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Crashlytics vs Google Analytics: What are the differences?

Crashlytics: The world's most powerful, yet lightest weight crash reporting solution. Free for everybody. Instead of just showing you the stack trace, Crashlytics performs deep analysis of each and every thread. We de-prioritize lines that don't matter while highlighting the interesting ones. This makes reading stack traces easier, faster, and far more useful! Crashlytics' intelligent grouping can take 50,000 crashes, distill them down to 20 unique issues, and then tell you which 3 are the most important to fix; Google Analytics: Enterprise-class web analytics. Google Analytics lets you measure your advertising ROI as well as track your Flash, video, and social networking sites and applications.

Crashlytics and Google Analytics are primarily classified as "Mobile Error Monitoring" and "General Analytics" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Crashlytics are:

  • Instead of just showing you the stack trace, Crashlytics performs deep analysis of each and every thread. We de-prioritize lines that don't matter while highlighting the interesting ones. This makes reading stack traces easier, faster, and far more useful!
  • Crashlytics' intelligent grouping can take 50,000 crashes, distill them down to 20 unique issues, and then tell you which 3 are the most important to fix.
  • Now you'll get precise information on the performance of the devices that your apps run on. We'll let you know if the crash only happens on a specific model or generation of a device. We'll even tell you other information, like whether your app only crashes in landscape mode, or whether the proximity sensor is always on.

On the other hand, Google Analytics provides the following key features:

  • Analysis Tools- Google Analytics is built on a powerful, easy to use, reporting platform, so you can decide what data you want to view and customize your reports, with just a few clicks.
  • Content Analytics- Content reports help you understand which parts of your website are performing well, which pages are most popular so you can create a better experience for your customers.
  • Social Analytics- The web is a social place and Google Analytics measures success of your social media programs. You can analyze how visitors interact with sharing features on your site (like the Google +1 button) and engage with your content across social platforms.

"Crash tracking", "Mobile exception tracking" and "Free" are the key factors why developers consider Crashlytics; whereas "Free", "Easy setup" and "Data visualization" are the primary reasons why Google Analytics is favored.

According to the StackShare community, Google Analytics has a broader approval, being mentioned in 15339 company stacks & 2444 developers stacks; compared to Crashlytics, which is listed in 352 company stacks and 69 developer stacks.

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What is Crashlytics?

Instead of just showing you the stack trace, Crashlytics performs deep analysis of each and every thread. We de-prioritize lines that don't matter while highlighting the interesting ones. This makes reading stack traces easier, faster, and far more useful! Crashlytics' intelligent grouping can take 50,000 crashes, distill them down to 20 unique issues, and then tell you which 3 are the most important to fix.

What is Google Analytics?

Google Analytics lets you measure your advertising ROI as well as track your Flash, video, and social networking sites and applications.
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    Reviews of Crashlytics and Google Analytics
    Avatar of IanEdington
    Business Analyst
    Review ofGoogle AnalyticsGoogle Analytics

    Google is an amazing free tool and is extremely customizable. I use it for A/B testing (using google content experiment), Lean Analytics (measuring goals based on events), and it's new asynchronous JS has made a lot of tracking easier.

    However it takes a lot more configuration to set up cohort studies and user based analytics than other analytics platforms. It is possible to do however: http://analytics.blogspot.ca/2013/03/get-useful-insights-easier-automate.html

    If you need something free this is definitely your best option.

    How developers use Crashlytics and Google Analytics
    Avatar of Lawrence Cheuk
    Lawrence Cheuk uses Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics

    I mainly use it to trace how many user using it before my site get monetized, at the age before smartphone and we only have web site, now I look at the profit rather than web page visited. As web page is not the single interface now. Android, iOS, Web. Wasting time to set up one by one. so I just simply look at revenue.

    Avatar of shridhardalavi
    shridhardalavi uses Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics

    Google Analytics is a freemium web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google Analytics not only lets you measure sales and conversions, but also gives you fresh insights into how visitors use your site, how they arrived on your site, and how you can keep them coming back.

    Avatar of Tim Lucas
    Tim Lucas uses Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics

    Google Analytic is setup with user id tracking, allowing to view traffic for logged in users only, as well as custom events based on video watching and conversion goals for purchases. The Google’s autotrack plugin provides additional tracking of click events.

    Avatar of osu! Ripple
    osu! Ripple uses Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics

    We use Google Analytics to see in which countries we're having most success, and in which demographics. We offer users the possibility to opt out of Google Analytics by setting the Do Not Track feature in their browser, because we want to respect user privacy.

    Avatar of datapile
    datapile uses Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics

    We installed Google Analytics. Can we haz data science now? We ares teh bestest analytics gurus evar!

    Nothing easier than one line of JavaScript to let Google know anything and everything about your website in exchange for some pretty dashboards and reports.

    Avatar of Flutter Health Inc.
    Flutter Health Inc. uses CrashlyticsCrashlytics

    Crashlytics is intended to track issues and crashes sent from the test and the distribution application builds.

    Avatar of HyperTrack
    HyperTrack uses CrashlyticsCrashlytics

    To monitor crashes and release beta builds.

    Avatar of Stephane Peter
    Stephane Peter uses CrashlyticsCrashlytics

    Gather crash reports and user analytics.

    Avatar of Jesse Armand Iswaraputra
    Jesse Armand Iswaraputra uses CrashlyticsCrashlytics

    Crash reporting for android / iOS apps

    Avatar of Sportsy
    Sportsy uses CrashlyticsCrashlytics

    Analyze production level crashes

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