I'm implementing some code to do my own referral tracking on downloads from the Android market.
See Android referral tracking does not work for an idea of what my app is doing.
How can I test if this code is working before deploying to the public?
The easiest way is using
adb. You don't have to write any code.
Just run in a terminal:
adb shell am broadcast -a com.android.vending.INSTALL_REFERRER -n <your.package>/.<path.up.until.your.BroadcastReceiver> --es "referrer" "utm_source=test_source\&utm_medium=test_medium\&utm_term=test_term\&utm_content=test_content\&utm_campaign=test_name"
Here's my exact line:
am broadcast -a com.android.vending.INSTALL_REFERRER -n net.lp.collectionista/.util.broadcast_receivers.FacadeBroadcastReceiver --es "referrer" "utm_source=test_source\&utm_medium=test_medium\&utm_term=test_term\&utm_content=test_content\&utm_campaign=test_name"
BroadcastReceiver may need to be the
For Google Analytics v2:
For Google Analytics v3:
For Google Analytics v4:
As Luigi said, you can also leave out the
"-n" componentname part, but then every app on your device will receive the referral. This can be a good extra test to see if your
BroadcastReceiver can be found properly.
The output I see (especially the last line is important):
05-13 17:28:08.335: D/Collectionista FacadeBroadcastReceiver(8525): Receiver called 05-13 17:28:08.335: V/Collectionista FacadeBroadcastReceiver(8525): Receiver called with action: com.android.vending.INSTALL_REFERRER 05-13 17:28:08.365: D/GoogleAnalyticsTracker(8525): Stored referrer:utmcsr=test_source|utmccn=test_name|utmcmd=test_medium|utmctr=test_term|utmcct=test_content