Google hasn’t produced a Google Analytics app for iOS yet ( it has one for Android ), but that hasn’t stopped developers from creating third party solutions. A search for Google Analytics on iTunes brings up many results but the best one we’ve used to date has to be Analytics Tiles app for iPhone and iPad.
Analytics Tiles features a Metro like UI featuring an informative tiled layout. The tiles can be rearranged as required and a double tap on any of them expands them to fill the complete row. Some tiles show unique graph and percentage views which animate on load. The initial data load performance of the app is also very fast.
Analytics for the current day, previous day, last week or last month up to the last year can be accessed from within the app. Swiping across the top of the app let’s users switch between different websites.
Tapping on any tile opens the detailed view for it. For example, the pageviews graph tile shows the graph in a larger view and dragging over the lines shows the exact number of pageviews for that particular day.
By default, data such as pageviews, visits, bounce time, average time, geographic information and more are shown but the app let’s you customize which tiles you want to hide or show. Maximum 20 can be shown at a time and almost all the data streams that the Google Analytics website provides are supported in the app. This feature is accessed by long swiping up from the bottom of the app.
The settings area is pretty straight forward. It let’s you login/logout and chose which websites to show in the app. We wouldn’t recommend disabling the animation though, it’s an important part of the experience of using the app.
As if all the customisation options weren’t enough already, you can also change the colors of tiles. Just swipe up from the bottom to bring up the color selector control. Pretty cool!
We highly recommend this app for all Google Analytics users for iOS. Attention to detail in this app is outstanding and we couldn’t find much wrong with it. The app costs just $2.99 and is a universal binary which means that it works on both iPad and iPhone. This marks another +1 for the developers in our books!