Android Error Tracking with Sentry

Debug Android apps and prevent crashes across your entire stack.Android crash reporting and logging with a single view so you can identify, triage, and fix issues with maximum efficiency.

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Getting Started is Simple

Add the Sentry Android SDK to your build.gradle file:

// Make sure jcenter or mavenCentral is there.
repositories {
    // Or

// Enable Java 1.8 source compatibility if you haven't yet.
android {
    compileOptions {
        sourceCompatibility = JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8
        targetCompatibility = JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8

// Add Sentry's SDK as a dependency.
dependencies {
    implementation 'io.sentry:sentry-android:<version number>'

Configure your SDK AndroidManifest.xml:

  <meta-data android:name="io.sentry.dsn" android:value="https://<key><project>" />

That’s it. There’s no step three. Don’t believe us? Check out our Documentation.

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Android Application Monitoring

See Android app crash reports with details like filename and line number so you never have to guess or dig through an Android error log. Filter and group Android exceptions intuitively to eliminate noise. Monitor errors at scale without impacting throughput in production.

Complete Android Stack Traces

See an event trail to know what the app was doing before any error occurred. Record Android stack traces even when devices are offline or in airplane mode, then send errors as soon as connection is regained.

Android Crash Reporting

Improve workflow with a full view of releases so you can mark errors as resolved and prioritize live issues. Learn in which version a bug first appeared, merge duplicates, and know if things regress in a future release. Add commit data to automatically suggest an owner of each application error and instantly send deploy emails.

“Sentry in particular is really valuable at tracing exceptions of errors and providing automatic feedback so we can see things clearly and gain a better understanding of what’s going wrong.”

Zhaobang Liu
DevOps Engineer

Debugging Any Android Exception

Sentry makes Android app development easier by recording environment and state details.

Recreate bugs down to screen orientation and resolution, Androidversion, and battery level.

Tag distribution graph makes it easy to isolate and prioritize anyAndroid error by seeing how often it occurs in context.


Traditional logging provides you with a trail of events. Some of those events are errors, but many times they’re simply informational. Sentry is fundamentally different because we focus on exceptions, or in other words, we capture application crashes. We discuss in more detail here and on our blog.

Sentry supports every major language, framework, and library. You can browse each of them here.

You can get started for free. Pricing depends on the number of monthly events, transactions, and attachments that you send Sentry. For more details, visit our pricing page.

Sentry doesn’t impact a web site’s performance.

If you look at the configuration options for when you initialize Sentry in your code, you’ll see there’s nothing regarding minimizing its impact on your app’s performance. This is because our team of SDK engineers already developed Sentry with this in mind.

Sentry is a listener/handler for errors that asynchronously sends out the error/event to This is non-blocking. The error/event only goes out if this is an error.

Global handlers have almost no impact as well, as they are native APIs provided by the browsers.

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