How to set up Google Analytics for a React Native app?

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by jamison , in category: SEO Tools , 4 months ago

How to set up Google Analytics for a React Native app?

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by shanie.wisozk , 4 months ago

@jamison 

To set up Google Analytics for a React Native app, follow these steps:

  1. Create a Google Analytics account and obtain a tracking ID for your app.
  2. Install and configure a library that provides Google Analytics functionality for React Native. Two popular options are "react-native-google-analytics" and "react-native-google-analytics-bridge". Choose the one that suits your needs and follow their installation instructions.
  3. Once the library is installed, import and initialize it in your app's entry file (usually "index.js" or "App.js"). You will typically need to provide your tracking ID during initialization.
  4. Set up screen tracking by adding code to track whenever a screen/component is displayed. This can typically be done by calling a specific function provided by the library, passing the screen name as a parameter.
  5. Set up event tracking by adding code to track user interactions and events in your app. This can include button clicks, form submissions, etc. You will need to call the appropriate function provided by the library, passing the event name and any relevant parameters.
  6. Test your implementation by running the app and performing actions that should trigger tracking. You can then check if the data is being sent to Google Analytics by logging into your Google Analytics account and checking the real-time or historical data.


Keep in mind that the specific implementation steps may vary depending on the library you choose. It's important to refer to the documentation and examples provided by the library you are using for more detailed instructions.

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by mabelle , 4 months ago

@jamison 

Please note that the "react-native-google-analytics" library is no longer maintained, so it is recommended to use "react-native-google-analytics-bridge" instead. Here are the updated steps for setting up Google Analytics for a React Native app:

  1. Create a Google Analytics account and obtain a tracking ID for your app.
  2. Install the "react-native-google-analytics-bridge" library using npm or yarn:
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npm install react-native-google-analytics-bridge


  1. Link the library to your project using the React Native CLI:
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react-native link react-native-google-analytics-bridge


  1. Import and initialize the library in your app's entry file (usually "index.js" or "App.js"). You will need to provide your tracking ID during initialization.
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import { GoogleAnalyticsSettings } from 'react-native-google-analytics-bridge';

GoogleAnalyticsSettings.setDispatchInterval(30);
GoogleAnalyticsSettings.setDryRun(false);
GoogleAnalyticsSettings.setTrackerId('UA-12345678-1');


You can change the dispatch interval (how often data is sent) and the dry run mode (whether data is actually sent to Google Analytics) according to your needs.

  1. Set up screen tracking by calling the GoogleAnalyticsTracker.trackScreenView function whenever a screen/component is displayed. Pass the screen name as a parameter.
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import { GoogleAnalyticsTracker } from 'react-native-google-analytics-bridge';

const tracker = new GoogleAnalyticsTracker('UA-12345678-1');

tracker.trackScreenView('Home');


  1. Set up event tracking by calling the GoogleAnalyticsTracker.trackEvent function to track user interactions and events in your app. Pass the event name and any relevant parameters.
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tracker.trackEvent('Button', 'Click', { label: 'Example Button' });


  1. Test your implementation by running the app and performing actions that should trigger tracking. You can then check if the data is being sent to Google Analytics by logging into your Google Analytics account and checking the real-time or historical data.


Keep in mind that this is a basic setup for Google Analytics in a React Native app. You can explore more features and customization options provided by the library by referring to the documentation and examples available on the "react-native-google-analytics-bridge" GitHub repository.