Timeline

Find out what your user was doing in the run up to a problem

In this article

Overview

The Timeline feature of Flint is a rolling limited-length history of all actions performed in the app across all sessions and features. This is a sequential way to see exactly what has happened in the app at a high level.

It is incredibly valuable if captured and included in logs or support requests.

Using the Timeline Browser from FlintUI on iOS

import UIKit
import FlintUI

// ... in some action or gesture handler of a UIViewController ...

guard let request = TimelineBrowserFeature.request(TimelineBrowserFeature.show) else {
    preconditionFailure("Timeline is not enabled")
}
request.perform(using: self)

This will show the modal UI listing a live-updating timeline of actions performed. You can tap items to get more details.

Disabling Timeline

The Timeline feature is enabled by default. If you do not use it or would rather not have the overhead in certain builds, you can easily disable it:

TimelineFeature.isEnabled = false

Using Timeline in the debugger

TBD

Generating Timeline reports

TBD — timelines are not currently persisted but this is coming in 1.0

Changing the maximum number of entries

TBD

Next steps

  • Start using Focus to pare down your logging