Google Analytics is the most popular platform for website statistics.
If we imagine our desktop or mobile software as a website, shouldn't we be using the same successful analytics platform also for our software usage analytics?
This is the idea that sparked the creation of SoftMeter, our software usage analytics library for Windows, MacOS and IOS.
A summary of the limits of the free Google Analytics accounts.
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.
This blog describes how you can add installation analytics to your existing Installaware script.
With the installation analytics you will be able to see the daily/monthly/yearly number of installations and uninstalls, the operating systems where the installations occur, the countries of your users and much more.
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.
Installation analytics is the technique of gathering installation statistics directly from the distributed software installers.
The developers can see even in real-time the stream of installations and uninstalls of their software, understand the impact of their advertising, detect remote problems immediately after the release.
Having installation analytics in your software is essential for your success in this brutally competitive internet.