Enhanced User Interaction Traces in New Relic Mobile

At the end of 2013 New Relic introduced User Interaction Traces—a feature unlike anything seen before. Interaction Traces allows you to get activity timeline views for different events in your mobile applications in production. Over the past few months we’ve collected feedback from you, our customers, on how you use Interaction Traces, and today we are…

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The App Economy in 2014: Where’s the Money?

On the surface, 2013 looks like the year that Google and Apple in tandem crushed all the other smartphone operating systems. Google and Apple accounted for 94 percent of smartphone sales in Q4 2013, and the trend looks like it will continue in 2014. 2013 also looks like the year Google finally beat Apple. By…

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Fast, Effective, Double-Checked Locking in Android and Java Apps

Here at New Relic, code performance is of paramount importance. However, in today’s complex world of multithreaded mobile applications, we often find ourselves sacrificing small amounts of performance in the face of memory consistency. Designing around and later debugging race conditions can be extremely time consuming and frustrating so it’s not uncommon to become a little overzealous…

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