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What is Countly?
Countly is a product analytics solution and innovation enabler that helps teams track product performance and customer journey and behavior across mobile, web, and desktop applications. Ensuring privacy by design, Countly allows you to innovate and enhance your products to provide personalized and customized customer experiences, and meet key business and revenue goals.
Countly tracks 1.5B+ unique identities on more than 16,000 applications and using over 2,000 servers worldwide, making it a world leading product analytics platform. It securely processes billions of data points every day in the cloud and on-premise, giving you full control over your data.
Countly relies on a wide diversity of SDKs for deployment and provides an extensive list of plugins and dozens of integrations, as well as features a clean and intuitive UI with an easy-to-use and customizable Dashboard. The plaform is available in two different editions: Enterprise Edition, which offers a wider range of plugins, customizable SLA, and direct support; while Community Edition, with essential plugins and a free-to-use, open source, non-commercial license, lets you contribute new features, bug fixes, and optimize repositories, giving you the power to improve the product for yourself as well as for others.
And because data-flow security is critical, the Countly Dashboard enables you to not only access settings within your team but also provides a privacy-protection compliant environment, so you can focus on innovation with customer intelligence, without worrying about compliance.
An analytics platform as it should be: secure data ownership to track, measure, and take action, all in one place.
With Countly, understand your digital customer journey across devices. Build better ones.
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What is included?
This repository includes server-side part of Countly, with following features:
What can Countly track?
Countly can collect and visualize data from iOS, Android, Windows Phone devices, desktop applications (Windows, Mac OS) and web applications. You can find a list of official and community supported Countly SDK libraries here. Each SDK has its own installation instructions.
Plus lots of open source libraries!
Security is very important to us. If you discover any issue regarding security, please disclose the information responsibly by sending an email to email@example.com and not by creating a GitHub issue.
What makes Countly unique?
Countly is a privacy-focused and 360-degree analytics platform with several, unique values:
Differences between Community Edition & Enterprise Edition
Installing and upgrading Countly server
Countly installation script assumes it is running on a fresh, decent Ubuntu/CentOS/RHEL Linux without any services listening on port 80 or 443 (which should also be open to incoming traffic), and takes care of every library and software required to be installed for Countly to run.
There are several ways to install Countly:
The following command will download and install Countly on your Ubuntu or CentOS server.
wget -qO- https://c.ly/install | bash
If you have a Digital Ocean account, click here and install on Digital Ocean with a single click.
For bash lovers, we provide a beautiful installation script (
bin/countly.install.sh) in countly-server package which installs everything required to run Countly Server. For this, you need a stable release of this repository available here.
If you want to upgrade Countly from a previous version, please take a look at upgrading documentation.
API and Frontend
Countly has a well defined API, that reads and writes data from/to the Countly backend. Dashboard is built using the read API, so it's possible to fetch any information you see on the dashboard using the Countly API. If you are interested in creating new reports or visualisations in the UI, we recommend checking out the next section for creating plugins.
Extensibility and plugins
How can I help you with your efforts?
git checkout -b my-new-super-feature)
git commit -am 'Add some cool feature')
git push origin my-new-super-feature)
Also, you are encouraged to read an extended contribution section on how to contribute to Countly
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