SoftMeter is the fast and easy solution for your software's usage statistics
SoftMeter works with Google Analytics and can be considered as "Google analytics for desktop software".
SoftMeter v0.6.3 was released.
If you are already using SoftMeter to monitor your application usage, please upgrade. The API remains the same so the upgrade is simply a replacement of the library file (DLL in Windows, dylib in MacOS).
If you are not using SoftMeter, read on.
SoftMeter is a small application analytics library for Windows and MacOS, that links together two great software systems:
- the free Google Analytics platform, and
- your software product.
How does SoftMeter work?
You are probably already using website statistics to see how many visitors you have on your website and how they use your website.
As software developers for desktop software, we monitor how visitors arrive at our website, which pages they visit the most, which are the entry and exit pages. We also measure the number our software was downloaded. And then, after the download, there is silence: We do not know if the user installed the software if he/she keeps using it or he/she abandoned it the next day. We do not know how many active users we have. Software usage analytics is the category of tools that can help throw light in these questions that every developer has.
Application analytics is the new tool that allows you to look into these matters for the first time.
Application analytics is a new practice and still only very few desktop applications use.
It is unique and powerful because it allows you, for the first time, to see beyond the download of your desktop software.
Here is the opportunity: You can become a development hero by implementing this new practice into your software.
Version 0.5.3 of libAppTelemetry (now called SoftMeter) was released.
With SoftMeter you can monitor the usage statistics of your desktop program (Windows, MacOS) and the size of your user base.
SoftMeter has a free edition.
It works with Google Analytics, which is also free.
Usage analytics for software is the remote collection, measurement, analysis and reporting of the usage patterns of a software product. But why do developers need it for the success of their software?
A checklist guiding you to implement software usage analytics into your Windows, MacOS or IOS application. SoftMeter is a free software usage analytics library, connecting your program to Google Analytics.