Best Mobile App Debugging Software

Mobile app debugging products automate the debugging process of identifying and removing errors within mobile applications. These tools tend to be platform specific, and can provide solutions for native, hybrid, or mobile web application debugging. Companies may desire multiple products depending on the platform on which their application functions. Developers will utilize debugging tools to monitor the target application for glitches, crashes, interface malfunctions, and many other errors that inhibit the application’s functionality. These tools can be sold as a standalone product or packaged into a mobile development platforms. Some mobile app optimization and mobile app testing tools share similar functionalities.

To qualify for inclusion in the Mobile App Debugging category, a product must:

  • Be a mobile-specific framework
  • Possess capabilities to assess source code and identify errors
  • Possess mobile debugging capabilities
  • Debug native, hybrid, or cross-platform applications
  • Possess capabilities to analyze mobile application coding languages

Mobile App Debugging Software Grid® Overview

The best Mobile App Debugging Software products are determined by customer satisfaction (based on user reviews) and market presence (based on products’ scale, focus, and influence) and placed into four categories on the Grid®:
  • Products in the Leader quadrant are rated highly by G2 Crowd users and have substantial Market Presence scores. Leaders include: Xcode
  • High Performers are highly rated by their users, but have not yet achieved the Market Presence of the Leaders High Performers include: Genymotion, Instabug, Chrome Mobile DevTools, and Bugsee
  • Contenders have significant Market Presence and resources, but have received below average user Satisfaction ratings or have not yet received a sufficient number of reviews to validate the solution.
  • Niche solutions do not have the Market Presence of the Leaders. They may have been rated positively on customer Satisfaction, but have not yet received enough reviews to validate them. Niche products include: Stetho
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    Xcode 6 introduces a radically new way to design and build software. Swift is an innovative new programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch and, when combined with Xcode tools, makes programming a delightfully live experience. Live rendering within Interface Builder displays your hand-written UI code within the design canvas, instantly reflecting changes you type in code.


    Until now, while remote debugging a mobile device, you had to shift your eyes back and forth between the device and your desktop machine. Now Screencast displays your device's screen right inside of Chrome DevTools on your desktop.


    Bugsee is a bug and crash reporting tool for iOS and Android apps. Like a black box on an airplane, Bugsee locally records everything that the app is doing. Whenever a bug occurs, everything that led to it has already been recorded: - Video of user’s actions + touches (including in live apps) - All Network traffic - Console logs and more Also, recently, an independent benchmark for mobile crash reporters  named Bugsee as the #1 crash reporter for iOS — http://www.crashprobe.com/ios/ You can see a fully functional demo at bugsee.com/demo or watch the 100 seconds video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eChRvIm2qc


    Instabug provides in-app feedback and bug reporting to mobile apps. It provides a seamless two-way communication with users and/or testers, while providing detailed environment report for developers. It starts with the mobile app developer integrating the SDK into the app in a process that takes less than a minute to be done.


    Genymotion is a cross-platform virtualization suite for Android. It is used by 5M+ professionals working within the mobile app ecosystem. 4 flavors are available: - Free - Premium (30-day free trial) - Cloud - On-Demand (Amazon Web Services)


    Stetho is a sophisticated debug bridge for Android applications.


    An in-app debugging and exploration tool for iOS


    GapDebug is a comprehensive mobile debugging tool that bridges the gap left by other debugging options. Operating on both the Windows and Mac platforms, GapDebug allows debugging of hybrid mobile apps, such as PhoneGap and Cordova, on modern iOS and Android devices. And, GapDebug is always free for local debugging.


    Write cross-platform apps for iOS, Android and OS X in Ruby


    weinre is a debugger for web pages, like FireBug (for FireFox) and Web Inspector (for WebKit-based browsers), except it's designed to work remotely, and in particular, to allow you debug web pages on a mobile device such as a phone.


    Bugfender is a modern remote logger tailor-made for mobile development.


    SessionStack is a platform designed to allow developers to see their web app defects through a user's eyes. It allows to developers to identify, understand and reproduce problems in web applications.


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