Embrace news roundup: Mobile observability, RUM, and your business KPIs

Embrace's CEO and CTO weigh in on how mobile orgs are leveraging observability and mobile RUM solutions.

More and more developers are turning to mobile observability and real user monitoring to improve app performance and impact key business metrics.

Here are some recent bylines from Embrace subject matter experts providing perspective and insights on these pressing topics for mobile devs.

Cloud Native Computing Foundation: Why you may be dropping key mobile data from your observability solution by Fredric Newberg

Fredric Newberg is the CTO and co-founder of Embrace, a platform that helps developers build great mobile experiences with better data. In his post for the CNCF, Fredric explains how data delays in many observability solutions create visibility gaps and can ultimately lead to discarded data. To learn why observability solutions built for the backend aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution for mobile orgs, read Fredrics full post on the CNCF website.

APMdigest: What is real user monitoring in an observability world? It’s not APM “Agents” by Eric Futoran

In this post for APMdigest, Embrace CEO and co-founder Eric Futoran argues traditional agent-based approaches to mobile RUM are outdated in the world of observability. Rather, a better approach is to collect all data from every user session, including good sessions, in order to get a more holistic view of how the app is performing for users. Read Eric’s post in APMdigest to learn more.

The New Stack: “Observability” is not observability when it comes to business KPIs by Eric Futoran

If the extent of your observability efforts center around metrics, logs, and traces, then you’re likely missing the bigger picture of business impact. In this post for The New Stack, Eric explains how past monitoring tools offered limited data and, while newer tools provide more data, they often make it difficult to understand user experience. Learn how providing a fuller picture of the user experience helps tie mobile insights to business impact by reading Eric’s full post on The New Stack.

DZone: 8 Ways Mobile Observability Is the Opposite of Backend Observability by Fredric Newberg

Backend observability is nothing new; but established backend observability tools and processes can’t just be rinsed and reused for mobile. For example, backend applications typically involve short user interactions, milliseconds-long requests, and independent requests. In contrast, mobile apps involve user sessions that can last for minutes or even hours, and issues can arise due to a combination of factors like application behavior and/or device characteristics. In this post for DZone, Fredric Newberg outlines more nuances and highlights a path forward for observability for mobile orgs. Read more here.

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