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Tracking Chrome on Android with GA
travelin cat

 3:59 pm on Feb 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

We have reports that a form on our site is not working with Chrome on mobile phones. I have been trying to find out how many visitors we get via Android/Chrome and Google Analytics does not seem to break it down.

We can see Safari/Android, Firefox/Android and Opera Mini/Android, but not Chrome.

Since we have reports of problems, I can only assume that we are getting traffic, but can't see the numbers. I'm trying to determine if the development time would be worth it.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.



 4:07 am on Feb 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

There isn't a "chrome" browser on Android, the one I think your referring to, that is built into android by default is a WebKit based browser, (the same underlying rendering engine as in chrome)

So ideally you should be looking for Webkit on Android, I see that your browser is picking up "Safari" on android, there is not a safari browser for android (It's made by apple, so there never will be), BUT safari is another webkit implementation, so your analytics platform is probably mistaking "WebKit" for "Safari" (The implementation of Webkit on a mac/iPhone/iPad). So I'd say that the Safari/Android would be the users using the default android WebKit browser.

Hope that makes some sense, also the android developers sdk does include an android emulator so that can be useful for testing our sites in an emulated android environment for free.

travelin cat

 2:20 pm on Feb 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

Chris, that makes perfect sense. Thank you.

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