Release Comparison

The following tables compare the key features in the recent releases:
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The following tables compare the key features in recent releases for 
App Experience Analytics
:
 
App Experience Analytics
 
Key Features
Release 19.1
Release 17.3.2
Release 17.3
New Architecture
Yes
 
No
No
Kubernetes Based Installation  
Yes
 
No
No
Dropped Support for Oracle  
Yes
 
No
No
User Journey Analysis Using App Funnel/Activities
Yes
 
No
No
Improved App Flows
Yes
 
No
No
Filter Location by Country Code
Yes
 
No
No
Improved Support for CA App Experience Analytics - CA APM Integration
Yes
 
No
No
Enhanced Event Details Viewer
Yes
 
No
No
Waterfall Chart Enhancements  
Yes
 
No
No
Dropped Localization Support
Yes
 
No
No
Asynchronous Loading of BA.js File is Enabled by Default
Yes
 
No
No
Asynchronous Loading of BA.js File is Enabled by Default
Yes
 
No
No
Browser Agent Support for Angular
Yes
 
No
No
Added Support for CORS Errors
Yes
 
No
No
Added Support for Starter and Custom Deployments
No
 
Yes
No
Added Support for Ansible-Based Installation
No
Yes
 
No
Added Support for RHEL 7.3 (64-bit) and RHEL 7.4 (64-bit)
Yes
 
Yes
No
Browser Agent Enhancements:
  • Single Script Tag for the Snippet
  • Asynchronous Loading of the BA.js File
  • Upload and Download the BAExt FIle
Yes
 
Yes
No
Waterfall Chart Enhancements
Yes
 
Yes
No
Enhancements for Alerts
Yes
 
Yes
No
URL Query Parameters Stored and are Searchable
Yes
 
Yes
No
Added Support for Korean Language
Yes
 
Yes
No
User Retention Improved
Yes
 
Yes
No
Dropped Installation Support for Symbolicator Using the Installer
Not Applicable
 
Yes
No
Dropped Support for PostgreSQL in Starter and Scalable Deployments
Not Applicable
 
Yes
No
Dropped Support for Nginx in Starter and Scalable Deployments
Not Applicable
 
Yes
No
Waterfall Chart
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
Auto-transaction for WebView is not Supported
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
New Kibana Reports
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
Enhancements to the Installer
Not Applicable
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Installation on Unsupported Versions of RHEL
Not Applicable
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Hostname for PostgreSQL Installation
Not Applicable
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Log Analytics
Not Applicable
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Changes in the Data Collection Profile
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
New Deployment Options
Not Applicable
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
PostgresSQL Support
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
(BETA) Single Page Application - Soft Link and Page Navigation
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Page and Network Analytics
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Enhancements to the Sessions Details Page
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Creating Custom Cookies in Data Studio is Supported
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Extended Tracing of Slow Network Calls from DX App Experience Analytics to DX Application Performance Management
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Enhancements to the Sessions Details Page
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Collect Data From Your Web App
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Android Wrapper Enhancements
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Monitor and Visualize Network Error Trends Using Error Codes
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Kony Integration
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Export Custom Metrics in .CSV Format
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Alter Number of Results Displayed
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Click-Through the Flagged Sessions
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Expanded Mini Charts
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Read Server APIs Updated
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Support for Apple Watch Apps
 
No
 
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Introduction to App Flows
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Click-through Support on the Overview Page
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Deactivate and Regenerate the Encryption Key
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Click-through the Network Performance Page for an Errored URL to the Transaction Details Page
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Filter by City, State, or Both Supported for All Metrics
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
MultiDex Format Supported on Android
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Enhancement to the Filter Panel
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Enhancements to Alerts
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Screens Are Dynamically Added to App Maps
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Introduction of App Screens
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Disable Data Collection from the Administration Console
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Track Low Memory Event on App Runtime
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
SDK
This table compares the new features in the latest 
App Experience Analytics
 SDK.
Key Feature
Release 19.1
Release 17.3.2
Release 17.3
Enhancement to the Encryption and Decryption Model
Yes
No
No
Dropped Support for watchOS and tvOS
Yes
No
No
Android
Key Feature
Release 19.1
Release 17.3.2
Release 17.3
Added Support to Mask IP Address or Drop IP Address
Yes
 
No
No
Version File Added to SDK Archive
Yes
 
No
No
Added Support for Metadata Properties (Android)
Yes
 
No
No
Improvements to Android and iOS Platforms
Yes
 
Yes
No
Bluetooth Support
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
Runtime Exception Handling
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
Support for Capturing JS Errors in WebViews
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
Support for New Flavor of shouldInterceptRequestOfWebViewClient
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
The following APIs were added in this release:
APM Header
Security and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
Unique Idenifers
Views
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
Option to Specify the Output Filename While Wrapping
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
API to Track Network Calls
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
Rolling Database Boundaries For Disk and SDK Data Optimizations
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
Track Low Memory Event on App Runtime for Android
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
Optimized Screenshots
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
SDK Disabled for Android API Version 16 and Earlier
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
Improved, Targeted, and Faster Android Wrapping
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
Upload to DX App Experience Analytics Server Triggered After Every 1000 Events (Android)
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
APIs - viewLoaded, stopCurrentAndStartNewSession
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
iOS
 
Key Feature
Release 19.1
Release 17.3
Added Support for Metadata Properties (iOS)
Yes
 
No
Privacy Overrides - Disable Collection of the IP Address
Yes
 
No
Initialize SDK with a New API and Provide the plist Details as a Dictionary
Yes
 
No
Support for capturing JavaScript Errors in WebViews
Yes
 
No
Support for Multiple Delegates in WebView
Yes
 
No
Support to Capture Carrier and Wi-Fi Signal Strength
Yes
 
No
Support for Bluetooth
Yes
 
No
Correlation ID Support for Tighter Integration with CA APM
Yes
 
No
tvOS Beta Support
Yes
 
No
Support for All UIControl Types
Yes
 
No
Support for More Gestures
Yes
 
No
The following APIs were added in this release:
  • APM Header
  • Session Information
  • Unique Idenifers
  • Views
Yes
 
Yes
 
API to Track Network Calls
Yes
 
Yes
 
Support For Detailed Device Model Names
Yes
 
Yes
 
Optimized Screenshots
Yes
 
Yes
 
Full-screen Screenshot of the App
Yes
 
Yes
 
APIs - viewLoaded, stopCurrentAndStartNewSession
Yes
 
Yes
 
JavaScript
Key Feature
Release 19.1
Release 17.3
The following APIs were added in this release:
  • APM Header
  • Crash Handling
  • Session Information
  • Session Management
  • Views
Yes
 
Yes
Option to Specify the Output Filename While Wrapping
Yes
 
Yes
 
Xamarin APIs
The following Xamarin APIs are available for Android and iOS with this release:
Android
 
 For more information, see the  section.
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 the  section.
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