Archive for ‘Utilities’

YouTube Event Logging
April 25th, 2010

A few months ago, a project bid had me looking at YouTube's JavaScript API for ways to manage a video library through a custom interface. Most of the videos were over 30 minutes, and I thought it would be great if I could provide some analytics on how users were interacting with the videos.

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Clicky Monitor, AKA ClickyChrome
March 14th, 2010

Clicky is an amazing web analytics service. Its killer feature is the ability see data in real-time, allowing you to watch your visitors as they browse your site.

I love Clicky, and I love their API. Because the analytics data is available immediately, I found myself wishing I could have a constant notification of how many visitors were on my site without having to leave a tab or window open all the time.

I also love Google Chrome. As soon as LastPass made an extension for it, Chrome became my default browser. After reading a little about Chrome extensions and how they were just HTML and JavaScript, I knew what my next project would be... ClickyChrome.

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