Google Analytics for Quantified Self

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THe problems about using multiple apps to track your data and how Google Analytics can help

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Google Analytics for Quantified Self

  1. 1. I HAD AN IDEA...by /Vanessa Sabino @bani
  2. 2. I LIKE TRACKING THINGS
  3. 3. I LIKE TRACKING THINGS
  4. 4. I LIKE TRACKING THINGS
  5. 5. I LIKE TRACKING THINGS
  6. 6. I LIKE TRACKING THINGS
  7. 7. I USE (A LOT OF) APPS
  8. 8. IT IS NOT A PERFECT WORLDUsing closed apps present several problems:Data lives in silosDo I drink more water when I exercise?Cant export dataA linechart is all you have?!One account for each serviceWhat are they going to do with my data?How long until they run out of business?
  9. 9. WHAT IF I COULD USE...
  10. 10. NOT GOOGLE GLASS
  11. 11. GOOGLE ANALYTICS
  12. 12. GOOGLE ANALYTICSReliableCustomize and segment reportsExport data (directly or through the API)
  13. 13. REAL LIFE TRACKINGIntroducing Universal Analyticshttp://youtu.be/C27yMQOS8n0
  14. 14. TRACK WHAT YOU WANT
  15. 15. ITS SUPER EASY!import urllibimport urllib2parameters = {v: 1, tid: UA-41050853-1, cid: xyz, t: event,ec: Self, ea: Water, el: Glass, ev: 200}data = urllib.urlencode(parameters).encode(utf-8)headers = {User-Agent:Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MeasurementProtocol/1.0; script)}req = urllib2.Request(https://ssl.google-analytics.com/collect,data, headers)print urllib2.urlopen(req).info()
  16. 16. HERE IS MY PLANAn Android app that sends data from NFC tags
  17. 17. HERE IS MY PLANA web app with a form to send ad hoc data
  18. 18. WHAT DO YOU THINK?by /http://weureka.comVanessa Sabino @bani

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