Last week I passed the MCSD exam on Advanced Windows Store App development (70-485), and one of the questions I was a bit unsure of was what kind of data you get from analytics and telemetry. I always takes notes afterwards carefully analyzing the areas I felt unsure of and then look up the information. So here is a little write-up on telemetry and analytics (in RE to Windows Store Apps).
- Stats are fun (just my opinion)
- Pin-point your customer base
- Find out what the customer wants
- Find new opportunities
- Create better apps by analyzing error reports
- Increased satisfaction and higher adoption rate
Two types of stats available through your Windows Store developer account:
Telemetry and Analytics.
What is Telemetry?
– Technology that allows data measurement to be made at a distance (Wikipedia).
– From Greek tele = remote, and metron = measure
It collects information about your app when it runs on the device.
Important: You need to enable this feature this feature yourself in your Windows Store dev account
- Average app usage
- – By form factor (tablet, desktop, laptop)
Data collected from the Windows Store, such as:
- App listing views
- – By group (age, gender)
- – By market
- – Most active market segment
- Average and Total
- Financial data
Both Telemetry and Analytics are displayed in the analytics report in your Dashboard