I have about 20 different websites and part of my daily routine is to check out my Google Analytics account to have a look at the stats. Thanks to Michael Jensen and his new Analytics App, I can now do this on the go, directly from my iPhone.
There’s already a couple Google Analytics apps in the App Store but they’re not nearly as good as Analytics App [iTunes Link]. So what makes Analytics App so much better? Well, to be honest, it’s as comprehensive as you can get and it really is a “pocket version” of your full Google Analytics account.
When launching the app for the first time, Analytics App asks for your Google Analytics username and password. Once done, it loads all the websites you have analytics access to. If you have different profiles, it will load all of them with each website conveniently listed. Just tap the website for which you want to see the stats and you will be presented with 29 reports as well as unlimited custom reports, if you set them up. Wow!
I could go on and on about what Analytics App can do but as I said before, it does everything you can do from your Google Analytics account on your computer’s browser. To be honest with you, I think I find the app actually easier than the web version!
One thing I didn’t really like though is the fact that I cannot get the stats for yesterday. As much as I tried to change the dates and everything, I just wasn’t able to get my analytics report for the previous day, which is usually what I’m looking for. I assume it’s a missing feature that will most likely be added in future updates.
Analytics App is a must-have for any website/blog owner! You can download it from the App Store for $5.99 and at this price, I still think it’s a steal. Now I’m just hoping that Michael Jensen will also develop an application for Google Adsense and Adwords. Michael, if you hear me…