Gradle plugin for Android is the official build tool for Android, and is getting better everyday with new features allowing you to customize your build process more and more. One of its feature is allowing one to inject resources that can have different values per build type/product flavor. We can utilize it to separate analytics data for development and production.
This script uses
resValue to set
debug bool resource to
true by default for all build types, and overriden by release build type. We can then access this bool resource from Java code to configure Google Analaytics based on
debug value (I did it in my
Application class in this case)
Update (May 12th, 2015)
From Google Play Serivces 7.0.3,
Logger interface has been deprecated and one can only configure log level per device, by using
adb shell setprop log.tag.GAv4 <log-level>
For more information, see API documentation.
With the above setup, Google Analytics will show verbose
GAV4 logging but not sending real hit to Google Analytics server except for your release builds, which I assume are only used for production. More advanced settings can be applied in similar fashion to configure different GA tracker per build type, or some other setups based on your needs.