I am starting Android development, and I am looking for a way to get a bug report from a user's phone.

I know about the Settings / Developer options / Take bug report system, but from what I have seen, it dumps all logs from all sorts of apps I don't really care about.

Is there a similar method which would generate a similar file, with just logs relevant to my app?

(I also know about adb logcat, which I can then filter on my computer during development, but it's not easy asking users to do that!)

  • You just program your app to generate log with a specific tag, and use adb logcat with filter to only show logs with that tag.
    – Andy Yan
    Commented May 1, 2017 at 15:23
  • Although this question is asked from a developer POV, I'm voting to leave it open because it could also be thought of as how can a user collect enough information to report a bug to an app developer.
    – Dan Hulme
    Commented May 3, 2017 at 14:42

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You should try third party libraries such as Android Bug Tracker. You can find many other on github.

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