Michael D Jensen has just released a full featured Google Analytics app for the iPhone.
In the last few months, ever since the launch of the app store, there have been a number of apps that provide you with access to your analytics data. myAnalytics (itunes link) was one of the first but unfortunately lacked the features we have so grownÂ accustomedÂ to on the web. Most recently we have seenÂ Analytics Pro (itunes link)Â which provide reports in the form of PDF files which may have proved helpful at times but not felt native to the iPhone.Â Analytics App is the new addition andÂ definitelyÂ the most full featured one.
WhenÂ launchingÂ the app you are greeted with a welcome screen to input yourÂ credentials. As Google Analytics for your sites is linked to a single email address Analytics App will also display all the sites you have linked to the account.Â From then on, things are just as you would expect. Visitor, traffic and content overviews,Â referrals and others (29 in total), reports by set period and most useful, lacking in the online web app without setting itÂ manually, today’s statistics.Â We were very pleased to see this has been incorporated and even though google app does not provide you with real time data, having a quick access to the most recent reports is very useful.Â In addition, graphs are included, displaying visits for the past month or any other period you specify.
There are few points worth mentioning about the performance. It may seem that even on WiFi access the data load is slightly slower than what you would expect. myAnalytics shares the same problem so we can only conclude that this is down to google analytics API. The question does remain whether the information that was downloaded could in some way be cached on the device and refreshed when requested. If you use Google Analyticas webapp you already know that at times pulling this data can be slow even on the fast connection on the desktop. We, in any case, hope that speedÂ improvementsÂ will be one of theÂ primaryÂ things to be addressed in the future releases.
If you are looking a way to access Google Analytica from your iPhone, Analytics App offers the best and most features solution yet.Â BeautifullyÂ designed, simple and easy yo use and mostÂ definitelyÂ very reasonably priced at $5.99, your Google Analytic data is now easily accessible right from your pocket.