Basic methods

Tutorial

The event allows you to track tutorial completion and identify the stages where you lose new users.

We recommend tracking the starting point (value -1) before beginning the first tutorial stage, then passing the counting number of every completed stage after its completion (integers larger than 0), and at the end, marking the moment of the last tutorial stage completion (value -2).

If your app has an option of skipping the tutorial and the user has used it, then it’s necessary to send a refusal value (value 0) only.

DTDAnalytics.tutorial(step: 1)

The method takes on the step value with an integer type.

ValueMeaning

0

The user skipped the tutorial

-1

The value defines the beginning of the tutorial

1..int

Counting number of completed tutorial stage

-2

The value defines the completion of the tutorial

Level up

The event allows you to analyze the distribution of players over different game levels, monitor the in-game currency balance by levels. You can find more information about the right moment to use LevelUp event here.

The event should be dispatched right after the level-up. The number of the level reached is passed to the level parameter.

DTDAnalytics.levelUp(level: 2)

To monitor the average account balance of in-game currency by the end of each level, dispatch in-game currencies (resources) names and their amounts to the method signature:

let balance: [String: Int] = ["Currency name 1": 100, "Currency name 2": 10]
DTDAnalytics.levelUp(level: 2, balances: balance)

Attention! The number of tracked in-game currencies or resources (their unique names) should not exceed 30 at all times.

ParameterTypeRestrictionsDescription

level

int

From 1 to Int32.max - 1

Level reached

balances

[String:Int]

String - from 1 to 24 symbols

Int - from Int64.min to int64.max

Resources’ names and number at the time of level up

Current Balance

To track the average balance of in-game currency disregarding the level up event, pass the list of in-game currency (resource) names and their amount to the method signature:

let balance: [String: Int] = ["Currency name 1": 100, "Currency name 2": 10]
DTDAnalytics.currentBalance(balance: balance)

Currency Accrual

You need to dispatch the event after every game account balance refill if you want to track the average in-game currency amount acquired or earned by the players for a certain timeframe or during a level playthrough.

DTDAnalytics.currencyAccrual(currencyName: "Currency name 1", 
                             currencyAmount: 100, 
                             source: "Source name", 
                             accrualType: .earned)
ParameterTypeRestrictionsDescription

currencyName

string

from 1 to 24 symbols

In-game currency/resource name

currencyAmount

int

from 1 to Int32.max

Amount of currency in circulation

source

string

from 1 to 23 symbols

The sources of currency/resources. It can be used for breaking down income by its sources. For example, a city builder game may have some: “Rent” for the profit received from rental property, or “Bank” if the player has purchased some currency.

accrualType

DTDAccrualType (enum)

The currency/resource source type. The player can either gain resources during the game (earned) or purchase them for money (bought)

acrualType can receive one of the following values:

public enum DTDAccrualType: Int {
    case earned = 0
    case bought = 1
}

Virtual Currency Payment

Pass this event after every purchase if you want to track in-game currency spends and items’ popularity. You can apply this event to both games and any apps with virtual currency.

DTDAnalytics.virtualCurrencyPayment(purchaseId: "Purchase ID",
                                    purchaseType: "Purchase type",
                                    purchaseAmount: 100,
                                    purchasePrice: 10,
                                    purchaseCurrency: "Purchase currency")

In case the item is sold for more than one currency/resource, you need to build a dictionary with all the names and amounts of the currencies/resources.

let resources: [String: Int] = ["Purchase currency name 1": 100, 
                                "Purchase currency name 2": 10]
DTDAnalytics.virtualCurrencyPayment(purchaseId: "Purchase ID",
                                    purchaseType: "Purchase Type",
                                    purchaseAmount: 100,
                                    resources: resources)
ParameterTypeRestrictionsDescription

purchaseId

string

from 1 to 32 symbols

A unique purchase name or ID. Make sure that the names are always in the same language otherwise they will be listed as different items.

purchaseType

string

from 1 to 96 symbols

The name of a resource group. For example, for “Wood” it can be “Construction materials”.

purchaseAmount

int

from 1 to Int32.max

The number of units of goods purchased.

purchaseCurrency

string

from 1 to 24 symbols

The name of a currency used for the purchase.

purchasePrice

int

from 1 to Int32.max

The price of the purchased item in the specified in-game currency.

Real Payment

To track payments in a real currency, dispatch this event right after the system validates that the payment went through successfully. The event is fundamental and mandatory for all the app metrics related to monetization.

DTDAnalytics.realCurrencyPayment(orderId: "Order ID", 
                                 price: 12.5, 
                                 productId: "Product ID", 
                                 currencyCode: "USD")
ParameterTypeRestrictionsDescription

orderId

string

from 1 to 65 symbols

A unique transaction ID. Use transactionIdentifier property value in SKPaymentTransaction object in a complete transaction receipt.

currencyCode

string

precisely 3 symbols

Transaction currency (ISO 4217 standard) e.g. USD, EUR etc.

price

double

from Double.min to Double.max

The item price in the transaction currency.

productId

string

from 1 to 255 symbols

Item name. We recommend using a bundle or names in the same language.

By default (easy to change in the app’s settings) devtodev server invalidates transactions with previously-used identifiers. Besides, the server performs identifier checks by its outer appearance in order to avoid obvious fraud.

If you want to exclude fraud payments from your reports altogether, before creating ‘Real Currency Payment’ event, use devtodev anti-cheat feature.

Subscriptions

The described method is available beginning with version 2.1.0!

Tracking of subscriptions is now available for Apple App Store and Google Play only.

Please note that in order to track subscriptions, you need to do the following:

  1. Call the subscriptionPayment method (described below)

To track your income from subscriptions, you need to call the following method at the moment of the subscription purchase even if the user signed up for a trial subscription: func subscriptionPayment(transaction: SKPaymentTransaction, product: SKProduct).

For example:

extension Purchases: SKPaymentTransactionObserver {
  func paymentQueue(_ queue: SKPaymentQueue, updatedTransactions transactions: [SKPaymentTransaction]) {
    for transaction in transactions { 
      switch transaction.transactionState {
      case .purchased:
          // Your code ...
          if let product = products?[transaction.payment.productIdentifier] {
             DTDAnalytics.subscriptionPayment(transaction: transaction, product: product)
          }
      case .restored:
          // Your code ...
      case .failed:
          // Your code ...
      default:
          // Your code ...
      }
    }
  }
}

Further user actions - renewal, unsubscription, etc. are tracked by using the data received from AppStore in the server-server format. You will need the corresponding setting for it.

Also, if you want to track changes in the status of the subscriptions purchased before devtodev SDK 2.0 integration, you need to transfer your history of previously purchased subscriptions to devtodev.

The SDK monitors the need for historical data to avoid sending out excessive queries to App Store. Use the DTDAnalytics.isRestoreTransactionHistoryRequiredmethod to check whether or not there is a need in sending out the information about the previously purchased subscriptions to devtodev. The method returns BOOL value.

An example of a purchase history query with verification of the need for it:

DTDAnalytics.isRestoreTransactionHistoryRequired { isNeedRestore in
  if isNeedRestore {
    DispatchQueue.main.async {
      SKPaymentQueue.default().restoreCompletedTransactions()
    }
  }
}

Use the DTDAnalytics.subscriptionHistory method to transfer the list of previously purchased subscriptions received from App Store.

If your project accounts users by user ID (not by device ID) and the device is used by more than one user, you need to filter the transaction history so that it will contain only those transactions that belong to the active user. Otherwise, subscriptions of all device users will be attributed to the user who was the first to launch the app after the integration of subscription tracking.

extension Purchases: SKPaymentTransactionObserver {
  func paymentQueueRestoreCompletedTransactionsFinished(_ queue: SKPaymentQueue) {
    // Your code ...
    let restoredTransactions = queue.transactions.filter { $0.transactionState == .restored }
    DTDAnalytics.subscriptionHistory(transactions: restoredTransactions)
  }
}

To recover the purchase history, the user should be logged in with his Apple ID. Be mindful of this before starting the recovering process.