Using the Piwik API and Adobe AIR: interesting use cases
Some Piwik users are making interesting use of the API. We recently heard of two different projects that show your web analytics reports in an Adobe AIR interface for slick reporting, on your desktop.
1) Desktop Web Analytics project (official website)
Benoit Pouzet, a french Piwik user, has built a (beta) Desktop Web Analytics – for Piwik. He has integrated nearly all the available reports in the UI!
He has also built new features like showing a world map of where your visitors are from:
The application calls the API to load the data in XML, and then processes it using the Adobe AIR framework. The result is a slick and new way of quickly checking your analytics. The app also handles several websites just like Piwik. You can install it in one click, it will add a shortcut on your desktop, and try it using the default profile loading data from the Piwik demo.
2) Piwik Connector (official website)
Tino Goetz has written a more simple AIR app, that lets you quickly visualize how many visitors come to all your Piwik websites, per hour, day. You can download the app on the website piwik connector.
Good luck to both Benoit and Tino for improving their Piwik AIR apps!