
}
compile(name: 'tripod', ext: 'aar')
compile 'com.google.code.gson:gson:2.3.1'

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2.4.Android Manifest #

Open ‘Android manifest’ file and add all the following permissions.

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2.5.Application Class #

Create Application Class and add the following code snippet.

Tripod tripod = new Tripod("APP_KEY");
tripod.setup(this,true);

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2.6.App Key #

Replace APP_KEY with key what was saved earlier.

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2.7.Tripod Sensor #

Declare the Application class and TripodSensor activity in Android Manifest file.

android:name="TripodApplication"

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2.8.Build & Run #

Now build and run your project.

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2.9.Live Engineering Server #

wipe up with three fingers on your application screen will start the Live Engineering server.

The notification panel will show Live Engineering server details.

The files which are stored in your app’s directory (ex: DB files and images) can be viewed here

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Once you open the Live engineering URL (shown on notification panel)on browser, the popup will be displayed on your device saying “Live Engineering trying to access your application”?

Tap on Approve button to access your application data on live engineering server.

App Explorer section shows all the files that are stored in apps directory (ex: Images, Videos).

You can access device SD card from SD Card section.

SQLite section will show the Database files used in your application.

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3.Features #

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3.1.Live Engineering Set Up #

Launch the android application (which is integrated with Tripod), make sure the device is connected to the Wi-Fi.

On Notification panel you can find the notification saying “Live engineering set up is in progress”

The notification says “Successful” once the set up is done. Now you can access the all the features of tripod

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3.2.Shake to Capture #

Launch your application and shake the device horizontally, the current screen of your application will be captured (as shown in the figure below)

You can edit the captured screen with the options provided at the top of the screen (ex. Changing pen color and thickness etc.)

Use the tick mark to send the picture. You can provide picture details while sending (ex: summary and description )

This feature can be used while reporting an issue.

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Go to tripod web portal (http://web.gettripod.com/) and login to your account

The main page will show the App’s dash board

Select your app and click on Picture Reports, you can find all the picture reports that are sent from mobile application (shown in fig below)

The reports can be filter by App version, OS version and tags.

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3.3.Screen Recording #

Launch your application and swipe right with three fingers, the app will start recording your device screen (you can find the “Screen Recording is in progress” and STOP RECORDING option on notification panel). Use STOP RECORDING button on notification or swipe left with three fingers to stop the screen recording.

Once the recording is done , the pop up will be shown to enter the video details and then submit the video by clicking OK button.

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In web portal, Video Reports section will show the videos that are sent from the application (shown in fig below)

Video will be played once you tap on thumbnail and videos can be filtered by AppVersion and OS versions

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3.4.Crash Reporting #

With tripod integration you never miss a crash occurred on all your user’s devices.

Tripod automatically sends the crash report whenever the application crashes.

Go to web portal and check the “Crashes” section, all the application crashes with details (ex: App version, Handset Model, Time etc.) will be shown here.

The Graphical view shows the app crashes by Day, Month and Year (as shown in fig below)

 

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Selecting a crash from the list shows the Stack Trace and the crash details.

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3.5.Jira Integration #

App issues and defects can be managed in tripod as well as in Jira which is synchronized with Tripod.

Login to your tripod account.
Select the app and go to app settings.
Enter Jira account credentials and details.

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Now every crash or issue at tripod will be created at Jira.
Email Notifications will also have the link to view the issue details at Jira.

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