Facebook's Parse adds more crash reporting tools

The Facebook subsidiary is adding crash reporting for registering, tracking and resolving app crashes beyond iOS to Android devices now too.

Parse is closing out the year with at least one more gift in store for its global developer community.

The Facebook subsidiary is adding crash reporting for registering, tracking and resolving app crashes beyond iOS to Android devices now too.

In a nutshell, the reporting tools make it possible to capture and fix crashes without the need for third-party crash reporting tools, which Parse reps lamented as requiring more (and varying) SDKs and APIs.

Instead, Parse's "simpler" crash reporting method and SDKs track bugs on a per-version basis while also automatically caching and resending crash reports when connectivity is spotty.

The news stems from Parse's London office, which opened earlier this year to support the growing number of new developers using the service in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. At the time, Parse boasted it attracted 140,000 new developers to the platform with an estimated 50 percent from outside the United States.

Facebook acquired Parse in April 2013 when the social network was busy getting its mobile-first strategy off the ground, which as since proven to be the company's best bet at long-term revenue.

Parse came onboard with a cloud-based platform of scalable cross-platform services and tools for developers building apps for both iOS and Android.

Since then, Parse has been bolstered with an analytics dashboard measuring custom-designated events, new cloud modules for facilitating the integration of a Parse-made app with third-party services, and a library of low-level code dubbed "Bolts" for speeding up the design and development of mobile apps.