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. Software usage analytics is the category of tools that can help throw light in these questions that every developer has.
Application analytics is the new tool that allows you to look into these matters for the first time.
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.
Description of the SDK API of the SoftMeter library. SoftMetershows you usage analytics of your desktop (MacOS, Windows) or IOS application 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.
SoftMeter has a free edition.
It works with Google Analytics, which is also free.
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.
SoftMeter, application analytics developer's license agreement and sample end-user license agreement (EULA)
A checklist guiding you to implement software usage analytics into your Windows, MacOS or IOS application. SoftMeter is a free software usage analytics library, connecting your program to Google Analytics.
Use SoftMeter in your Windows, MacOS, or IOS software and learn how users around the world use your software, how many they are, how often they run it, which are its most popular features, their operating system, screen resolutions and much more.