Free Analytics for your Windows Phone 7 Apps
By on January 21st, 2011


Microsoft has partnered with PreEmptive Solutions to provide their Dotfuscator application, which includes Runtime Intelligence, for free, to all Windows Phone 7 developers.

Here are some ways in which you might use Dotfuscator for Windows Phone:

  • How many people have installed my app? – With this solution, and using the ANID as a hash key, you can instrument you app and track the number of unique LiveIDs which have installed your application.
  • How often is my app run? – Did you want to know the run time of your app? What about how long specific functions take to run? All of that data can be collected by Dotfuscator.
  • What features are customers using the most? – With your application properly instrumented, you will be able to determine where your customers are spending their time, for how long, and even at what time of day if you want.
  • What’s the performance of my app on customers’ handsets? – Are you concerned about how your app is performing in the field? With instrumentation, you can analyze how the app performs on different handset models on different networks.

Also, check out this video for a detailed discussion about Dotfuscator, and interview with PreEmptive’s CTO – Bill Leach.

The offer extends through March 31, 2011. However, both companies are committed to working to ensure that come March 2011, there is an affordable service made available for the developers.


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Author: Abhishek Baxi
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