Daily iPad App: Quicklytics is the Analytics client that Google should have made
If you obsess over your website traffic and bemoan the fact that Google doesn't have a decent iOS Analytics client, then you should take a moment to check out Quicklytics . Quicklytics pulls your Google Analytics data and gives you a detailed look at your almost realtime** website traffic in just a few taps.
The iPad version of the app has an attractive, split-pane layout that places the most commonly checked statistics at the top of the screen in portrait view or on the left in landscape. This section includes a graph and six smaller panes that show metrics like pageviews, visits, goals value and more. Tapping on the pane changes the graph, which now shows the data for the metric you just selected. Tap and hold on one of these panes, and you can change the metric. It's an intuitive layout that packs a lot of information into a relatively compact space.
The other section of Quicklytics contains the bulk of your metrics. You can view your audience information, sources of your traffic, content information and ad conversions. Each one of these sections has between 10 and 30 variables that you can pour over. Quicklytics also supports multiple Google analytics accounts, and you can easily switch between each one with a swipe to the left or to the right. It's a staggering amount of data that you can carry around with you in your bag.
Google Fiber TV app makes its way to the iPad
Residents of Kansas City who prefer to use their iPad over a Nexus 7 are in luck, as Apple has just approved an official Google Fiber TV app for the device.
The app, which has been available on Android devices for almost a month, acts as a remote for those already subscribed to a Google Fiber TV plan. Subscribers will be able to search for programming and manage which shows they save to their DVR. The iPad app also allows subscribers to browse, buy, and watch on-demand movies and TV shows. (Of course, the only people who will really get any use out of this update are those in the greater Kansas City area. However, Google is planning to bring the Google Fiber service to Provo, Utah in 2013 and Austin, Texas in 2014.)
Google Fiber TV customers already get a Nexus 7 when they sign up for the service, but if you don’t like Android devices, then this is definitely a big benefit. I’d imagine it’ll also be useful for homes that have multiple people watching TV at different times. Since not everyone can have access to that “free” Nexus 7 at the same time, the added benefit of being able to use your iPad or iPad Mini will be nice.
Currently, there isn’t an iPhone/iPod Touch version of the Google Fiber TV app available, but the company did say its working on one that will be available in the near future.