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Installation analytics for shareware and desktop software applications

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.

Announcement: New version 0.5.3 of libAppTelemetry. Connect your shareware program with Google Analytics

Run time analytics for desktop 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, for free, using Google Analytics.

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.

Announcement: See your shareware usage statistics with SoftMeter and Google Analytics

Shareware developers can now monitor the usage of their programs via Google Analytics, in the same way they monitor their website traffic.

This is the announcement of v0.5.2 of SoftMeter (former libAppTelemetry) that brings this capability to indie programmers (Windows, MacOS X).

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.

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