Log Collector: A Useful app for Android App Testing

Android app testing

Android Logcat

In any application, logs are very important for pinpointing any issue. Android uses logcat for generating log of any app event. Developers use it to debug their code or check app behavior. That’s why it would be beneficial for mobile tester to provide crash log to developer in Android app testing. Log Collector is an app which serves this purpose.

When testing native Android app, you may encounter crash/force close errors. Its error log can come in handy to mobile tester in many ways such as in documentation, debugging, issue reporting etc. Log Collector Android app-as its name suggests, collects the app’s crash log and allows user to send it via various sharing option.

The only drawback of this app so far is it does not support Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and above.

Notable features of this app:

  • Lightweight in nature
  • Supports Android versions from Android 1.5 to Android 4.0.3
  • Various sharing options such as mail, messages, social sites
  • Logs can be edited before sending
  • No need to connect to PC for collecting logs

Download Log Collector from Google Play Store.

We hope this small Android app will be useful in your Android app testing. Would love to know your views on this by comments.

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