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Testfire

An untethered bug reporting service for iOS and Android. Testfire lets your testers capture video with app logs and device details for every bug they find. Submitted bugs can include screen recording, gesture recording, last frame screenshots and screenshot annotations and will automatically include system or custom (Lumberjack, Logger, etc) log capture. Issue videos can then be replayed in the dashboard with synchronised log streaming to help you identify the bug. You can also add to the issue to one of several issue trackers using the integration with JIRA, GitHub, Pivotal Tracker, Trelloand Fogbugz.

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