With SoftMeter you can send usage information from your Windows, MacOS or IOS software to Google Analytics or Matomo/Piwik.
This table summarizes which Google Analytics and Matomo/Piwik (beta) fields get populated by the SoftMeter data fields.
A summary of the limits of the free Google Analytics accounts.
SoftMeter uses Google Analytics as its reporting platform.
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.
Website vs Mobile App types of reporting views in Google Analytics, and the measurement protocol.
The Google measurement protocol can send PageViews, ScreenViews and Events to your Google Analytics account.
See a comparison listing the similarities and differences between the two types of reporting views: Website vs Mobile App.
The "Mobile App" view type is a relatively new view type in Google Analytics. It is used to track usage statistics of mobile (IOS, Android) apps, while with the help our libAppTelemetry, it can also track usage analytics of desktop (Windows, Mac OS) software.
SoftMeter is a free solution to track the distribution/installations/usage of your software, via Google Analytics.
The SoftMeter library for desktop software sends real-time hits from your desktop software to Google Analytics.
There are two ways to monitor more than one software products via the same Google Analytics property.
By using SoftMeter in your shareware/software application you can see runtime statistics of your desktop program via the Google Analytics platform.
As a shareware developer, you are probably already using Google analytics for your website traffic as it is a free and reliable solution. With our SoftMeter library, you can now also monitor the usage of your software program.
In this article, you can see examples of the reports that you will get.