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If you are looking to setup +Google Analytics into your mobile app for Android, there are plenty of questions you may have if you have little or no experience.  Knowing what you want to track and the best way to do so needs to be figured out before implementation. Organization is key!  

I put together this tutorial to show a very nice way to implement Google Analytics for Android.  I show an advanced setup for multiple trackers and lots of great tips on how to get the best data for you.

I reference sample code from my open-source example project hosted on GitHub.  Links to the source is at the bottom of the article.  

On top of all that good stuff, I have screenshots of the data results collected by the sample project.  I also have a real world example from my most recent application that I been working on, Phandroid News (http://goo.gl/r4Hqdr).  

#googleanalytics   #android   #mobileanalytics   #androiddev  
Learn how to track events, app speed, screens, eCommerce transactions and much more with this advanced Google Analytics example. Source code included.
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excellent info goodwork:)))
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Turns out.. I had my contacts in the wrong eyes for 3 hours :/
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Sell a kid!
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Look what showed up in the mail yesterday! Thank you secret admirer (aka +Kevin McCarley​). I think I'll make the tee my Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday shirt.

Kevin, I gave +Amanda Albright​ the box so she would be upset :)
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+Amanda Albright I'll come bearing gifts next time we're over to visit. I wouldn't want to be attacked from the knees down
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Appropriate for summer and unfortunately the news. :/
Either way, someone get me them please!
 
It’s not summer without a trip to the beach..  and to San Diego for Comic Con! Summer edition #Android mini set debuts at Dumbrella booth #1335. There will be some available online in mid-July. 

"Lifeguard" and "Shark Diver" for those keeping track of names :) In double window box, the same height and depth as a special edition box, but double the width. Shouldn't mess with people who display in-box too much!
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I've got you covered +Steve Albright​
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And for a short period of time I thought there'd be an +APK Mirror​​ app in development! +Artem Russakovskii​​ +Liam Spradlin​​ what an idea, hmm?
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Happy Birthday to The Radioactive Yak aka +Reto Meier... I hope Google gives you the day off!
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+Steve Albright oh, thanks! :-) 
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It was odd we didn't see anything about a Moto 360 (2015) today, but it looks like it may have recently passed through the FCC. #android
It strangely wasn't on the bill today during Motorola's big Moto X/G event, but we still have hopes that Motorola is building a sequel to last year's Moto 360 and that it's coming soon. How soon? Well, check out this mysterious Motorola smartwatch that just passed through the FCC...
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Great episode with +Ron Amadeo. I don't think it's anything new for all you guys but it's worth watching and touches on iBeacon and Fi FOMO... Ron even had a z-wave shout-out! ha.. the "hey I'm the home automation standard but not officially a standard" protocol for home automation :) 

Anyone out there that has some sort of beacon setup in your home or office?
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I'm very interested in learning about beacons, I may have to get one and set it up at home.
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Materialize Chrome's new tab page with Card Board... and have useful cards! 

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cardboard-new-tab-page/hilmkmopmiomkmehbhajigccnglobaap

Thank you +Card Board!
The default New Tab is not Google enough ? Try Cardboard, Now with more Material Design (plus nifty features)
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Looks really sweet. Hopefully development continues, I can see this being crazy useful.
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One of my close friends of over 15+ years has tragically passed away, leaving a wife and 2 small children behind. These two little boys will never know their father.

As mentioned in a post last week, my friend +Joel Reed was fan of sexy cars, building a successful business tinting and customizing them over the years. Joel loved techy, geeky things too, as he was a fellow Nexus Warrior with his +Nexus 6 and previously ran +CyanogenMod on his +Samsung Mobile USA Galaxy Note. Joel was also a fan of guns and rifles, owing some of the larger assault rifles that I've ever seen. When it came to the stock market or investing, well, that was one of his passions, making money. Joel was my friend, someone who would have done anything for me, someone who was always smiling and laughing, having a great time. But most importantly, Joel loved his two little boys as much as, well, as much as I love my two children, more than words can describe. If you're a parent, you know what I mean.

Even though Joel was a wizard with finances, sadly, he did not have life insurance, always stating that he was self insured with his investments and money saving habits. Which, to a point, that's true. However, once you're no longer around to continue said investing, you're no longer self insured. Besides, life insurance isn't for you, it's for your family, in case something happens to you. It's too late to have this conversation with my friend though. :(

No one likes asking for a hand out, but if you have a few bucks to spare this month, toss them towards the Reed family and their future. If you don't, a +1 and a share of post to spread the word will do.
Dear Friends, On June 22nd, 2015 the Reed Family lost a huge part of their lives; a husband, a best friend, a father, a provider. Help us raise money for Deanne, Ethan and Holden. My name is Ebun Adewumi and I have been friends with Deanne Reed since we were in middle school. Through Deanne I m...
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Zero is less than once a month.
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Once every TWO months is less than once a month also....
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I received a awesome Fathers Day gift today from my wonderful wife (+Amanda Albright​) and kids :)

It will be going up on the office wall! Now we are off for a family day! 
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Thanks! I almost needed a bigger canvas to fit these growing hands. :) Happy Father's day to you guys too! +Kevin McCarley​ and +Derek Ross​
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Android, Java, PHP, HTML, Computer Networking, Social Media, Server Administration, Making Kids, Photoshop, Illustrator, Visual Basic, Mel Scripting, Python, C++
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  • Neverstill Media
    Lead Android Developer, 2011 - present
    Neverstill Media is a network of news and community-based websites and mobile apps covering topics in Consumer Tech, Gaming, Lifestyle, and more. Our we are proud to own Phandroid.com and AndroidForums.com which is the first and largest Android news and fan community. Design and build the next generation of Neverstill Android apps and APIs. Programming new websites and features for existing websites based on documentation. Potentially develop apps and Neverstill APIs for other mobile platforms. Keep up-to-date on the latest Android SDK developments, respond to customer feedback & testing. Other tasks related to the upkeep and development of Company websites, including but not limited to: updating software from Wordpress and vBulletin, assisting in server optimization and uptime improvements, performing backups, assisting in server migrations, and other miscellaneous tasks.
  • BAE Systems
    Modeling and Simulation Specialist, 2007 - 2011
    I worked on the 3D Modeling and Simulation team that focused on visualization. Our main requirement was to support our customers with modeling, visualizations, simulations, training modules and marketing renderings. Specialized in but not limiting to: 3D Modeling - Maya, Modo, Blender Real-Time - Vega Prime, Ogre3D, Unreal Programming - Visual Basic, Mel Scripting, Python, Java, C++
  • Pitney Bowes
    Field System Specialist, 2004 - 2007
    Installed and customized shipping solutions for clientele all throughout Central and Eastern PA. Integrated customized solutions to interface with their legacy systems and current workflows.
  • Mediatoy
    Owner / Web Developer
    Partnership that I created while in high school that offered Web Design and Development.
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Technology enthusiast, early adopter, loves everything Android and loving husband that is a father of four.
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My name is Steven Albright and I am the Lead Android Developer for Neverstill Media, the parent company of websites such as AndroidForums.comPhandroid.com, and many others in the Consumer Tech, Gaming, and Lifestyle markets.  

I am a technology enthusiast, early adapter and buy way too much tech stuff.  Since the beginning of this year I am a proud father of four (3 babies [yep, triplets] and 1 two yr old).  This makes my home and work life both challenging and exciting... not to mention exhausting.  Every moment I am not working I am spending with my kids and loving wife.  

I'd fit perfect for the following types of circles:
  • Android
  • Java
  • PHP
  • Technology
  • Social Media
  • Server Administration
  • Server Security
  • Developer
  • Gaming
  • Entrepreneurship
I went to school for Computer Networking so I have lots of neat certificates (along with knowledge) such as Security+, Network+, A+ Hardware, A+ Software and a bunch others that are network/security/administration related.  

I am the creator of Clutch Pad which was featuring on many sites such as LifeHacker, Droid-Life, etc.  It was one of the first Android applications that overlaid the application stack.  I soon hope to update it but my life has become pretty busy and crazy (remember...three babies and a 2 yr old).  

If you read this much you should just follow me and enjoy what I share to this wonderful G+ community :)
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Phandroid News, Clutch Pad, Carrier Coverage, xScope UI Design
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