Opened 8 weeks ago

Last modified 33 hours ago

#4734 new New feature

Allow to track 'Mobile App', 'Intranet Website', 'Wearable', 'Sensor' and more

Reported by: matt Owned by:
Priority: critical Milestone: 2.x - The Great Piwik 2.x Backlog
Component: Core Keywords:
Cc: Sensitive: no

Description (last modified by matt)

Piwik could be used a drop-in analytics platform tracking many different properties, providing all analytics you need out of the box.

Piwik is already used as open analytics platform for web analytics by more than 1 million websites. Learn more: What is Piwik?. You can already track with Piwik websites, intranet, mobile apps, and more. This ticket is about improving this functionality and exposing it to provide a better user experience and more useful analytics reports.

By default Piwik tracks actions by users, on websites. However websites is just one type of possible medium to analyze. For example there are also:

  • Mobile app
  • Intranet websites
  • Retail shops
  • APIs analytics
  • and/or anything else that has users and activity and where there is value for analytics

More details about each property types we'd like to support:

  • Analytics for Intranet Websites:
  • Analytics for Mobile Apps
    • Maybe we could replace all mentions of Visitors by Users, Pages by Actions?
    • Apps themselves already be tracked using iOS apps analytics with Piwik.
    • We need a new Android SDK (see ticket #4733) to complement the official Piwik iOS SDK, a project lead by Mattias Levin.
  • Analytics for API
    • So many are building APIs and need useful generic metrics for API usage. See #4178

Notes about implementation:

  • Make it possible for plugins to define a new Property Type
  • Each property could have an icon attached, and we could show the icon on the "All Websites" report, and possibly other places later (Piwik Mobile, Email reports, etc.)
  • In All Websites, add a new checkbox to let us see Websites/Apps/etc. grouped by their Type. By default, we do not group by Type. See #2174
  • Follows up #4326

Please comment with any related thoughts about tracking more properties in Piwik and provide a great user experience.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 8 weeks ago by matt (mattab)

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 12 days ago by matt (mattab)

  • Milestone changed from 2.2 - Piwik 2.2 to 2.x - The Great Piwik 2.x Backlog

comment:3 Changed 11 days ago by matt (mattab)

  • Priority changed from major to critical

comment:4 Changed 33 hours ago by matt (mattab)

  • Summary changed from Allow to track "Mobile App", "Intranet Website" and more, to complement notion of "Website" to Allow to track 'Mobile App', 'Intranet Website', 'Wearable', 'Sensor' and more
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