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What are the limits of the free Google Analytics account for website traffic and application analytics?

SoftMeter, our application analytics library, uses Google Analytics for the collection and the reporting of the usage data of your software.

The limits of the free Google Analytics accounts are set quite high. You probably do not need to bother about the limits as the traffic of most websites and the usage statistics of most applications are way below the G.A. limits.

Application analytics dashboard | Free analytics for your Windows or MacOS application

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.

Application analytics is the new tool that allows you to look into these matters for the first time.

Website VS Mobile App Google Analytics reporting views and the Google measurement protocol

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.

Can I track more than one shareware program with SoftMeter and Google Analytics?

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.

Google analytics reporting examples for tracking software/shareware desktop applications

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.