I published 3 different socially minded games in 2012, but keeping track of how well all my different games were doing was tricky, so I built a quick dashboard that let me quickly check key stats for all three games.
Techy details on stat tracking AJAX, PHP, MySQL
All of my games make AJAX calls at certain milestones in the game, sending the device’s unique id, player’s score, and any other pieces of interesting info to a PHP page that inserts it into a MySQL database. The graphs below just pull data from these databases and aggregates and compiles it into a quick glance summary. The graphs use jQuery to look pretty(Based off of Derek Mack’s
animated graph code ) and PHP for getting my data from the MySQL databases.
My app versions of the games can make the same AJAX calls, letting me track usage in a single place, instead of checking Google Analytics, App Developer Account(s) etc. It also gives me finer control over tracking player’s progression in the game.