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Overview

Dashboards are one of the most important features of GameAnalytics.

In essence, data visualized here is split between metrics and custom events instrumented in the SDK belonging to one of our event categories: user, business, purchase, resource, progression, error and design.

Slicing and dicing your data to get the right insights is usually one of the first things you want to do after integrating analytics in your game. To help you do this, we’ve created predefined dashboards and also allow you to create your own. Within them you can use simple filters or advanced multi-dimensional filtering to get the right insights.

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predefined dashboards

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GameAnalytics has a set of predefined dashboards that help you better understand your users from install, to engagement, to monetization. The list of dashboards is.

  • Real-time
  • Overview
  • Engagement
  • Benchmarks
  • Monetization
  • Resources
  • Progression
  • Quality
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Overview

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This dashboard includes the most important metrics that are crucial to monitor for having a well performing game.

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Engagement

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This dashboard shows how well your game is doing at retaining players, how many players you have each day and month, and how engaged they are in terms of sessions and playtime.

The Cohorts tool allows you to further explore how specific groups of installs are performing over time.

We recommend you use Cohorts across other core metrics to help examine how particular groups of installs are performing. Learn more about Cohorts

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Benchmarks

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This dashboard shows you how your games’ performance compares to that of all the other games in GameAnalytics’ network. The benchmarks give you an understanding of the markets your game is represented in and its performance.

Learn more about benchmarks.

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Monetization

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This dashboard show all of the metrics pertaining to monetization in your game, including how much money you’re making from in-app purchases, how many people are making purchases, and how frequently they are spending.

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Resources

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This dashboard helps you balance the flow of in-game resources (e.g. your virtual economy). The metrics show you how your players are earning and spending resources in your game, like virtual currencies, lives and XP. And it lets you break down the flow of resource to understand specifically what item type or item id is driving the trends.

The dashboard is broken down by currency into sink (spend) and sources (reward). Currencies are broken down by the item type and item id, meaning you can see if users and buying boosters or consumables. Moreover you can see which specific item users and buying with any currency.

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Progression

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This dashboard lets you dig into how players are completing levels in your game, including how difficult levels are to complete, what score they receive upon completion, and how quickly they are completing your content.

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custom dashboards

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You can also create custom dashboards in GameAnalytics to fit the reporting and analysis you need. Custom dashboards are particularly useful for visualizing Design events that you send from the game. When creating a Custom dashboard you can choose to duplicate an already existing dashboard, or you can start from scratch to add individual widgets you want. There is no limit to the number of Custom dashboards that you can create.

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raw data

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Looking at a graphs is fine for seeing trends, but many times what you really need is to take a hard look at the raw numbers. Expanding any widget will show a table view that is clearly populated with all the metrics you can see in the graphs. There’s also the ability to export the data with your preferred format.

 

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