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Advanced Onilne Analytics Tool

Published 08/30/2013 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Heap is an analytics tool that helps users gather data on visitor activity. The application works with web and iOS products. Everything is collected from the beginning so the user can start checking up immediately without waiting days for data to build up. No code is needed to define meaningful cohorts and the user can define events through the CSS selector or gestures. The interface is also versatile with a single user and all user action view options. All user interactions are automatically captured so the user can access a full spectrum of stats without limitations. The event feed provides users with a link so they can set everything up without entering a single line of code.

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What is the history and popularity of the app? was created to provide users with an easier, more flexible way to monitor web activity. The application goes to great lengths to provide that service in the most user friendly way possible. So far Heap has received many mentions on the web, although actual user comments are still somewhat sparse. The application hasn’t been around nearly as long as other analytics tools so this may change over time. For now Heap promises to offer a pleasantly code-free interface and many ways to gather data on user activity.

What are the differences to other apps?

One of the biggest draws to Heap is its interface. The application makes things easy for the user by providing a clean, graphical interface that includes all the tools the user needs to completely customize the experience. Users can avoid figuring out lines of code and instead select options or create their own. It’s very versatile and an appealing alternative for newcomers and those with little to know programming knowledge.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Heap has created a clean, organized environment that manages to stay professional and still look inviting. The low key color scheme allows all eyes to stay on the colorful charts and graphs that reveal trends in user activity. The layout and use of buttons and drop down boxes over code make the application very easy to navigate. Even brand new users who are just starting out will have no trouble implementing Heap.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can sign up for Heap by clicking the large “Get Started” button found along the left side of the homepage. The form on the following page asks for an email address, company name and password. After submitting the form, the user is automatically logged in and can paste the code provided into their website to get started.

What does it cost to use the application?

All new users are given access to a free 60 day trial account. After that the user must pay a flat per user free. This amount scales based on size. The minimum number of monthly unique visitors starts at 20 for .20 cents each per month and goes as high as 490,000 at a rate of $1,966.67 per month. Users with 500,000 or more unique visitors must contact Heap for a custom quote.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Heap is a valuable tool for anyone who wants to track user activity. The application is very easy to use and provides a convenient interface that takes much of the guesswork out of customizing the way a website is monitored. The pricing system scales so the user is only paying for as much service as they actually use. Overall it’s an appealing solution for professionals, companies and organizations who want a reliable, versatile analytics tool.

  • User friendly interface that doesn't require code
  • Start tracking and monitoring activity immediately
  • Switch between single visitor and all visitor views
  • Define events using the CSS selector or gestures
  • Clear, colorful data displays are easy to read

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Cheapest plan (per month) : $25.00
Most expensive plan (per month) : $2,000.00




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