django-app-metrics allows you to capture and report on various events in your applications. You simply define various named metrics and record when they happen. These might be certain events that may be immediatey useful, for example ‘New User Signups’, ‘Downloads’, etc.
Or they might not prove useful until some point in the future. But if you begin recording them now you’ll have great data later on if you do need it.
For example ‘Total Items Sold’ isn’t an exciting number when you’re just launching when you only care about revenue, but being able to do a contest for the 1 millionth sold item in the future you’ll be glad you were tracking it.
You then group these individual metrics into a MetricSet, where you define how often you want an email report being sent, and to which User(s) it should be sent.
django-celery_ must be installed, however if you do not wish to
actually use Celery you can simply set
CELERY_ALWAYS_EAGER = True in your
settings and it will behave as if Celery was not configured.
from app_metrics.utils import create_metric, metric
# Create a new metric to track my_metric = create_metric(name=‘New User Metric’, slug=‘new_user_signup’)
# Create a MetricSet which ties a metric to an email schedule and sets # who should receive it my_metric_set = create_metric_set(name=‘My Set’, metrics=[my_metric], email_recipients=[user1, user2])
# Increment the metric by one metric(‘new_user_signup’)
# Increment the metric by some other number metric(‘new_user_signup’, 4)
# Aggregate metric items into daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly totals # It’s fairly smart about it, so you’re safe to run this as often as you # like manage.py metrics_aggregate
# Send email reports to users manage.py metrics_send_mail
app_metrics.backends.db (Default) - This backend stores all metrics and
aggregations in your database. NOTE: Every call to
metric() generates a
database write, which may decrease your overall performance is you go nuts
with them or have a heavily traffic site.
app_metrics.backends.mixpanel - This backend allows you to pipe all of
your calls to
metric() to Mixpanel. See the
for more information on their API.
Mixpanel documentation: http://mixpanel.com/docs/api-documentation
APP_METRICS_BACKEND - Defaults to ‘app_metrics.backends.db’ if not defined.
APP_METRICS_MIXPANEL_TOKEN - Your Mixpanel.com API token
APP_METRICS_MIXPANEL_URL - Allow overriding of the API URL end point
APP_METRICS_SEND_ZERO_ACTIVITY - Prevent e-mails being sent when there’s been
no activity today (i.e. during testing). Defaults to
- Improve text and HTML templates to display trending data well
- Create redis backend for collection and aggregation