The team is considering adding an export function to the Podlove Publisher Analytics feature so that episode download data can be exported to one or more files.
We’d like to collect feedback from you how you would want these files to be structured, what information it should contain and which format(s).
What kind of functionality we’d like to enable
Our front-end analytics are off to a good start. It looks as if we can produce stable results that provide actual insight into what’s going on with our podcasts but we’d love to be able to dig deeper. Before pushing out new features we’d love to see others doing statistical experiments with their data.
What is in the database
We are currently tracking Download Intents which is our name for a download that is expected to be triggered as the Publisher receives a request for the download URL from some program.
We store time and date along with user agent information and we generate a location by evaluating the IP address the request came from. We do not store IP addresses in the analytics database for privacy reasons.
This data is regularly aggregated so that it can be quickly displayed on the analytics page.
So any export could present either raw download data (with every single download on record) or aggregated data (by 24h).
Episode metadata description file
An upcoming release would also provide a general file (in XML and/or JSON format) containing the most important meta data about all episodes. This metadata would include both titles and descriptions as well as all associated media file names and image URLs. This file can serve as a reference for statistical software to display stats in a meaningful way.
What we need feedback on
Most important we’d love to get suggestions on
- structure of the export format (XML, lined-based, JSON etc,)
- which datapoints to include
- if you prefer raw or aggregated data
Thanks in advance