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Migration steps after linking from Fabric

Welcome to Firebase!

Now that you've migrated your app to Firebase, there are a couple things you'll want to learn about and set up for Firebase:

What happened when you migrated?

For the apps that you linked, your Crashlytics data now appears in the Firebase Crashlytics dashboard (in the Firebase console). The linking process does not involve any changes to the Crashlytics SDK or your Fabric API key.

Note that in the coming months, we'll release Firebase-specific Crashlytics SDKs for iOS and for Android, as well as offer further upgrade instructions. So, for now, if you migrated an iOS and Android app:

  • Do not change how you use the Crashlytics SDK because the iOS and Android SDKs haven't changed.

  • Do not change or remove your Fabric API key.

Discover Firebase Crashlytics

Find all your Crashlytics data in the Firebase Crashlytics dashboard (in the Firebase console).

Firebase Crashlytics offers several new features:

Start using Google Analytics for Firebase

Google Analytics is Firebase's analytics engine and gives you access to powerful insights into your data.

Install the Google Analytics for Firebase SDK

Visit the Google Analytics for Firebase documentation to learn how to install and initialize the SDK in your iOS, Android, or Unity app.

How Google Analytics for Firebase helps Crashlytics

Google Analytics for Firebase unlocks valuable capabilities and features that you were already using in Fabric:

Monitor your Latest Release

With Google Analytics for Firebase initialized in your app, you can monitor the stability and metrics of your current builds in the Latest Release page in the Firebase console.

Access the Latest Release page a couple different ways:

Use Events rather than Answers

Google Analytics for Firebase lets you set custom and predefined events, similar to Fabric's Answers.

  • To learn how to set up events using Firebase, visit the Google Analytics for Firebase documentation for your platform (iOS, Android, or Unity).

  • To learn how to convert your existing Answers events to Google Analytics for Firebase events, visit the Fabric Analytics page.

Configure your notification settings

Now that you've migrated to Firebase, you will start getting emails from both Firebase and Fabric.

You can configure your notifications settings:

  • For Firebase — Configure your Firebase notifications and integrations in the Firebase console:

    • For notifications, manage your Firebase alert subscriptions for Crashlytics via Alerts > Alert Settings
      (click the bell icon in the top-right corner of the Firebase console).

    • For integrations, visit Project settings > Integrations to set up notifications for Jira, Slack, and PagerDuty.

  • For Fabric — Configure your Fabric notifications in Fabric's settings page:

    • Modify the settings for your Fabric notifications so that you're not receiving duplicate emails from both Firebase and Fabric.

Invite your team members

Now that you've migrated to Firebase, invite your team so that they can start using Firebase and access your migrated app in the Firebase console.

  • From the Firebase console — Visit Project settings > Users & permissions to add teammates as members of your Firebase project.

  • From the Fabric site — Visit the invite page in the Fabric migration dashboard to invite your teammates to your migrated apps. With just one click, you can add all teammates associated with your app to your Firebase project.

Frequently asked questions

I linked my app. Now what should I do?

Now that you've migrated your app to Firebase, look through this page for a couple things that you'll want to learn about and set up for Firebase:

What SDK changes do I need to make in my migrated app?

For now, continue using the Crashlytics SDK and Fabric API keys in your app. In the coming months, we'll release Firebase-specific Crashlytics SDKs for iOS and for Android, as well as offer further upgrade instructions.

To access features in Firebase Crashlytics like crash-free users, the Latest Release dashboard, and event tracking, you need Google Analytics for Firebase in your app.

How can I see my app's Latest Release status?

To view the Latest Release page, you need Google Analytics for Firebase in your app.

  1. Install and initialize the Google Analytics for Firebase SDK in your app.

  2. Access the Latest Release page a couple different ways:

Why aren't my crash-free users showing up?

To view crash-free users metrics, you need Google Analytics for Firebase in your app.

  1. Install and initialize the Google Analytics for Firebase SDK in your app.

  2. Check your Firebase Crashlytics dashboard for your metrics.

Crashlytics Beta isn't in Firebase, but I linked my Fabric app. What should I do?

Firebase is working to bring Crashlytics Beta into Firebase with a new product called App Distribution. If you're interested in taking an early look and giving feedback on App Distribution, you can sign-up to request access.

In the meantime, you can use Crashlytics via the Firebase console and continue using Crashlytics Beta via the Fabric dashboard.

How should I organize my different apps in my Firebase projects?

In Firebase, ensure that all apps within a project are platform variants of the same application from an end-user perspective. It's advisable to connect the Android and iOS versions of the same app or game to the same Firebase project. All the apps in a project generally share the same Firebase resources (database, storage buckets, etc.).

  • Visit Understand Firebase projects to learn more about best practices and considerations for adding apps to a Firebase project.

  • Visit Fabric's Organizing Projects page (iOS or Android) to learn about transitioning your migrated apps from Fabric organizations to Firebase projects.

Note that to unlink a Firebase app, you need to be an Owner for the Firebase project.

  1. Visit Project settings > Integrations.

  2. On the Fabric card, click Manage.

  3. Click Unlink, then confirm the unlinking.

After you unlink your Firebase app, you can always relink it via the Fabric migration dashboard.

I deleted my Firebase project with linked Fabric apps, how do I unlink those apps now?

Note that to restore a Firebase project or unlink a Firebase app, you need to be an Owner for the Firebase project.

  1. Restore your Firebase project using the Google Cloud console.

    Visit Understand Firebase projects to learn more about the relationship between Firebase projects and Google Cloud projects (and the Google Cloud console).

  2. Follow the unlinking steps described on this page.

Where can I learn more about Fabric's overall plans?

Stay up to date with the latest news:

I can't find the answer to my question here and need more help!

We're here to help make sure your migration to Firebase goes smoothly. Reach out to support@fabric.io with migration questions or feedback.

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