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Firebase upgraded properties are not yet supported in Google Analytics App

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Recently I saw a message in Firebase Console to upgrade my Firebase property to Google Analytics property. Such properties are called Google Analytics App + Web properties in GA after upgrade. The primary benefit for upgrading the property that I see is that we can see all Firebase Analytics data in Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a tool that we all have used for years and it is slightly easier for me. I am also more comfortable doing analysis using Google Analytics than Firebase Analytics. On top of that we also get benefit of third party integrations like AdWords (now Google Ads) integration if we get all the data from Firebase Analytics into Google Analytics. So, I upgraded my Firebase property to Google Analytics property. The was a pleasant experience to see all Firebase Analytics data in Google Analytics in the format that I understand much better.

But soon I realized that there is one important part missing. On The Go, I use Google Analytics App to get a quick glance of m…

App Worth Calculator - App Price Estimator

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Now a days I see many requests for buying my Android Apps. It looks like a new business of sell & purchase of mobile app is coming up. Buying and selling websites and domain is there for quite some time now but app trading is something which looks like a recent phenomenon.

Till now there is no way we can calculate price of an app for buying and selling. Keeping this in mind, I have created a website (http://www.appprice.org/) and an mobile app for android (link on the website). Our "App Price Calculator" uses a formula developed by us which gives you an approximate cost of your app. This cost can be used for estimating worth of your app.

Please have a look and let me know your feedback - App Price Calculator

Social Networked Mobile App Store: Emerging Trend

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They say last decade belonged to “e” and this decade is going to belong to “m”. No wonder, as mobile is the personal device almost everyone possesses now a days. The word “m” has amazing potential to change the world and there is little doubt that it is going impact our life more and more in coming future.

In the “e” decade, Social Networks emerged as the hot trends. Social Networks like Facebook, and Twitter grown like everything. These are the places people started visiting regularly. Even e-mails are left behind by the social networks in terms of usage.

Then came "m" decade. With the emergence of Mobile Phones, another concept emerged called “App Store”. Apple’s iPhone lead the show with one single place to download and purchase applications. It simplified download and purchase process. Then there came more App Stores like Google’s Android store and Nokia’s OVI store.

I see an interesting trend will emerge in future. I will call it Social Networked App Store (or Just &q…

AJAX Black Book – A Quick Review

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While searching information on a specific topic today, I got my hands on a book that I purchased some time back. I generally buy a lot of books, but this book somehow I didn't read earlier. Name of the book is “AJAX Black Book”. Book is published by “Dreamtech Press” and author(s) name is not mentioned. TOC tells us that the book covers following topics –

AJAX, XMLHttpRequest, JavaScript, AJAX Frameworks (jQuery, Prototype, Dojo, DWR, Yahoo UI Library, Google Web Toolkit), Maps in AJAX (Google Maps, Yahoo Maps), ASP.NET and AJAX, PHP and AJAX, AJAX with JSF, AJAX with Struts, JSON in AJAX, AJAX Patterns, Consuming Web Services in AJAX, Securing AJAX Applications, Debugging the AJAX Application, Comet, Ruby on Rails etc.

Impressive, isn’t it? Or just look like a huge list of buzzwords? For me, I feel disappointed after going through the book. First of all, I don’t know why I bought this book. A book covering so many topics can not detail on the topic. Most of the time basic informa…

eXo raises $6M to strengthen US Market

eXo Platform, the company being eXo Portal and eXo CMS, has brought in $6 million in a first round of funding. As per the press release, the objective is to strengthen sales and marketing in US.
eXo already has a strong-presence in France, and with this eXo is all set for US.
Congrats Benjamin. Should I say beware Liferay? ;-)

ColdFusion supports JSR 168/ JSR 286 now

Today Adobe annouced ColdFusion 9. I worked on ColdFusion long back and I am sure that it has changed a lot since then. I have not used Coldfusion for a long time now, but what caught my attention today is the support for JSR 168 and JSR 286 portlet standards.

Support for JSR 168/ JSR 286 in Coldfusion means that Coldfusion users can use readily available portlets like SyncEx with Coldfusion. It gives Coldfusion users more pluggable components as well as give portlet vendors like SyncEx a little more market :-)

eXo Portal Merges into JBoss Community

Just now heard that eXo Platform merged portal software development into JBoss Community. I am watching open source portals for a long time and here is my understanding of what it means to everybody -

What it means to eXo
- eXo will be able to expand in USA where it was struggling for a long time

What it means to JBoss
- In absence of any real apps, JBoss Portal was more of a portlet container rather than a full flegged portal. JBoss suited as a middleware platform, but really lacked features (portlets/ apps) required for a portal. By this partnership JBoss will be able to get CMS, Groupware and couple of other applications that will make it competitive in open source portal market.

What it means to eXo-JBoss
- eXo-JBoss will be able to compete Sun-Liferay that was gaining market-share day by day.

What is means to everyone
- Open source portal market will become more competitive and hence we will se better open source portals in future.

I want to congratulate Benjamin, Julien and everybody inv…