What is Facebook Sonar?

Sonar is a platform for debugging mobile apps on iOS and Android. Visualize, inspect, and control your apps from a simple desktop interface. Use Sonar as is or extend it using the plugin API.
Facebook Sonar is a tool in the Mobile Runtime Inspector category of a tech stack.
Facebook Sonar is an open source tool with 5.3K GitHub stars and 286 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Facebook Sonar's open source repository on GitHub

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Facebook Sonar's features

  • Mobile development - Sonar aims to be your number one companion for mobile app development on iOS and Android. Therefore, we provide a bunch of useful tools including a log viewer, interactive layout inspector, and network inspector.
  • Extending Sonar - Sonar is built as a platform. In addition to using the tools already included, you can create your own plugins to visualize and debug data from your mobile apps. Sonar takes care of sending data back and forth, calling functions, and listening for events on the mobile app.

Facebook Sonar Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Facebook Sonar?
Stetho
Stetho is a sophisticated debug bridge for Android applications. When enabled, developers have access to the Chrome Developer Tools feature natively part of the Chrome desktop browser. Developers can also choose to enable the optional dumpapp tool which offers a powerful command-line interface to application internals.
FLEX
FLEX (Flipboard Explorer) is a set of in-app debugging and exploration tools for iOS development. When presented, FLEX shows a toolbar that lives in a window above your application. From this toolbar, you can view and modify nearly every piece of state in your running application.
Reveal App
Reveal brings the power of tools like Firebug and Web Inspector to iOS developers. See your application's view hierarchy at runtime with advanced 2D and 3D visualisations. Debug view layout and rendering problems in seconds.
PonyDebugger
PonyDebugger is a remote debugging toolset. It is a client library and gateway server combination that uses Chrome Developer Tools on your browser to debug your application's network traffic and managed object contexts. To use PonyDebugger, you must implement the client in your application and connect it to the gateway server. There is currently an iOS client and the gateway server.
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