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Google Analytics SDK for Android Changelog

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Includes all Collection, Configuration, and Reporting APIs.

Includes Web Tracking (ga.js and analytics.js), Android SDK, iOS SDK, and Measurement Protocol.

This release contains:

Google Analytics

  • Added support for background dispatching on non-Google Play Devices.
  • Deprecated Analytics Logger/LogLevel. Analytics is now using Android logging instead. To enable debug logging run adb shell setprop log.tag.GAv4 DEBUG.
  • Refactoring to improve data delivery and install campaign attribution.
  • Campaign parsing bug fixed. Issue 596.
  • Unhandled app exceptions during the first seconds of the Analytics initialization are correctly reported. Issue 443.

Google Tag Manager

  • No changes.

This release contains:

Google Analytics

  • Minor bug fixes.

Google Tag Manager

This release contains:

Google Analytics

  • Support for enhanced ecommerce has been added. See the Enhanced Ecommerce Developer Guide for details.
  • The client ID will now reset every time the advertising ID is changed.
  • Advertising ID collection is off by default.
  • Added programmatic APIs for exception reporting.
  • Bug fixes in documentation.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Google Tag Manager

  • No changes to Google Tag Manager.

This release contains:

Google Analytics

  • No changes to Google Analytics.

Google Tag Manager

  • Added support for Google Analytics Content Experiments Macro.

This release contains: * Sixth beta release. * Made change required to avoid a runtime exception when an app targeting KitKat (API Level 19) uses the SDK.

This release contains: * Second release of version 3.0. * Made change required to avoid a runtime exception when an app targeting KitKat (API Level 19) uses the SDK.

This release contains: * First release of version 3.0 * SDK API rewritten to more closely align with analytics.js. See javadoc and /analytics/devguides/collection/android/v3/ for details. * All track and send methods removed. Instead, you can use the send method and the corresponding construct methods in the MapBuilder class to send hits. See the class Fields for a list of constants you can use to build hits using set and send. * Many of the various properties have also been removed, including useHttps, anonymizeIp, etc. You can set/reset those properties using the set command. * EasyTracker now extends Tracker. There is no need to call EasyTracker.getTracker to make tracking calls directly. * The SDK no longer sets the session control flag to start on startup. Developers are now responsible for determining if a new session is needed. Note that EasyTracker still handles session management as before. * The SDK now supports a custom logging class. See Logger in the javadoc for details. * dryRun mode has been added. * clientId can now be read. Simply call tracker.get(Fields.CLIENT_ID). This call will block until the clientId has been loaded from the persistent store. * The SDK will no longer retry hits based on the HTTP response code.

This release contains: * Fifth beta release. * EasyTracker exception parsing bug fix. When ga_reportUncaughtExceptions flag is set, we were not initializing the exception parser, and as a result not parsing the location of an uncaught exception. With this fix, the crash and exception reports will report the location of uncaught exceptions when ga_reportUncaughtExceptions is set to true.

This release contains: * Fourth beta release. * The SDK will now respect the sample rate setting. If you previously set the sample rate to other than 100% you will now see a corresponding decrease in some of your Analytics metrics compared with beta 3. * Changed track methods to send (e.g. trackView now called sendView). * Added local currency support via Transaction.setCurrencyCode * Use HTTPS by default instead of HTTP. * SDK will not attempt to dispatch hits if there is no network connectivity. * Avoid ANRs while attempting to handle install campaign data. * Removed TrackedActivity classes from the SDK. * Move SDK initialization off the main UI Thread. * Improve the SDK’s ability to recover from a corrupted SQLite database. * Several other crashes and bugs fixed.

This release contains:

  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fix migration from pre-1.5 SDK CVs to 1.5 SDK custom variables.
    • Honor user’s background data restrictions setting.

This release contains:

  • Bug Fixes:

    • Fix memory leak.
    • Events now include the last tracked page view (utmp).
  • New Features:

    • Support 50 custom variables (Note: this feature is available to Google Analytics Premium users only).

This release contains:

  • Added support for custom dimensions and metrics.
  • Added support for social interaction tracking.
  • Made StandardExceptionParser class public
  • Fixed occasional crashes during initialization of the SDK.
  • Fixed INSTALL_REFERRER broadcasts being ignored on some devices.
  • Fixed ConcurrentModificationExceptions in GoogleTracker class.
  • Other bugfixes and enhancements

This release contains:

  • Simplified EasyTracker interface.
  • Control of dispatching moved to a new class, GAServiceManager.
  • Updated to latest wire format.
  • sampleRate changed to double.
  • Excessive tracking is throttled.
  • Undispatched tracking information is deleted when opt-out is enabled.
  • Undispatched tracking information older than 30 days will be deleted.
  • Other bugfixes and enhancements.

This release contains:

  • startSession method has been removed. Use setStartSession instead.
  • Added ga_sessionTimeout parameter to EasyTracker.
  • Implemented power save mode.
  • Added trackView method to GAITracker which takes no argument.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented exception parameters from being sent on hits.
  • Hits that can’t be read from the database are discarded instead of permanently blocking all hits from being dispatched.
  • Updated to latest wire format.
  • Implemented timing hit type.
  • Implemented Ecommerce hit types (transaction and item).

This release contains:

  • Documentation:

    • The ReadMe.txt has been updated to point to the website for documentation.

This release contains:

  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed handling of Destination URL Autotracking from Google Play.
    • Allow the referrer parameter to setReferrer to be url-encoded.

This release contains:

  • Bug Fixes:
    • Trapped and handled several SQLiteExceptions.
    • Fixed NullPointerException in stopSession if called prior to calling startNewSession.
    • Fixed Out Of Memory errors on HTC Thunderbolt and Motorola Droid Bionic devices.
    • Eliminated unnecessary database access in the dispatch method.

This release contains:

  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed bug in general campaign referral tracking.
    • Fixed anonymizeIp flag interfering with campaign tracking.

This release contains:

  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed several issues in database handling.
    • Fixed exceptions while using custom variables.
    • Hold the application context instead of the context passed into it.
    • Removed the ability to accidently create phantom sessions.
  • New Features:
    • Added the ability to set campaign referrals at any time
    • Added sampleRate flag
    • Added anonymizeIp flag

This release contains:

  • Bug Fixes:

    • Fixed badly formatted userAgent String.
  • New Features:

    • Added support for Ecommerce tracking
    • Added debug flag
    • Added dryRun flag

This release contains:

  • Bug Fixes:

    • Fixed improper encoding of spaces.
    • SQLiteExceptions no longer cause apps to crash.
  • New Features:

    • Added support for custom variables