Source: Upgrade your Firebase project to our next generation of app analytics capabilities! from Firebase
Posted by: Russell Ketchum
Analytics is the key to understanding your app’s users: Where are they spending the most time in your app? When do they churn? What actions are they taking? To answer these questions, you need the right set of tools – and that’s why analytics has been a core part of Firebase since the beginning… and today, we’re excited to share with you that we’re adding more to our solution to help take app analytics to the next level!
Thanks to our continued partnership with Google Analytics, you can now upgrade your Firebase projects to the next generation of app analytics! This seamless upgrade requires no code changes and unlocks exciting new features while preserving data continuity. Now you can enjoy both the intuitive dashboards and free and unlimited event reporting you’re already enjoying in the Firebase console and all new capabilities to help you understand your user journeys in Google Analytics.
At a glance, here are some of the new capabilities and features you’ll be able to access in Google Analytics after making the upgrade:
For example, want to know how behavior differs between new users of your app, 7-day actives, 30-day actives, and where their behavior overlaps? The new segment overlap tool will show you this data. Want to know how the behavior in those segments differ by geography? You can use geography and other variables as dimensions in Analysis and get that insight. You can then save and export those analyses to share with other members on your team.
The Analysis module includes a number of useful techniques including Exploration, Funnels and Path analysis. Learn more.
The process for upgrading your existing Firebase project to the next generation Google Analytics experience is easy. Just follow the steps below to make the upgrade:
From that point, you’ll be able to access these new features in Google Analytics.
The upgrade will be available to all Firebase users over the coming weeks.
Cross-device reporting and unified analytics with User-ID will be available in both Google Analytics and the Analytics dashboard in the Firebase console.
To enable cross-device reporting for both, check out this article on implementing the User-ID in analytics. You can then update your Google Analytics settings in the Firebase console to view your reports using this property to enable cross-device reporting.
We are excited about the benefits this next generation app analytics experience will unlock for you, and look forward to hearing your feedback as you try out these new features!