nativescript-google-analytics-demographics
by Tunaweza | v0.3.5
Integrate native google analytics iOS and Android widgets into NativeScript, with support for demographics
npm i --save nativescript-google-analytics-demographics
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Nativescript Google Analytics

Release Notes

Add Plugin

tns plugin add nativescript-google-analytics-demographics 

Get Config files

  • iOS instructions
  • Android instructions
  • Click the "Get a Configuration File" instrutctions
  • Add the platform specific config file you just downloaded to its respective App_Resources/{platform} folder

Initalize the tracker in app.js

PLAIN JS

var application = require("application");
var googleAnalytics = require("nativescript-google-analytics");
application.mainModule = "main-page";
application.cssFile = "./app.css";

if (application.ios) {
//iOS
var __extends = this.__extends || function (d, b) {
for (var p in b) if (b.hasOwnProperty(p)) d[p] = b[p];
function __() { this.constructor = d; }
__.prototype = b.prototype;
d.prototype = new __();
};

var appDelegate = (function (_super) {
__extends(appDelegate, _super);
function appDelegate() {
_super.apply(this, arguments);
}

appDelegate.prototype.applicationDidFinishLaunchingWithOptions = function (application, launchOptions) {
initAnalytics(); //Module Code to initalize
};

appDelegate.ObjCProtocols = [UIApplicationDelegate];
return appDelegate;
})(UIResponder);
application.ios.delegate = appDelegate;
}else{
//ANDROID
application.on(application.launchEvent, function (args) {
initAnalytics(); //Module Code to initalize
});

}

application.start();

function initAnalytics(){
googleAnalytics.initalize({
trackingId: "UA-XXXXXXXX-1", //YOUR Id from GA
//userId: "9ac7a034-ffde-4783-8374-f78b3df39d32", //Optional
dispatchInterval: 5,
logging: {
native: true,
console: false
}
});
}

Typescript

var application = require("application");
import * as googleAnalytics from "nativescript-google-analytics";
application.mainModule = "main-page";
application.cssFile = "./app.css";

if (application.ios) {
//iOS
class MyDelegate extends UIResponder implements UIApplicationDelegate {
public static ObjCProtocols = [UIApplicationDelegate];

applicationDidFinishLaunchingWithOptions(application: UIApplication, launchOptions: NSDictionary): boolean {
initAnalytics(); //Module Code to initalize
return true;
}

}

application.ios.delegate = MyDelegate;

}else{
//ANDROID
application.on(application.launchEvent, function (args) {
initAnalytics(); //Module Code to initalize
});

}

application.start();

function initAnalytics(){
googleAnalytics.initalize({
trackingId: "UA-XXXXXXXX-1", //YOUR Id from GA
//userId: "9ac7a034-ffde-4783-8374-f78b3df39d32", //Optional
dispatchInterval: 5,
logging: {
native: true,
console: false
}
});
}

Methods

Initalize Options

// category and action are not optional, label and value are
googleAnalytics.initalize(
{
trackingId: "UA-XXXXXXX-1",
userId: "(some userid value)", //Optional! Needs to be enabled on the tracking account: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3123666#FindTheUserID
dispatchInterval: 30, //(Value in seconds)...Default Android is 30 minutes, default iOS is 2 minutes (120 seconds). Disable by setting to 0.
logging: {
native: false, //Default false, should not be used in production
console: false
}
});

Log Event

// category and action are not optional, label and value are
googleAnalytics.logEvent(
{
category: "MyCategory",
action: "MyAction",
label: "MyLabel",
value: 7
});

Log ScreenView

// category and action are not optional, label and value are
googleAnalytics.logView("Secondary-Page");

Flush Message queue (dispatch)

googleAnalytics.dispatch();

Log exceptions

googleAnalytics.logException({
description: "Cat tried to divide by 0...",
fatal: true //Optional, default false... if true will be a "Crash" in GA. False is an "Exception"
});
//or
googleAnalytics.logException("Ergmagerd excerpshern");

Log timings

    //OPTION 1: Auto (Time is stored internally, just call stopTimer when you're done)
googleAnalytics.startTimer("Logo Timer", {
category: "Animations",
name: "Rotate the logo", //Optional
label: (application.ios) ? "iOS" : "Android" //Optional
});
/* ... time passes as you do something ... */
googleAnalytics.stopTimer("Logo Timer");


//OPTION 2: Raw, calculate and send yourself
googleAnalytics.logTimingEvent({
category: "Animations",
value: diffMilliseconds, //Milliseconds, example 4000
name: "Rotate the logo", //Optional
label: "Some Label" //Optional
});

Issues

Android

Error: Could not find com.google.android.gms:play-services-analytics:8.4.0

Resolution: *Open the Android Studio SDK manager, make sure all of your build tools are up to date. Then make sure your Google Play Services and Google Repository packages are up to date. In the Android Studio sdk manager, you'll find these under the "SDK Tools" tab. If you are using the standalone sdk manager, you would scroll down to the "Extras" section at the bottom and update them there *