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.
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?
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.