Release Comparison

The following tables compare the key features in recent releases for :
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The following tables compare the key features in recent releases for 
App Experience Analytics
:
 
 
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3
 
 
 
App Experience Analytics
 
Key Features
Release 17.3.2
Release 17.3
Release 16.4.2 & 16.4.1
Release 16.4
Added Support for Starter and Custom Deployments
 
Yes
 
No
No
No
Added Support for Ansible-Based Installation
 
Yes
 
No
No
No
Added Support for RHEL 7.3 (64-bit) and RHEL 7.4 (64-bit)
 
Yes
 
No
No
No
Browser Agent Enhancements:
  • Single Script Tag for the Snippet
  • Asynchronous Loading of the BA.js File
  • Upload and Download the BAExt FIle
 
Yes
 
No
No
No
Waterfall Chart Enhancements
 
Yes
 
No
No
No
Enhancements for Alerts
 
Yes
 
No
No
No
URL Query Parameters Stored and are Searchable
 
Yes
 
No
No
No
Added Support for Korean Language
 
Yes
 
No
No
No
User Retention Improved
 
Yes
 
No
No
No
Dropped Installation Support for Symbolicator Using the Installer
 
Yes
 
No
No
No
Dropped Support for PostgreSQL in Starter and Scalable Deployments
Yes
No
No
No
Dropped Support for Nginx in Starter and Scalable Deployments
 
Yes
 
No
No
No
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
No
No
Auto-transaction for WebView is not Supported
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
No
No
New Kibana Reports
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
No
No
Enhancements to the Installer
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
No
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
No
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
No
Installation on Unsupported Versions of RHEL
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
No
Hostname for PostgreSQL Installation
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
No
Log Analytics
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
No
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
No
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
No
Changes in the Data Collection Profile
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
No
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
No
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
PostgresSQL Support
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Page and Network Analytics
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Enhancements to the Sessions Details Page
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Enhancements to the Sessions Details Page
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Android Wrapper Enhancements
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Kony Integration
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Export Custom Metrics in .CSV Format
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Alter Number of Results Displayed
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Click-Through the Flagged Sessions
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Expanded Mini Charts
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Read Server APIs Updated
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Support for Apple Watch Apps
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Introduction to App Flows
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Click-through Support on the Overview Page
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Deactivate and Regenerate the Encryption Key
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Click-through the Network Performance Page for an Errored URL to the Transaction Details Page
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Filter by City, State, or Both Supported for All Metrics
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
MultiDex Format Supported on Android
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Enhancement to the Filter Panel
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Enhancements to Alerts
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Screens Are Dynamically Added to App Maps
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Introduction of App Screens
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Disable Data Collection from the Administration Console
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Track Low Memory Event on App Runtime
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
SDK
This table compares the new features in the latest 
App Experience Analytics
 SDK.
Android
Key Feature
Release 17.3.2
Release 17.3
Release 16.4.1
Release 16.4
Improvements to Android and iOS Platforms
 
Yes
 
No
No
No
Bluetooth Support
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
No
No
Runtime Exception Handling
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
No
No
Support for Capturing JS Errors in WebViews
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
No
No
Support for New Flavor of shouldInterceptRequestOfWebViewClient
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
No
No
The following APIs were added in this release:
APM Header
Security and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
Unique Idenifers
Views
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
No
Option to Specify the Output Filename While Wrapping
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
API to Track Network Calls
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Rolling Database Boundaries For Disk and SDK Data Optimizations
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Track Low Memory Event on App Runtime for Android
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Optimized Screenshots
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
SDK Disabled for Android API Version 16 and Earlier
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Improved, Targeted, and Faster Android Wrapping
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Upload to CA App Experience Analytics Server Triggered After Every 1000 Events (Android)
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
APIs - viewLoaded, stopCurrentAndStartNewSession
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
iOS
 
Key Feature
Release 17.3
Release 16.4.1
Release 16.4
New SDK Options
 
Yes
 
No
No
Network Traffic Capture is Rewritten
 
Yes
 
No
No
Initialize SDK with a New API and Provide the plist Details as a Dictionary
 
Yes
 
No
No
Support for capturing JavaScript Errors in WebViews
 
Yes
 
No
No
Support for Multiple Delegates in WebView
 
Yes
 
No
No
Support to Capture Carrier and Wi-Fi Signal Strength
 
Yes
 
No
No
Support for Bluetooth
 
Yes
 
No
No
Correlation ID Support for Tighter Integration with CA APM
 
Yes
 
No
No
tvOS Beta Support
 
Yes
 
No
No
Support for All UIControl Types
 
Yes
 
No
No
Support for More Gestures
 
Yes
 
No
No
The following APIs were added in this release:
  • APM Header
  • Session Information
  • Unique Idenifers
  • Views
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
No
API to Track Network Calls
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Support For Detailed Device Model Names
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes 
 
Optimized Screenshots
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes 
 
Full-screen Screenshot of the App
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes 
 
APIs - viewLoaded, stopCurrentAndStartNewSession
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes 
 
JavaScript
Key Feature
Release 17.3
Release 16.4.1
Release 16.4
The following APIs were added in this release:
  • APM Header
  • Crash Handling
  • Session Information
  • Session Management
  • Views
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
No
Option to Specify the Output Filename While Wrapping
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Xamarin APIs
The following Xamarin APIs are available for Android and iOS with this release:
 
Android
 
 For more information, see .
Category
APIs
 
APM Headers
 
  • AddToApmHeader
 
Crash Handling
 
  • RegisterAppFeedback
 
Data Masking
 
  • EnterPrivateZone
  • ExitPrivateZone
  • IsInPrivateZone
 
Enable or Disable SDK
 
  • DisableSDK
  • EnableSDK
  • IsSDKEnabled
 
Screenshots
 
  • IsScreenshotPolicyEnabled
  • SendScreenshot
  • ViewLoaded
 
Session Information
 
  • SetCustomerLocation
  • SetSessionAttribute
 
Session Management
 
  • StartNewSession
  • StopCurrentSession
  • StopCurrentAndStartNewSession
 
Security and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
 
  • SetSSLPinningMode
 
Unique Identifiers
 
  • CustomerId
  • DeviceID
 
Upload Events
 
  • UploadEvents
 
Views
 
  • IgnoreView
  • IgnoreViews
 
iOS
 
 For more information, see .
Category
APIs
 
APM Headers
 
  • AddToApmHeader
  • ApmHeaders
 
Data Masking
 
  • EnterPrivateZone
  • ExitPrivateZone
  • IsInPrivateZone
 
Enable or Disable SDK
 
  • DisableSDK
  • EnableSDK
  • IsSDKEnabled
 
Network Internals
 
  • DefaultNSURLSessionConfiguration
  • SetNSURLSessionDelegate
 
Screenshots
 
  • IsScreenshotPolicyEnabled
  • SendScreenshot
  • ViewLoaded
 
SDK Initialization
 
  • InitializeSDKWithOptions
 
Session Information
 
  • SetCustomerLocation
  • SetSessionAttribute
  • StopApplicationTransactionWithNameandFailure
 
Session Management
 
  • StartNewSession
  • StopCurrentSession
  • StopCurrentAndStartNewSession
 
Security and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
 
  • SetSSLPinningMode
 
Unique Identifiers
 
  • CustomerId
  • DeviceID
 
Upload Events
 
  • UploadEventsWithCompletionHandler
 
Views
 
  • IgnoreViews