Set the Device Name with the Aternity Android SDK (setDeviceName)

You can set a device name for a mobile app using the Aternity Mobile SDK, to display custom device names in the dashboards. In Android, the Aternity class provides an instance method called setDeviceName for setting the device name.

For example, you can use setDeviceName to implement your company's device naming policy on employees' personal devices.

In addition to using this method, you can also set this property when the Android app initializes with init and setting the property ATERNITY_CONFIG_DEVICE_NAME.

Example of device names for mobile devices displayed in the dashboard

Since this is an instance method, you need to call this with an instantiated object. The Aternity class provides the getInstance method which returns a singleton object. You should call the class's methods using the singleton object, to avoid manually creating and maintaining the Aternity object.

Tip

To monitor the wait times and usage times to display the UXI, you must also wrap the app.

Before you begin

Method Definition

In Android, the Aternity class provides an instance method called setDeviceName for setting the device name.

void setDeviceName(String name);
Parameter Description

name

Set this to be the device name you want to appear in the dashboards, defined as a string.

Example

//Since this is an instance method, use getInstance to return a singleton object.

Aternity.getInstance().setDeviceName("Brandi_Calton_Tablet");