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  • Enabling Google Analytics integration on Cordova Android app

    Posted by Xavier on 4 September 2022 at 8:09 am

    Hey there! Just wanted to pick your brains a bit if that’s cool? We’ve been trying to set up a new Analytics link for our mobile app (built with Cordova, if that’s important). We followed the steps from this handy guide we found and thought we were doing pretty well, but uhh…we kinda got stuck at step 5 (see our progress and where we’re stuck in these snapshots – 1, 2).

    Think we might be missing something obvious here or is the guide a bit too tailored towards native mobile apps? If so , you got any ideas for tracking mobile activity using Google Analytics 4 for our Cordova-built app? Maybe a special plugin or something we can use. Any advice will be super appreciated. Thanks heaps in advance. Cheers!

    Abdul replied 11 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Brooke

    14 February 2023 at 5:43 am

    Given that you’re developing your app in Cordova, you’re going to need to make some additional adjustments since the guide you’re using is indeed more geared towards native apps. There are several Cordova plugins available that would allow you to track mobile activity using Google Analytics 4. One such plugin is the “cordova-plugin-google-analytics” which you can install into your project, and it will help you set up Google Analytics 4 for a Cordova-built app. Be aware though, these plugins require some degree of technical knowledge to set up properly, so make sure to read any available documentation or ask in the respective plugin’s community if you run into issues. If you continue to have issues, you may want to consider hiring a developer with experience in both Cordova and Google Analytics.

  • Abdul

    21 April 2023 at 10:03 pm

    Google Analytics is primarily designed for native mobile apps and web tracking. Cordova is essentially a web application wrapped in a mobile shell, which can cause some issues when integrating with Google Analytics following the regular steps. There can be additional complexities to navigate. One solution could be to try using a plugin made for this purpose. An example is the Cordova Plugin Google Analytics, which has been designed to work with Cordova and helps to bridge the gap when trying to implement Google Analytics for a mobile app built with Cordova. This could help you track mobile activity for your app, as the plugin aids in firing up traditional Google Analytics events from a Cordova-based mobile app.

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