brainCloud has built-in analytics to provide a realtime snapshot of the latest activity of your app.
The dashboard, found under Reporting | Analytics in the Portal, provides information on total users, daily actives, session activity, platform distribution, purchasing activity and more - for the past 7 days.
However, you may be looking for more than what's here.
brainCloud's DataStream system allows you to stream analytics from brainCloud to the analytics tool of your choice.
This is done via our integration with Segment.com - which allows us to connect to over 200+ tools.
Trying out DataStream is very simple. To do so:
Register for a free Segment Developer account, and create a project to use
You will need to get the 1: SourceId and the 2: Write Key and add them to the brainCloud dashboard on the Design | Integrations | Segment page.
Go to the brainCloud portal, and enter the Segment project information in the new Design | Integration section
Connect another service to Segment – like MixPanel, Google Analytics, etc.
That’s it – once you do this brainCloud will immediately begin sending the following events:
Identity – contains base information (like profile id, name, e-mail etc) about a user interacting with Segment. Sent before we send any other events associated with that user.
Login – triggered when a user logs in (via the Authenticate API)
Register – triggered when a new user account is created (via the Authenticate API)
RecordedScore – triggered when a user posts a score to a leaderboard
LevelledUp – triggered when a user gains an experience level
AwardedAchievement – triggered when a user is awarded an achievement
AwardedMilestone – triggered when a user is awarded a milestone
AwardedQuest – triggered when a user is awarded a quest
WasSentNotification – triggered when a remote push notification was sent to the user [Note - limited in V4+]
CompletedOrder – triggered when a user completes an IAP purchase
JoinedTournament – triggered when a user joins a tournament
LeftTournament – user left the tournament
JoinedDivision – triggered when a user joins a division
LeftDivisionInstance – user left the division instance.
PostedTournamentScore – user posted an updated score in the tournament
ClaimedTournamentReward – triggered when a user claims a reward
PostedChatMessage – sent whenever a user sends a chat message
JoinedGroup – the user has joined a group
LeftGroup – the user has left a group
JoinedLobby – triggered when a user joins a lobby
LeftLobby - triggered when the user leaves a lobby
In addition, your app can send custom events of its own (from the client or via Cloud Code). The DataStream service has three methods to support this:
CustomTrackEvent – used to track custom user behaviours throughout your app – for example, a puzzle game might record “RoundStarted” with information on what round the user is playing, and what boosts they’ve selected for the round, together with a “RoundCompleted” event that summarizes the results. CustomTrackEvent() takes as parameters the name of the event and set of custom key+value pairs for attributes.
CustomScreenEvent – used to record that the user went to a particular app screen
CustomPageEvent – same as the above, but oriented toward web pages
How do I verify this worked?
You can go to the API Explorer on Design | Cloud Code | API Explorer and Authenticate and run Operations against the DataStream Service.
You should see a 200 status, and those events should appear in the analytics dashboard connected to your Segment's account.
Finally, there is nothing forcing you to use the brainCloud-provided analytics. Feel free to integrate your favorite analytics library into your app - brainCloud plays nicely with others!
Happy coding and good luck!
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