While we all test our apps, whether it be unit tests or automated UI tests with Xamarin Test Cloud, end users still interact with them in ways that we never could have anticipated. We built Xamarin Insights for just this reason – to help you proactively monitor the health of your mobile apps in the wild and identify what issues real users are experiencing, as well as how to fix them, before they infect your entire user base.

Xamarin Insights was launched with general availability with Xamarin 4, giving all Xamarin subscribers access to free crash reporting with detailed crash reports and crashed-user identification.

Now, we invite you to add Xamarin Insights to your mobile app(s) with just a few lines of code, and tweet an unexpected exception you discover with your free crash reporting. Not only are you guaranteed* to receive Xamarin Test Cloud hours and be entered to win a Xamarin swag bag, you’ll also be improving your app!

Xamarin Insights issue report, including native stacktrace, device information, and steps to reproduce.


Each developer that reports an exception with Xamarin Insights and submits a valid entry will receive ten Xamarin Test Cloud hours to help test your mobile apps on thousands of devices (and maybe even test the specific regression so it doesn’t occur again). One grand prize winner who submits the most unique or surprising exception will receive a Xamarin swag bag, including a Xamarin t-shirt, monkey, book, and stickers.

How to Enter

  1. Add Xamarin Insights to your mobile app.
  2. Wait and see what Xamarin Insights reports and screenshot the most surprising exception.
  3. Tweet your entry, along with the a picture of your exception in Xamarin Insights, and include the hashtags #XamarinInsights and #ToTheRescue.

* All submissions must be made by Monday, February 1 at 12PM noon EST. We will evaluate each entry based on the most unique, detailed exception reported. A valid entry consists of a tweet containing the hashtags above, along with an image of the exception report in Xamarin Insights. To be eligible, you must follow @XamarinHQ to enable us to DM you for private-follow up. There is no purchase necessary to enter the Xamarin Insights contest.