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Analytics Tab

The Analytics tab lets you view detailed analytics for each application. The Analytics tab contains several sub-tabs to view different metric categories and create event funnels. Each sub-tab is explained below.


The Real-Time section displays the number of currently active sessions, as well as the number of installs, sessions, and the average session length over the last hour. Note that all times are in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Active Sessions displays the current number of people using your application at a specific moment, and an animated graph shows the number of sessions over time.  Each bar in the graph represents one second, and its height corresponds to the number of sessions at that moment. A short black bar appears every 20 seconds, and a tall black bar appears every time the y-axis of the chart was re-evaluated.

Installs - Displays the number of application installs over the past hour by platform type and geography.

Sessions - Displays the number of application sessions that were completed in the past hour for each platform and by geography.

Avg. Session Length - Displays the average session length by platform over the past hour.

Users Tab

The Users tab displays the number of installs of the application by platform, application version, and geography for the selected time period and environment. It also displays the maximum number of unique devices by platform and application version. The maximum unique devices provides you with a measure of the number of real users using your application, normalized for the fact that some users may use the application multiple times a day.

Sessions Tab

The Sessions tab displays how many times your application was launched, and how long on average users spent using it.

Session length is calculated based on the following user actions:

  • Starting and closing an application
  • Starting an application and putting it in the background
  • Resuming an application that was in the background, and returning it to the background
  • Resuming an application that was in the background, and closing it

If the application was backgrounded and resumed within the timeout value (default is 30 seconds), both events are canceled and the previous session remains active.

Events Tab

The Events tab lists the name and number of each custom event generated by your application, as well as a timeline of when events were generated. To get custom events to appear on the list, you must build your application and trigger each event to ensure that the events are registered with the analytics engine.

The Events tab also displays events generated by Appcelerator Mobile Backend Services API calls. Mobile Backend Services API events are named cloud-class-method

Event Funnels Tab

The Event Funnels tab lets you create new event funnels and view event funnel analytics.

 An event funnel is a sequence of custom events you define that corresponds to a process you want to measure and analyze.  For example, a shopping application would likely want to measure the flow of users through the process of searching for, viewing, and purchasing a product.  By analyzing event funnel data you can identify, for example, where users drop out of the purchase process. For instructions on creating and viewing event funnels, see Appcelerator Analytics: Creating and Viewing Event Funnels.

Query Builder Tab

The Query Builder tab lets you create and view queries. For additional information on building queries, refer to Building Queries.

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