[FIXED] IAB enrichment treats Android tracker events as spider-generated


It has been brought to our attention by the excellent @mike that the IAB enrichment incorrectly treats events sent by the Android tracker as spider-generated.

This is due to the fact that the default user agent used by the Android tracker, which is the one of the underlying library used to make HTTP calls (okhttp), is part of the IAB blacklist.

Who is affected

You are affected if:

  • you are running the IAB enrichment, and
  • you are using the Android tracker, and
  • you have not customized the user agent used by the Android tracker

If you are affected, you will have a spiders_and_robots context generated for every event tracked by the Android tracker.

How to avoid this issue

In order to avoid this issue, you have to customize the user agent used by the Android tracker through:

I believe this is now fixed and no longer an issue.

This is indeed fixed. Fixed in 1.4.0: https://github.com/snowplow/snowplow-android-tracker/releases/tag/1.4.0