How can I setup Google Analytics in my app?

Apple and Google provide comprehensive statistics for your app such as Download, Devices, and Daily Active Users. You can find these stats in your Developer Account (FAQ: Is there any way to see the analytics for my app (i.e. downloads)?).

If you would like a deeper level of statistics, Google Analytics can provide you with more information such as who is using your app Real-Time and which pages inside of your app are getting the most traffic. In order to add Google Analytics to your app, you need to setup a Property in your Analytics account. Then, download the configuration (JSON and PLIST) files that they provide to you and give them to us so we can add them to your app. That process will require an app update so you will need to submit a Change Request so we can update your app.

If you would prefer that we setup your Google Analytics for you, we can do that for a one-time fee of $35. Purchase Now

Here are the steps to setup your Google Analytics:

  1. Go to Google Analytics and login to your Google account: https://analytics.google.com/analytics


  2. If you already have a Google Analytics account, skip to Step 8. If not, you should click Start measuring to get started.

  3. Google Analytics - Start Measuring


  4. Enter your Account Name and click Next

  5. Google Analytics - Account Name


  6. Enter a Property Name and click Next. This is not visible to your user and it can be changed later so you can enter whatever you want

  7. Google Analytics - Property Name


  8. Select your Industry category and Business size. Click Next

  9. Google Analytics - Describe Business


  10. Select the objective(s) for your analytics that are most important to you. You can select more than one. Click Create

  11. Google Analytics - Business Objectives


  12. Review the Terms of Service Agreement. Accept the terms if you agree and click I Accept

  13. Google Analytics - Terms of Services


  14. Click Android app (if you have an Android app). If not, skip to Step 16

  15. Google Analytics - Android App


  16. Enter your Package name. You can find that in your Google Developer Account. Usually, the format will be com.bvmobileapps.. For instance, com.bvmobileapps.bvtesting

  17. Google Analytics - Android Package


  18. Enter your App Name


  19. Review the Firebase Terms of Service. Select the checkbox if you agree and Register app

  20. Google Analytics - Register App


  21. After your Google Cloud project has been created, click Next


  22. Click Next to download the google-services.json file. This is the file that you will need to provide to us so save it in a place where it's easy to access.


  23. Click Next on the Add Firebase SDK step. This is what we will do for you


  24. Click Skip this step when you get to the last step. Your app won't have communicated with Google's servers yet because we won't have updated your app yet.

  25. Google Analytics - Skip Step


  26. Now, you can setup your iOS app (if you have an iPhone app). Click iOS

  27. Google Analytics - iOS App


  28. Enter your iOS bundle ID. You can find that in your Apple Developer Account on the App Information page. Usually, the format will be com.bvmobileapps.. For instance, com.bvmobileapps.bvtesting

  29. Google Analytics - Bundle and Apple ID


  30. Enter your App Name


  31. Enter the App Store ID for your app. This can also be found on your App Information page below your Bundle ID


  32. Click Register App


  33. Click Download GoogleServices-Info.plist and save this file in a safe place. This is the file that you will need to provide to us for your iPhone app.


  34. Click Next for the remaining sections. Don't worry about those instructions because that's what we'll handle for you.


  35. Click Skip this step when you get to the last step. Your app won't have communicated with Google's servers yet because we won't have updated your app yet.

  36. Google Analytics - Skip Step


  37. If a pop-up appears, click the (X) to close it and Click Next to continue


  38. Click Continue to Home to exit the Setup

  39. Google Analytics - Data Collection Pending


  40. Now, you need to submit a Change Request to send us the google-services.json and GoogleServices-Info.plist files that you downloaded earlier



Once we update your app, you can return to your Google Analytics account and you'll see Real-time data!

Google Analytics - Real-time Stats

 
 
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