Adding analytics

For quite a few years I’ve had Todour¬†available for anyone to download. It’s software I make for my own use and I’m happy to share it but I can’t help wondering how many people are actually using it, and on what platforms. ¬†How many people care if I make an update?

I have had no tracking of downloads on my page, but that wouldn’t really have mattered anyway as it says nothing about who uses the software and also the software is available for download in other places.

To get a better view of this I have, from version 2.01, added google analytics into the application, hoping that it doesn’t offend anyone. The analytics can be easily turned off of course and it only gathers very basic data.

Currently I will be collecting:

  • Application starts, Operating system (Windows or Mac) and what version of Todour is being started
  • How often the update checker in the about menu has been run

I hope this will give me more insights into how many people actually use the software to understand if there is interest in keeping developing it (it’s does most of the things I need for now).

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