ARO Update: New Release, Diff Tool, and Website Changes
Back in December, the ARO elves delivered a big present to everyone who was interested in optimizing their mobile apps but didn’t like the hassle of rooting their devices. They released AT&T Application Resource Optimizer 4.0 (ARO) and for the very first time, rooting was not required to collect traces! After that large launch and a trip to the AT&T Developer Summit to give out drones, those industrious elves got right back to work updating ARO and the ARO website.
ARO 4.1 Released 4/30/2015
While most of this release was focused on resolving existing defects and architectural work, ARO did get some new updates and capabilities:
- ARO Collector adds support for Android 5 Lollipop devices.
- ARO Collector adds support for Lollipop on Android Emulator.
- Analyzer profiles were cleaned up and now only contain the network types AT&T 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi. You can still create custom profiles if needed.
- Added the Diff Tool. More on this later.
ARO Adds New Diff Tool
This new command line tool works with ARO 4.1 and helps you compare multiple ARO analyses so you can see how you’re progressing toward meeting the Mobile Best Practices. Given two or more exported JSON files from ARO, the Diff Tool will create a CSV or html file that compares traces on Best Practices and other statistics. With the CSV format, we’ve found it useful in creating charts right in Excel. You can find the Diff Tool along with the latest version of ARO on the ARO download page.
Note that it is an experimental tool, so we’re looking for your feedback and suggestions. Let us know what you think.
ARO News Page
It’s been about a year since the ARO News Page was created to help everyone stay up-to-date with ARO’s comings and goings. From the initial launch of just three short sections (Talks, Article & Press Release, and ARO in Your Environment), we’ve added significantly more content and two whole new sections – Success Stories and Performance Blogs.
- Success Stories: We’ve made the ARO success stories easier to access. And if you haven’t read the newest success story, do check out the latest addition – OpenPath Products and Tastemade.
- Performance Blogs: Last year, the ARO Outreach team published almost 30 blogs in the developer community. Recognizing that many of the blogs, such as “Tips to Test Network Performance of Wearables” and “How Mobile Performance Affects Our Bottom Line,” continue to be sought after by readers, we’ve put them all in one convenient place.
ARO Elves Want To Hear Your Comments
They’re back to work and would love to hear your comments on ARO and on the ARO web pages. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Just Added: Here’s a GeekWire interview with Doug Sillars. Enjoy.