Sentry Acquires Analytics Company Specto to Add Continuous Profiling to Mobile Application Monitoring

SAN FRANCISCO – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Sentry, the leader in application monitoring, announced the acquisition of Specto, a mobile profiling tool that provides developers with data and analysis on the performance of their applications. The addition of Specto adds a more in-depth context in mobile app monitoring that will bring additional value to Sentry customers.

Amid an explosion of apps, every development team is under pressure to deliver near-perfect product experiences to retain users and grow their businesses. This is especially true for mobile teams, although these developers have historically been overlooked, having few “mobile first” solutions for application monitoring. But mobile is no longer a stand-alone platform for most businesses, as evidenced by a 200% increase in mobile projects in Sentry’s user base. Having a consistent platform for error monitoring, performance monitoring, version integrity, and robust analytics for all languages ​​and platforms enables efficiency and huge gains in integrity applications.

Sentry CEO Milin Desai said the acquisition of Specto is part of Sentry’s commitment to bring continuous profiling to a wider audience and code observability to a new level.

“When we added performance monitoring to our core platform last year, developers not only saw the power of a singular workflow to see, resolve, and learn from slowdowns and crashes together, but also the cohesion and speed with which engineering teams can experience error monitoring, performance monitoring, version health and robust analytics in one place, ”Desai said. “We believe that the depth that profiling brings to developers aligns closely with our vision of empowering developers to own the health of their application.”

The acquisition is part of Sentry’s commitment to bring deeper insight and monitoring for mobile applications. Earlier this year, the company announced Release Health, which highlights user experience issues and indicates exactly where a version has started to degrade. Armed with data, such as user adoption, app usage, session data, and insight into the impact of crashes and bugs on the user experience, mobile teams are empowered to delivering reliable and performing applications and superior application experiences, which is a critical factor in establishing customer trust and loyalty.

As part of the acquisition, the talented and experienced team at Specto, including Facebook co-founders and former mobile engineers Jernej Strasner and Indragie Karunaratne, will join Sentry. The Specto team not only bring a deep profiling experience, but also a first-class commitment to developers, not just machines.

“Like Sentry, Specto is an engineering-driven company. We’re solving an engineering problem for engineers, ”Strasner said. “We are excited to partner with Sentry and bring our mobile performance expertise to create the only first-class unified platform for code observability. ”

Read the Sentry and Specto blogs to learn more about how companies will work together to bring a new level of visibility to mobile applications in production.

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For software teams, Sentry is essential for monitoring code health. From error tracking to performance monitoring, developers can see more clearly, resolve faster, and continuously learn about their applications, from frontend to backend. Trusted by over 1 million developers and 80,000 organizations worldwide, Sentry provides code-level observability to many of the world’s best-known companies including Disney, Peloton, Cloudflare, Eventbrite, Slack, Supercell and Rockstar Games . Learn more about or follow Sentry on GitHub, Twitter, Dribbble or LinkedIn.

Lance B. Holton