AndroidDevMetrics is a performance metrics library which will help you find potential performance issues in your Android app. Thanks to it we are able to measure objects graph initialization in Dagger 2, Activities lifecycle methods timings and frame drops for each screen in app.
We live in times where mobile apps have to not only do their job but also do it smooth and delightful. In times where almost every Android device has huge computing power and operating system is really mature (and I’m not saying only about Lollipop or Marshmallow). Less and less things limit us to to deliver really beautiful apps.
But it also means that there are no excuses for us — the developers. We cannot say anymore: “this is because your crappy Android device… Do you want smoothness? Let’s check it on iPhone.”. Now it’s our fault that app works and looks good only on this year’s high-end device. We cannot blame platform developers anymore because they already did awesome job with optimizations in Android.
Moreover, they started sharing their knowledge about performance, optimizations and how things work under the hood. If you haven’t seen it yet just take a look at this videos collection — Android Performance Patterns. Do we need more proves that now everything is really in our hands?
A couple months ago we went through possible issues with Dagger 2 – graph creation performance. Thanks to TraceView tool we can see exactly how much time is needed to initialize all requested dependencies. But it’s not easy – we have to find places in our code to start and stop measuring, dump results and analyze them in Android Studio. To make it bit easier, I’ve prepared simple library which can help with catching potential performance issues.