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In most cases, a user's interaction with your app is not limited to one action in one screen view. Sessions allow you to track your users' interactions across time, as they navigate an entire session with your app.

By default, sessions begin when a user starts using your application and ends after a configurable period of user inactivity. You can also, however, programmatically control sessions through the Mobile Agents SDKs (AndroidiOSXamarinCordova). Using Mobile Sessions you can analyze sessionized results from all requests, as stored in the AppDynamics Events Service. 

As in Network Request Analyze, the main Sessions screen is made up of two tabs:

You can also view detailed information about each session in the Session Details dialog.

Records

The Records tab lets you scan individual sessions and allows you to filter and sort to get exactly the data in which you are interested.

Session Details

Click View Details or double-click an item to see the information for a specific session.

Session Timeline

The sequence of session frames for the session is shown on the session timeline and on the bottom of the screen. Select a specific frame by clicking on an icon on the timeline to see details highlighted at the bottom of the screen. You can also select a frame row at the bottom to see it highlighted on the timeline.

Session Details Categories and Types
CategoriesSubcategoriesTypeAbout
ViewsActivity Activity/FragmentThe current Activity in the foreground of an Android app. If the current Activity is not sufficient to understand what the user is doing, consider using the Session Frame APIs.
Root Views RootViewThe current Root View in the foreground of the iOS App. If the current Root View is not sufficient to understand what the user is doing, consider using the Session Frame APIs.
Session Frames Session FrameA manual API to label large user activities that are not captured out of the box by Activity or RootView tracking.
Screenshots- ScreenshotIf you have configured mobile screenshots, they will appear in the timeline. They capture user events, and they can also be collected when in automatic mode.

User Interactions


 

Touches Event

If you have enabled the Mobile Agent to capture UI events, you can view the UI events triggered by user interactions in the Timeline. See "Enable User Interaction Capture Mode" (iOS/Android) to learn how to capture UI events.

 

If automatic screenshots are enabled, touches will be captured and include the screenshot that was captured at the same time. The touches are drawn on the screenshot.


Buttons
Table Cells

Text Views

Text Fields

Network RequestsNetwork Requests Normal Network Request Normal

Network requests include the requested URL, duration, and status details of the HTTP request.

To jump to more Network Requests details, click .

Network Requests Slow Network Requests Slow
Network Requests Very Slow Network Requests Very Slow
Network Requests Stall Network Requests Stall
Errors And Warnings

Application Not Responding Issues (ANRs)

ANR

You can view when the application was non-responsive in the timeline. ANRs are reported when the UI thread does not respond to an event for two seconds or more.

To download or view the ANR Summary, click or respectively.

Crashes
Crash

When an app crashes the subsequent activity will appear in the timeline.

To download or view the Crash Summary, click or respectively.

Errors
Error

If you have reported errors with the Mobile Agent SDKs, the errors will also appear in the timeline. See "Report Errors and Exceptions" (iOS/Android) to learn how to instrument your mobile apps to report errors and exceptions.

To download or view the Error Summary, click or respectively.

Custom DataMetrics Custom MetricCustom metrics display integer-based data on any metric you define in your application.
Timers Custom TimerCustom timers display how long something takes between any arbitrary start point and end point, even if they span multiple methods. 
Info Points Info PointInformation points display information on how a specific method in your code is performing.
Breadcrumbs BreadcrumbBreadcrumbs are short messages to mark interesting events in a session, controlled by the Breadcrumb APIs in the agent.
System EventsConnection Transition System EventConnection transition indicates when a broadband transition has taken place, such as from Wifi to cellular.
Agent Init System EventAgent Init indicates when the Mobile Agent was first initialized. It can help with debugging the application lifecycle.

Session Summary

You can see a summary of the session by clicking Session Details.

Charts

The Charts page provides you with a set of predefined widgets that offer visualizations of the data set you have created. As with the Charts pages of the other Analyze/Session features of the UI, you can delete, re-add, resize, and drag-and-drop to move all of the widgets.

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