Flurry Plugin

Integrate with Flurry to get insights into your app's usage.

Track Sessions & Events

Session and event tracking data gives you valuable insights on how often users open your app, how long they use it and how often they return (retention).

Analyze Your Audience

Get insights into your app's audience with Flurry's demographic and technical data. This includes information about the mobile phone and OS version used or from which countries your users come from.

Overview

The Flurry plugin provides functions for getting insights into your app's usage for iOS & Android. The Flurry plugin implements the following features:

  • Sessions: Allows common tracking of your application usage (new users, active users and their time spent in your game, user retention, ...).
  • Events: Allows tracking of specific user events. E.g. if a user has purchased an item or reached a certain level within a game.
  • Audience: Allows specifying user data such as sex and age, and provides information about the geography of your players.

Use Cases

Sessions

Session data is gathered automatically by just inserting the Flurry plugin into your app and contains information how often users use your app and how long they use it, or how often they return (retention).

Events

In addition to session data, you can define custom Events to track the actions your users make in your app. This is useful for tracking how users actually use your app, to optimize conversion and to segment your users depending on their behavior in the app.

Audience

Demographics and technical details about your Audience are also analyzed automatically. This includes information about the mobile phone and OS version used, and from which countries your users come from. Other audience information like user age and gender can additionally be set within the plugins, which allows an even deeper analysis of your user base.

Flurry Examples

Plugin Demo App

To try the plugin or see an integration example have a look at the V-Play Plugin Demo app.

Please also have a look at our plugin example project on GitHub: https://github.com/V-Play/PluginDemo.

Example Usage

The Flurry item can be used like any other QML item. Here is a simple example of how to integrate the plugin in your existing app and track an event named "App Started" after the plugin gets loaded:

 import VPlayPlugins 1.0
 import VPlayApps 1.0
 import QtQuick 2.0

 App {

   Flurry {
     id: flurry
     // From Flurry Dashboard
     apiKey: "HMV9VC35FS77G6QK9TNZ"
     onPluginLoaded: {
       flurry.logEvent("Started App");
     }
   }

   NavigationStack {
     Page {
       id: page
       title: "Flurry"

       AppButton {
         anchors.centerIn: parent
         text: "Push Page"
         onClicked: {
           flurry.logEvent("Clicked Push Page")
           page.navigationStack.push(subPage)
         }
       }

     }// Page
   } // NavigationStack

   Component {
     id: subPage
     Page {
       title: "Sub Page"
       onPushed: flurry.logTimedEvent("Viewed Sub Page")
       onPopped: flurry.endTimedEvent("Viewed Sub Page")
     }
   }
 }// App

Available QML Items

Flurry

Item provides functions for getting insights into your app's usage

Adding and Activating Plugins

How to Add a V-Play Plugin to your App or Game

When you create a new project, you can choose the Plugin Application template to get your own version of the V-Play Plugin Demo with the plugins you want to include. Open Qt Creator and choose “File / New File or Project”, then select Plugin Application in the V-Play Apps section or Game with Plugins in the V-Play Games section to start the project wizard.

Then select the platforms you want to run your application on. The plugins are available for both iOS & Android. There is a fallback functionality in place on Desktop platforms so your project still works when you call methods of the plugins. This allows you to do the main development on your PC, and for testing the plugin functionality you can run the project on iOS and Android.

After the Kit Selection, you can choose which of the plugins you’d like to add to your project:

Then complete the wizard, your project is now set up with all the correct plugin dependencies for Android & iOS automatically. This includes:

  • Setting up the .gradle file for Android.
  • Setting up the .plist file for iOS.
  • Setting up the .pro file to include the plugin libraries for iOS.

Note: Additional integration steps are still required for most plugins, for example to add the actual plugin libraries for iOS to your project. Please have a look at the integration steps described in the documentation for each of the used plugins.

If you have an existing V-Play application, follow these steps to include a plugin to your app or game:

In Qt Creator, select “File / New File or Project” and choose either V-Play Games or V-Play Apps from Files and Classes. Then select V-Play Plugin and press Choose.

You can now select the plugin you want to add:

The plugin item, which contains the chosen plugin and a short usage example, is now added to your project. To use the item in your project, simply perform these steps:

  • Include the created item (use the name you entered in the template before) in your main.qml file.
  • Modify the .pro file & .plist file for iOS usage. See the iOS integration guide of the chosen plugin for more information.
  • Modify the the .gradle file for Android usage. See the Android integration guide of the chosen plugin for more information.

Note: If you have an existing Qt application, you can also add V-Play Plugins to your app! See here how to do this.

Activating Plugins with a License Key

You can test all plugins as soon as the required integration steps and plugin configuration are completed.

However, the plugins are only available as Trial Versions if they are not activated with a valid license. When you are using unlicensed plugins, a dialog is shown and a watermark overlays your application to notify you about the testing state of the plugin.

All monetization plugins are free to use in all licenses, other plugins are only fully usable if you have purchased the Indie or Enterprise license. To activate plugins and enable their full functionality it is required to create a license key. You can create such a key for your application using the license creation page.

This is how it works:

  • Choose the plugins you want to include in your license key:

  • Click on “Generate License Key” and set the app identifier & version code of your application. You can see that the AdMob plugin was enabled in this license key:

  • Copy the generated licenseKey to your GameWindow or App component.

  • You can now fully use the selected plugins!

Integration

To use the Flurry plugin you need to create a Flurry Account and add the platform-specific native libraries to your project, described here:

Flurry Account

Set up a Flurry user account at https://login.flurry.com/home or login to your existing account. Then open your Flurry dashboard (https://dev.flurry.com/home.do) and add a new application. You can either use the same apiKey for all platforms or create an apiKey for each platform. We suggest to use the same key, because then you can easier see possible differences on these platforms regarding app downloads and user behavior.

Note: It usually takes about 24 hours from sending the data from the game until the analytics data is available online.

iOS Integration Steps

  1. Download our PluginDemo from https://github.com/v-play/PluginDemo/archive/master.zip and unzip it.
  2. Copy libFlurry.a from the ios subfolder to a sub-folder called ios within your project directory.
  3. Add the following lines of code to your .pro file:
     ios {
       VPLAY_PLUGINS += flurry
     }

Android Integration Steps

  1. Open your build.gradle file and add the following lines to the dependencies block:
     dependencies {
       compile 'net.vplay.plugins:plugin-flurry:2.+'
     }

    Note: If you did not create your project from any of our latest wizards, make sure that your project uses the Gradle Build System like described here.

Used Flurry SDK Versions

iOS 7.8.2
Android 6.7.0

Note: Other Flurry SDK versions higher than the stated ones might also be working but are not actively tested as of now.

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