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Crystal Ball Bitbucket Tracking and GitHub Tracking Automation: Benefits and How to Use

Updated: Mar 12, 2023



For developers, keeping repositories for every project is as crucial as writing the code. Otherwise, several hours or days could be spent writing the same code for a similar project. This could be for a website project, app project, logistics system or statistical tools.

To be on the safe side, savvy developers use Bitbucket or GitHub to keep and manage their code repository. In this way, they can always return to any project code for any modification or use for future projects. Also, they can share the repository with other team members in an easy and efficient manner.

Crystal Ball has made things easier by creating Bitbucket and GitHub tracking annotations, where companies and individuals can track their repositories on Bitbucket and GitHub with ease. Given the vast number of repositories for running business operations, you want proper code documentation and organization.

Learn more about what you can do with Crystal Ball Bitbucket and GitHub tracking automation below:


What are Bitbucket and GitHub Tracking automation?

The Bitbucket and GitHub tracking automation on Crystal Ball enables companies and developers to track, keep and manage repositories for different projects. A user may choose to use Bitbucket tracking or GitHub tracking, depending on their preferred source. And if you have been using the two platforms, you can conveniently track both on Crystal Ball.

Once you link your GitHub or Bitbucket to the appropriate tracking automation, you can add as many repositories as needed to your list. In this way, you can track your event once any code commit is made.

In this way, you and your team can track the latest development by date, name of the event, time, and Google analytics property. Also, users can read a short description of the repository for easy identification.


Benefits of Bitbucket tracking and GitHub tracking automation

  • Keep extensive records of a repository on a safe and secure system.

  • Track every commit made on a repository with ease.

  • Sort your codes by date, name, GA property, time of addition or source of the repository.

  • Monitor your GitHub repository and Bitbucket repository on a single platform.

A step-by-step guide to setup your Bitbucket and GitHub tracking on Crystal Ball

Whether you choose to use GitHub tracking, Bitbucket tracking or both, getting the ball rolling is simple. Use the guide below to complete the setup:

Step 1: Sign up or Log in to your Crystal Ball with your email or Gmail.



Step 2: Click on the directional arrow by the top left side to reveal the sidebar menu.



Step 3: Scroll down to click on "Apps Market" and access supported apps on Crystal Ball.



Step 4: Scroll down to view more apps on Apps Market.



Step 5: Click on “GitHub” or “Bitbucket” icon, depending on your preference.

Step 6: Click on the green-colored "Automate Github" or "Automate Bitbucket" to proceed.

Step 7: Connect Crystal Ball with your preferred repository by clicking on the icon and signing into your account.



Step 8: The annotation will populate based on every commit in the repository. So, check the annotation page.


What you should know about Bitbucket Tracking and GitHub Tracking on Crystal Ball

  1. The usage of each automation depends on the available credits. Check out our plans to find the best fit to your needs.

  2. Check the “All Annotations” page to view each event on the added repository.

  3. Use the “sort” option to view annotations for GitHub or Bitbucket.

Final note

As a registered user on Crystal Ball, go on and track changes on your repositories from GitHub and Bitbucket. Note that you don’t need to activate the two tracking systems if you are only using GitHub. However, if you have code documentation on the two platforms, Crystal Ball will help monitor any modification on your repository with every commit made. Enjoy.


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