Instrumentation – not exactly the first thing you want to think about when building cool mobile apps. But when you are testing an app on an Android, iOS, and/or Windows mobile device, and it blows up, wouldn’t it be nice if you had the forensics on the exception to be able to track it down? Regardless of the device being used? In a centralized web portal? That’s what Xamarin Insights is about. Although still in preview, it seems to have finally stabilized to allow us to start using it. This capability is similar to what Microsoft is offering with Application Insights but for cross mobile OS scenarios.
I spent some time with the lead developer on the IK IMSA team, Mike Beverley, chatting about Xamarin Insights, in this brief video: