Question: What do you call a doctor but for websites?
Question: What do you call a doctor but for websites?
Posted by Jeeyun on November 3, 2011
Developers be cognizant of increased crashes and respond early so that your application rating does not drop in the app store. Also, take this opportunity to integrate Crittercism real-time crash reporting into your application and be the first to be notified about crash, user platform statistics and user feedback so you can act quickly to resolve any customer issues without effecting your app store rating.
Posted by Jeeyun on October 14, 2011
Just another day at work.
Posted by Jeeyun on September 12, 2011
So the city will be all abuzz and aflutter with (even more) techies next week thanks to TechCrunch Disrupt. And after a long hard day of pitching / schmoozing / rooting for your favorite Battlefield contestant / digesting all the fabulous and exciting new news scoops that will undoubtedly be revealed… doesn’t an ice-cold glass of beer sound just awesome?
You’re in luck. We’ll be one of 5 Angelpad companies hosting STARTUP CRAWL 2011.
Tuesday September 13
Free beer @ 5 Angelpad companies’ offices throughout SoMa
Come by and if you’re one of the first 50 through the door, you’ll get a sweet Startup Crawl t-shirt. And if we really like you, maybe you’ll get a personal song and dance by a giant banana.
Yet More Information on STARTUP CRAWL:
Posted by Jeeyun on September 8, 2011
Edit: To all the companies at Pier 38 – That totally sucks, but you know what? We got yer back! If you need a temporary place to work, come work at CritterLabs for FREE. That’s right, I said it. Free. Gratis. Nada. We’re just down the street at 300 Brannan St in SOMA. Just send an email to: email@example.com
1. Built-in Punishment System
Do you find yourself resorting to lame name-calling and useless finger wagging when someone breaks the build? Has your hair been on fire for a punishment system that “just works?” Well, here at CritterLabs (in addition to the usual amenies of high speed internet and booth babe rental service), you will have access to a state of the art punishment system:
Step 1: The Chair of Shame – Nothing gets a hacker thinking about their epic fail like the CoS. They say 5 minutes in the CoS is equivalent to two hours of peer programming with “I don’t shower because I never sweat” guy.
Step 2: Banana Suit - There’s always punishment in the banana suit. Some people need time to reflect on their coding fails, but some people just need to live in it. The banana suit is the perfect way to live in fail. Whether it’s 5 minutes of forced prancing about the office, or a nice jog around the block with a “Kick Me, I’m a Bad Banana” sign, the BS is perhaps one of the most versatile forms of punishment.
Step 3: Chair of Banana Suit Shame – The CBSS is really the pinnacle of all startup punishment techniques. Only use the CBSS as a last resort – only to be used when all hope is lost – when testing on staging is a distant memory, when they start coding everything in LISP, when they start dressing like Sad Keanu, when they’ve switched from Dropbox to Microsoft Sharepoint. When all hope is lost, let the CBSS be your light.
Full Disclosure: Crittercism may or may not have used any or all of the aforementioned punishment system.
2. Five Star Sleeping Facilities
Just kiddin’. Though there really is someone sleeping in there.
Couch of Zen. Relax, Adventurer, and let me heal your wounds. Sorry I’ve been playing a little too much Zelda lately.
3. Refreshing Refreshments
There’s nothing better after a long day of coding like MORE CODING. Here at CritterLabs, we make sure your company is injected with enough rocketfuel to code for at least 3 weeks straight with nothing but pure adrenaline hundreds of cups of coffee.
We (AKA our new hires) work tirelessly to bring you an endless supply of beverages. It’s also how we work out.
3. The Trifecta of Office Sports
Foosball: The sport for people with really strong wrists.
Airhockey: The sport for people that have spent way too much time in arcades.
Ping Pong: The sport that short people can actually win at.
4. We Have a Sick Office
Ghetto Office Karaoke
5. Guns (and a 3d Printer)
But in all seriousness, the best part of CritterLabs are the people here. We have a unique group of entrepreneurs ranging from YC alums, to co-founders that have sold companies, to ex-professional poker players. Come join us!
Posted by Jeeyun on September 7, 2011
One of our team members (thanks Shalin!) recently discovered that our Android library didn’t play well with AdMob. As soon as our library and AdMob’s library were added to the same project, this error showed up:
UNEXPECTED TOP-LEVEL EXCEPTION:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: already added: …
Conversion to Dalvik format failed with error 1
Here is a stack overflow post that describes other users experiencing similar issues with other jar files. There are many suggested solutions, but none of them worked. After I poked around the AdMob Android library, the real issue became clear — AdMob’s library uses ProGuard to obfuscate its classes, but fails to declare a custom package name. Proguard will change your classes and its imports to look something like:
This means if you add other external libraries that are also guilty of this (like ours!), the classes will have conflicting names and you won’t be build your project. We have since fixed our Android library with one line of (configuration) code, and we invite Google to do the same.
If you are developing a library, and use ProGuard to obfuscate your classes, then
Add this line to your proguard.cfg file:
This will change your classes to custom.package.here.A, custom.package.here.B, etc. Now they’ll no longer conflict!
Posted by Jeeyun on August 31, 2011
Back to School Android Webinars – Aug 29 – Sept 9
Yup – we know what it will be like in a few weeks. September is right around the corner and your brain will be like mush from an overload of Netflix, the summer heat, and probably too much fresh air. Not to fear – the Back to School Webinar series is coming your way August 29 to September 9. Get ahead on your Android ABCs and find out the secrets to making great apps. Hosted by WIP and Sponsored by Immersion, the leader in haptic technology.
Don’t forget to register for the Crittercism session on Wednesday, August 31 9am PDT . Signup and get your seat now! http://www.wipconnector.com/wipjam/entry/back_to_school_webinars
Posted by Jeeyun on August 29, 2011
It seems to be the popular, in vogue branding fad right now. I’ve seen Foursquare do it. I’ve seen the HipChat guys sport theirs. So I figured why not join in the Japan-o-philia fun and make a Japanese version of the Crittercism logo. Think of it as a hopeful global expansion goal. I mean, hey, we’re already working on internationalizing the library so why not. Plus it’s mad fun playing with new characters.
ALSO it was Rob’s and Andrew’s birthdays this past week. Two co-founders with birthdays a day apart? It was a match made in heaven. Clearly.
(Aww, look at em nerding out during our AngelPad days)
Things are a-hopping at what we now fondly call Critter Labs. If you’d like to come by and help us test new features, give us a shout.
Posted by Jeeyun on July 29, 2011
We have a special announcement at MobileBeat 2011:
We’re happy to announce that we’ve raised funding from Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures, Opus Capital, Shasta Ventures, and AOL Ventures. In addition, our iOS support infrastructure is out of beta, and now freely available to mobile application developers. Press Release
(Congrats to our good friends at Astrid as well!)
Our Android library is also in private beta; contact us to request access. If you sign up now you get 6 weeks of our Premium tier for free! This includes access to real-time crashing reporting and advanced communication tools. You’ll be able to reach out to users who reported a bug or asked a question, and given access to diagnostic tools to debug their support requests. You’ll be able to improve your user retention, increase sales, and gather feedback from your users.
We’d also like to take the time to thank all of our beta users. You’re feedback has been extremely valuable and helped us to shape a great product! To thank all of you, our beta users will receive additional free service.
More to come…
You can follow conference updates on Twitter via #MBconf.
Posted by Jeeyun on July 12, 2011
After a serious, no holds bar 24 hours of hacking at the muther of all hackathons, we awarded Ronald Mannak, co-founder of Air Guitar Move with one of our three prizes and 6 months of free crash reporting and feedback. Congrats Ronald!
We won an ipad from decarta for our app, “Kevin Foot”, but unfortunately we couldn’t accept it because we were sponsors of the event
Posted by Jeeyun on July 1, 2011