Getting errors or crashes right after updating dependencies and pushing the update to production can be very frustrating!
* Material Components (TabLayout)
So, I updated the Google Material Components library to 1.1.0-alpha07 and it worked fine.
Pushed the update to production at 2% users..
I have a huge number of users for my apps so, I never push my apps to 100% rollout untill I’m sure that everything is fine.
Hopefully, I use Crashlytics!
The moment a crash occurs, I can see its details in the Firebase Crashlytics’ dashboard..
The Crashed I got were 100% from 4.x devices, a little investigation and I found that Proguard/R8 stripped TabLayout$Tab class during app build process.
But, I found a solution where you’d have to keep the TabLayout$Tab class, so the solution was to add the following in the proguard file –
* AdMob SDK
The issue I faced with updated AdMob SDK (18.1.0) was slightly different..
I used the same as above for the missing class, here AdView, but still got the crash on a 4.x emulator.
The package was –
so I added the class in the proguard as follows –
but it still didn’t work..
I tried by removing the AdView and keeping the whole “ads” package, & that didn’t work too..
I kept the whole “gms” package & it worked..
The final solution –