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.
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.
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.