On top of all that, members can now configure their time zone, rename their website and configure URL Query parameters. I’m especially grateful for the timezone configuration as my stats would reset to the next day at 8P.M. EST which was a little annoying.
There is also word that Woopra will be developing an iPhone application. I’m sure Woopra and iPhone make for a perfect match. Last but not least, a revamped client is coming down the pike that will contain campaign and ad tracking. Two features that I think many bloggers will love.
If you haven’t opened up your copy of Woopra yet, do so soon as they have released version 1.2 of their analytics client. This new version has finally fixed a long standing problem I’ve had with Woopra since the release of 1.1 and that is the referral com null redirection error. I’m happy to say, that feature works properly now.
After installing and running Woopra 1.2 for the first time, there are two things that you should notice right off the bat. The first, Woopra now has a new desktop shortcut icon.
Although the icon is not a drastic change, it has a slicker appearance than the other one.
The second thing you’ll notice is that Woopra now has a dashboard area or a homepage. I call it a dashboard because its purpose reminds of me of the WordPress dashboard. This is where news from the Woopra site is displayed along with advertisements on the right hand side. The advertisements are not that distracting and I feel this is one of the ways Woopra will be able to provide a tiered (paid for / free) service.
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The dashboard also provides at a glance information for each site you have configured to use Woopra. The dashboard contains information such as the live visitors, pageviews, and visits along with a mini bar graph for visual stats.
Other things that are new with Woopra:
- Support for Machines Running Java 1.5
- Map Customization
- Color-coded Visitor Map
- Analytics Filtering Improvements
- File Menu Standardization
- Live Visitor Counts on the Website Tabs
- New Login System
- Highlighted Tabs During Site Visits
- Significant Memory Handling Improvements
- Database Improvements Resulting in Multiple Speed Enhancements
- Changes Implemented For Future Updates
So far, I’ve been pretty happy with this new release. If you have upgraded to Woopra 1.2, let me know what you like most about the new version. If you would like to read more about the features in Woopra 1.2, be sure to read the official blog post which goes into more detail.
While traversing the web, I noticed that Woopra 1.2 RC2 had been released and is now being tested by the public. Mac users on older operating systems who have not been able to use Woopra because of Java 1.5 will be pleased as this new release should fix that issue.
Some other things worth mentioning:
- The Woopra main dashboard “home” view is improved and will showcase the Woopra Blog and a summary of your websites.
- Major improvements in speed, stability, CPU performance, and less memory leaks and crashes, with even more efficient code coming your way.
- Woopra Connection Handling for servers.
- Ability to add your logo to the Woopra map.
Thank goodness a new version appears to be on the horizon as I have had nothing but trouble with the software since they released 1.1. For example, when I click on the Currently Viewing link, I get a com null redirection error. No idea why that is and it has driven me up the wall. Others have reported the same issue in the forum. Woopra was a blast to use, but ever since 1.1 was released (should of been codenamed party pooper) I’ve opened Woopra less than 3 times a month.
I know quite a lot of you have jumped on the Woopra bandwagon. Have you had a positive experience with 1.1? Did anything break? Has the coolness factor of Woopra disappeared?
Excellent news for all of you lucky enough to be able to use Woopra as your statistical analytics package. The Woopra Client is now up to version 126.96.36.199. This new version contains a number of bug fixes alongside some new features.
One of the reasons which might of taken this client update so long to be released is that, according to John P. the client update works hand in hand with the back end architecture of their servers. In other words, the client update comes out at the same time that their back end undergoes an update.
Three features which become immediately apparent are as follows:
- The live map view now displays the page that a visitor is reading as they view it.
- The calendar has been updated to a cool new extremely easy to select slider bar.
- We’ve added multi-monitor support to the full screen live map.
Despite the new features and the bug fixes contained within this release, 188.8.131.52 is considered a minor release with a major version scheduled to be released within the next three weeks or so. Also worthy of mentioning is that all users who have been waiting to be approved should be approved by tomorrow evening. After the approvals, Woopra will have a testing base of over 20,000 users. That is 20,000 users which didn’t exist over 2 months ago.