There’s a new Google Analytics App for the iPhone available on iTunes from yesterday. Its keenly priced at €1.59 and displays a graph of visits and other dashboard metrics. It has support for all the websites in your account or all attached to your particular email address. Set up is pretty simple. After installation go to Settings -> myAnalytics on your iPhone and add in your Google Analytics account email address, password and choose your date range (year, month, fortnight, week, day) and your done.
The only down side I can see so far is that it seems to download all the information from Google before displaying the data. As i’ve about 40 profiles in my account, this takes alot of time. The ability to choose which account you want to view before downloading the data would help speed up the app alot.
Version 1.1 is already in development and promises to contain graphs for all the basic dashboard site usage metrics. Sounds good but i’d much rather see data for other metrics like content, traffic sources and keywords.
I’ve had my eye on the iphone for a while now but was put off as Google Analytics is limited due to the absence of Adobe Flash. Unable to resist anymore (and the €99 price tag with an upgrade from o2) i took the plunge and got the 8G model.
To use the app (which is just a web page for now) browse to http://analytics.ebiene.de/ on your iphone and select settings. Enter your Google account username & password and also the account ID of the analytics account you want to view. This can be found in the URL of the specific account as seen below.
Google Analytics Account ID
You can also specify multiple accounts by separating the ID’s with a comma.
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