Usage analytics

Usage analytics for software, also mentioned as application statistics, runtime analytics for desktop software

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.

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

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.

SoftMeter has a free edition.

It works with   Google Analytics, which is also free. 

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.

SoftMeter implementation - how to add Google Analytics to your program

SoftMeter is a library for Windows and Mac OSX that allows software developers to send "pageview", "event", "screenview" and "Exception" hits from inside their programs to their Google Analytics profile.

With SoftMeter, shareware authors can see the active installations of their programs in the same way they see the visits to their website.

List of Application Analytics providers (aka application statistics, software usage analytics, run-time analytics)

Comparison of runtime usage analytics for software: Revulytics/Trackerbird, Nalpeiron, Appdynamics, Deskmetrics, Telerik analytics, etc. Or take a free solution to see statistics of your software in Google Analytics.