Metrics Plugin

A Comprehensive Guide to Tracking Your App's Performance

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Written by Tim Tietz
Updated over a week ago

What is the Metrics Plugin?

The Metrics plugin is a powerful tool that allows you to track various metrics related to your app's performance. These metrics include user engagement, retention, and conversion rates. The plugin provides you with detailed insights into how users are interacting with your app, which features are being used the most, and where users are dropping off.

How to install Metrics Plugin?

Installing the Metrics plugin is simple. Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Login to your Buildfire account

  2. Click on "App Components" on the left-hand menu and "Marketplace" on the drag-down Men

  3. Search for "Metrics" in the search bar

  4. Click on the "Plus Sign +" button

  5. Wait for the plugin to install

Once you open the plugin for the first time you will want to add a brief state on what this will be measuring. This will allow for a clear understanding of what is expected of the user.

After adding a brief description, you can proceed to add your metrics using the Metrics plugin in Buildfire. To do this, simply click on the blue "add" icon to open the menu for adding your first metric. From there, you can choose the type of metric you want to track and customize it to fit your needs.

In Buildfire's Metrics plugin, metric type refers to the category or type of metric you want to track. It can be anything from the number of clicks on a specific button, the number of times a particular feature is accessed, or the number of new user sign-ups. Metric types help you organize and analyze data related to specific aspects of your app's performance. You can create multiple metric types and track them separately, allowing you to get a granular view of your app's usage and engagement.

Before creating a new metric, it is essential to upload an icon for the metric. If you fail to do so, you will be unable to create the metric, and it will not be saved.

To upload an image, click on the "Upload Icon" button and choose the desired image from your files. Once you have added the image, click on "Create Metric" to create your first metric.

As users interact with your app, the Metrics plugin records data on these events and sends them to your analytics dashboard. From here, you can access a range of reports and charts that help you visualize your data and identify trends. Some of the key reports available include:

  • User engagement: This report shows you how users are engaging with your app, including metrics like total screen views, unique users, and average session duration.

  • Events overview: This report provides an overview of all the events tracked by the Metrics plugin, including how many times each event was triggered.

  • Event details: This report provides more detailed information on individual events, including the date and time the event occurred, as well as information on the user who triggered it.

Using these reports, you can gain valuable insights into how users are interacting with your app and identify areas for improvement. For example, if you notice that users are dropping off at a certain point in your app, you can use the Metrics plugin to identify the specific screen or event that's causing the issue and make changes to improve the user experience.

Overall, the Metrics plugin is an essential tool for any app developer or business owner who wants to better understand how their app is being used and how they can improve it. With its powerful tracking capabilities and easy-to-use reports, the Metrics plugin is a must-have for anyone looking to take their app to the next level.

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