Announcing Countly services - or, "Release the Kraken!"
Hello Countly fans!
Today we are very proud that open source, real-time mobile analytics platform Countly is announcing general availability of analytics services and products, providing valuable insights of how users interact with mobile analytics and games. Our service is now out of beta, offering affordable, advanced analytics for companies requiring a stable and feature rich solution for mobile, as well as desktop and Facebook apps.
As you all know, we have been providing sophisticated web based analytics capabilities for apps, through an easy-to-use graphical interface that greatly simplifies data collection and analysis. By tracking in-app activity, developers can focus on issues, improving in-app usability, increasing user experience hence retention and in-app purchase sales.
Until now, we have received hundreds of testimonials, some of which came from Twitter directly, and some directly dropped in our mailbox. One of them is from Ygor Lemos, CTO of famous AirportChatter app: “Countly enlightened our path to knowing our users behavior and gave us mobile metrics that we simply didn’t have before. We chose Countly not only for its beautiful UI or the very flexible API, but specially because the awesome support and the startup spirit of the company that surely is in tune with our own.”. So refreshing.
Working well over a year, drinking 300+ liters of coffee, having 200+sleepless nights, our Community Edition is now trusted by 750 system administrators on 65 countries, collecting analytics data from 60M devices. An incredible curve from a minimum viable team!
Together, let’s build world’s most extensive, user-centric and powerful mobile analytics platform. Join us now and share the love.
Hacking with Countly, Raspberry Pi and a servo motor
Countly is a perfect tool for hacking. This time Paul Brown, a veteran Countly hacker, combined his Raspberry Pi hardware with Countly to build a cool toy - an in-app purchase flag.
Paul used a small Ubuntu server, Python as the programming language and a simple servo motor from Sparkfun and a lot of coffee to make it happen. Now, every customer of his Easy Grade Free app who prompted to buy an asset from in-app purchase, but didn’t, makes the orange flag raise.
Paul also provided the source code to pull events from Countly server in Python language. Head over to Github to grab your code. You can also watch the video of a real-world servo running as it catches an in-app purchase attempt:
This nice example shows how Countly API can be used to make fun projects. It’s really a brilliant hack, and gives us lots of clues in Countly HQ to make ourselves (we might even copy his idea, shamelessly!) :-)