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Site owners and webmasters, listen up: the official Google Analytics app just landed in the Play Store! Finally! Checking site stats has never been easier, it all happens in real-time, and is completely customizable. If you use Analytics, this is definitely a must-have application.

Update by Artem:

There are four tabs you can swipe between:

  • Real-Time
  • Dashboard
  • Automatic Alerts
  • Custom Alerts

The sign-in process uses your system Google accounts, so there are no passwords to enter. You can even switch between Google accounts from within the app.

In the dashboard view, you can set up additional charts and display any GA metrics you desire. You can also change the date range and even segment the metric you selected further (say, unique visitors but only from mobile). The Recently Used dropdown helps select the sites you use most in case you have a lot; a similar dropdown comes into play when working metrics. And real-time support... it's a dream come true.

Absolutely fantastic work, Google. Seriously, if you use Google Analytics, go get the app. Now. The app widget below the screenshots will guide you to the Play Store.

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Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • storm14k

    Finally!!!

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

      Agreed, I think this is possibly the most long-overdue (and most often requested) app among all of Google's properties (at least for those that aren't used by everyday folks).

  • http://www.jeroenheijster.com/ Jeroen Heijster

    Due to the tracking cookies and dutch law I had to stop using Analytics... Shame.. Looks good though.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii
  • TOMMMMMM

    Would this app be of any use if I do not manage a website?

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

      Maybe.... But unlikely...

      First, a site has to be tracked by Google Analytics in the first place, otherwise, it won't have any data.  Second, you have to have permission to see that data, which implies you have some meaningful reason to see those statistics and somebody would have given you that permission.

      Here's a real example of where this could apply. A few years ago I built some websites for two local apartment communities, really simple stuff, nothing I'm particularly proud of.  Naturally, I hooked up Google Analytics to both of them and let it collect data so I'd be able to see if the sites were up and get an idea if I saw anything out of the ordinary.  If the owners of the apartments wanted to see that the sites were getting regular usage, or if they wanted to see stats on how they were being used (perhaps they wanted to see if a very high percentage of mobile devices were seeing the site), I could give them permission to see the stats.  Like I said, it's a real world example, but this example still involves the "owner" of the site.  It's safe to say that people in marketing departments or somebody with various kinds of administrative tasks would also need it.  The Android app is just a mobile client that replaces the need to use the web interface, if you don't already have reason and access to a site in Google Analytics, this app will not be useful to you.