Within the last few days, IBM has released an experimental service on Bluemix that provides Mobile Analytics, and there is a great blog article that describes what you can do with the new service.
In this blog post, I wanted to summerise how you get your mobile apps instrumented and what’s required to get started with the new service.
Firstly, you will need an IBM Bluemix account – you can sign up for a trial here. Next, you need to browse the Bluemix catalog and create an instance of the analytics service. You are now ready for the fun part 😉
- Import the client SDK for you chosen platform (Apple Swift or Android)
- Instrument your app with a code snippet
- Compile your app
- Run your app either in an emulator or on a device
- Access the mobile analytics dashboard on Bluemix — there be analytics 🙂
Once you have some data being recorded, its worth taking a look at the custom reports options – enjoy 😉