AppCenter Plugin for flutter

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This plugin currently bundles appcenter analytics, crashes and distribute.

Getting Started

To get started, go to AppCenter and register your apps.

For detailed AppCenter API reference, go to https://aka.ms/appcenterdocs

Build

Appcenter distribute has an issue with pulishing apps to google play. To workaround

use flutter build --flavor googlePlay to build for googlePlay and flutter build --flavor appCenter for appCenter.

flutter build apk command will build both under build/app/outputs/flutter-apk by adding below section to android/app/build.gradle

android {
  ...

  flavorDimensions "distribute"
  productFlavors {
      appCenter {
          dimension "distribute"
      }

      googlePlay {
          dimension "distribute"
      }
  }

  // This is likely needed, see https://github.com/flutter/flutter/issues/58247
  lintOptions {
      disable 'InvalidPackage'
      checkReleaseBuilds false
  }
}

Try example project first when troubleshooting your local build issue.

Usage

Basic usage

import 'package:flutter_appcenter_bundle/flutter_appcenter_bundle.dart';

await AppCenter.startAsync(
    appSecretAndroid: '******',
    appSecretIOS: '******',
    enableAnalytics: true, // Defaults to true
    enableCrashes: true, // Defaults to true
    enableDistribute: true, // Defaults to false
    usePrivateDistributeTrack: false, // Defaults to false
    disableAutomaticCheckForUpdate: false, // Defaults to false
  );
  
AppCenter.trackEventAsync('my event', <String, String> {
  'prop1': 'prop1',
  'prop2': 'prop2',
});

Turn feature on / off at runtime

await AppCenter.configureAnalyticsAsync(enabled: true);

await AppCenter.configureCrashesAsync(enabled: true);

await AppCenter.configureDistributeAsync(enabled: true);

await AppCenter.configureDistributeDebugAsync(enabled: true); // Android Only

await AppCenter.checkForUpdateAsync(); // Manually check for update

Troubleshooting

  • iOS: ! CocoaPods could not find compatible versions for pod "AppCenter"

    Manually delete podfile.lock and rebuild, this is a common issue when upgrading iOS native dependencies.

  • Android build issue

    Always check if example project builds first If it does not build, please report an issue If it builds, check the gradle setup Checkpoints:

    • Gradle version in gradle-wrapper.properties

    • Kotlin version in build.gradle

    • compileSdkVersion in build.gradle

    • com.android.tools.build:gradle version in build.gradle

    • lintOptions (in example) See issue

      Execution failed for task ':app:lintVitalAppCenterRelease'

    • build.gradle script (in example)

    • settings.gradle (in example)

  • jcenter retirement

    Replace jcenter since it will be retired on 1st of May, 2021.

    repositories {
         google()
         // jcenter()
         mavenCentral()
         gradlePluginPortal()
     }
    

Libraries

flutter_appcenter_bundle