Fabric, Twitter’s suite of mobile app development tools

Twitter’s Fabric SDK is one of the best tools to have in a mobile developers toolkit

I was fortunate enough to be invited to Twitter’s Hello World developer conference (more about it here: https://www.twitterhelloworld.com). Just like their social counterpart Facbook, Twitter tap into developers to aid their growth and create other revenue streams. The Hello World conference is their opportunity to showcase the tools that they have developed to enable mobile app developers to be more productive and better informed about their users. Their main tool is called Fabric.


Twitter HelloWorld conference showcasing Fabric


Fabric was launched by Twitter in October 2014 with a few useful tools. Since then this tool chest has been filled with goodies that even the most talented mobile app developers should not overlook. You can check the video for an overview of what is included in the Fabric SDK.



The key suite of Fabric tools include:

• Crashlytics, the already well known crash analytics and beta testing tool that help developers debug and test new apps which leads to a reliable and stable app with good app store ratings

• Answers, the real time analytics product. Lets you know who is using your app and how they are using it enabling you to make informed decisions about your product

• Digits, their phone number sign in solution. Allows apps to use the phone number as the primary identity source for signing into an app. Also supports email signup.

• MoPub, an ad service for mobile developers Twitter. Aids developers monetise the traffic through their apps.

• TwitterKit, which will allow apps to seamlessly integrate Twitter’s real-time information such as Tweets and Tweet conversations.

Installing the SDK is straight forward and with a few lines of code a lot can be achieved.

If you want to read more about Twitter’s Fabric SDK and what it has to offer you can visit the Fabric homepage here: https://get.fabric.io