Google Analytics App On My iPhone?

Filed as Features on January 26, 2009 8:00 am

Google Analytics, a powerful traffic stats tool used by many bloggers now has an iPhone app thanks to the code gurus over at Zap Bang Done.

Called Analytics Pro, this iPhone App allows users to easily view their graphs, charts and “geo-maps” without having to log into your computer.

Since some might consider this app to be rather pricey (as it’s currently on sale for $3.99), here is a brief review of this app (revealing it’s glory as well as it’s short comings).

The Good

What impressed me the most about Analytics Pro was its impressive visual display.

Instead of simply displaying numbers, equations and data at me (which only Microsoft Excel freaks find exciting) they show your Google Analytics charts along with your data, which helps give you a visual picture on just how great (or not) your blog is doing.

Another cool feature that I loved about Analytics Pro was that it allows you to zoom in upon the “pages” by pinching the area you want to see.

Users can also view their charts/data upon multiple profiles attached to their Google Analytics account, as well as move beyond the basic dashboard to something specific (i.e. check out the strength of your various landing pages).

Not only can users see all their reports, traffic sources, search engine juice (aka which keywords are bringing them the most traffic) but they can also adjust the time frame as well (a feature that will please those obsessed with Google Analytic stats).

The Bad

While I was very impressed with the overall layout and function, there were a few items that I found to be slightly irritating (at least to me).

The first was the overall layout of the “pages.” While Analytics Pro does an excellent job in displaying your graphs in charts, I was not too thrilled with the fact that I had to scroll “up and down” in order to view the data (as right to left via book form might be better).

Also irritating was the lack of landscape mode, which I felt was needed for the application.

Last but not least was the inability to email your data elsewhere (as you may not always have a time to pull out a computer while on the go).

Aspiring Rivals?

Analytics Pro does have one aspiring rival by Felix Lamouroux called myAnalytics which is also priced at $3.99.

While myAnalytics does display your data with a basic graph and chart, it (currently) lacks the eye candy of its more colorful competitor (which may cause users to defect towards Analytics Pro).

Conclusion

Whether your a Google Analytics Guru or a newbie to the world of stats and info, you will probably appreciate Analytics Pro’s approach to Google Analytics (which I found easier to use than Google’s Analytics site online).

For those of you cautious about spending $4 (minus a penny) for yet another iPhone App, Zap Bang Done has provided a lite version (called Analytics) which they can demo for free before deciding whether upgrading to Pro is worth it for them.

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  1. By Andy posted on January 26, 2009 at 11:42 am
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    The free version won’t load on my phone. I see there’s an update pending. I might wait for that, test the free version then splash out.

    I love Google Analytics and I love my iPhone, bringing them together is great!

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  2. By Melissa Donovan posted on January 26, 2009 at 6:06 pm
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    This is exactly what I needed. I just purchased it and can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for the tip!

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  3. By Andy Merrett posted on January 27, 2009 at 7:53 am
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    Yep, I guess until such a time as Google creates its own (non-Flash) iPhone-friendly version, we have to use third-party apps which I presume are converting the Flash output into static (or at least Javascript-driven) graphs.

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  4. By Darnell Clayton posted on January 27, 2009 at 7:32 pm
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    @Andy: I did not test the free version, as most “lite” apps only give you basic features (which makes them sub par at best).

    However the Pro version was awesome, although I hope they update their app with landscape mode (at least in the future).

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  5. By Kayden Kelly posted on February 6, 2010 at 8:56 pm
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    If you want the fastest Analytics app, over 60 reports, ability to run date comparisons, support for multiple accounts, reports results limit customizable (options to receive 50, 100, 200 or all results – Analytics App ONLY gets top 100) and more, then check out this Analytics app http://bit.ly/bfxLXO

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  6. By ios4 posted on June 11, 2010 at 10:29 am
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    I’d be interested in knowing the top FREE google analytics app on the iPhone

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  7. By Rob posted on October 10, 2013 at 2:52 am
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    If you are looking for a free iOS app to view your analytics profiles, check out SimplyStats Analytics for iPhone and iPad. No pretensions, simple and quick.

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