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  • Implementing Custom Event Tracking for Menu Clicks in Android and iOS with Firebase SDK

    Posted by Skyler on 19 April 2023 at 6:14 pm

    Hey, could use your help with setting up a custom event tracking for Android and IOS. We’re currently using Firebase SDK for data gathering and sharing the info with stakeholders. Specifically, I’m trying to trace the number of clicks each menu item gets. I tried using dynamic link code, but that ended up being a dead end. Any ideas on how I can track these clicks and set up the code?

    Liam replied 10 months, 4 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Amit

    5 May 2023 at 2:39 am

    Sure, I can simplify it a bit. To track how many clicks each menu items receive, you would first need to log custom events with Firebase. Now these custom events can be of two types – recommended and custom. Google suggests that you should implement the recommended ones as these can better enrich your data in the GA4 user interface.

    The custom events give you more flexibility. You can decide your own naming convention for event names and their parameters. Just remember to keep your naming structure consistent and create a simple documentation to track this.

    For tracking menu clicks, my suggestion would be to create a custom event named “navigation_click”. Now, this event will need more details about what specifically was clicked right? That’s where parameters like “name” come into play. You can fill in the name of the menu item that got clicked as the value for this parameter.

    Finally, remember to register this parameter in GA4 property so that these events can get tracked. Check out Google’s official documentation if you need step-by-step instructions.

  • Liam

    25 May 2023 at 3:49 pm

    Sure, to track clicks on specific menu items in your app, you can use Firebase’s Analytics Event Logging feature. You will have to write custom events in the code of your app for every menu item that you want to trace. Whenever a user clicks a particular menu item, the corresponding custom event will trigger and the click will be logged into Firebase. Firebase’s Analytics dashboard will allow you to view these logs and monitor the counts of each event, which reflects the number of clicks on the corresponding menu item. This allows you to track each menu item effectively. It’s important to ensure the custom event code is correctly triggered upon user interaction and that it’s correctly connected to Firebase. You can test the implementation by running a few events to check if they are showing in Firebase Dashboard. If observed, google also provides Firebase SDK documentation that shows a comprehensive manner to log events. Remember, naming the events appropriately relating to the menu item names may make it easier to understand and monitor.

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