De eerste bètarelease van Piwik versie 3.0 is uitgekomen. Dit programma is een opensourcealternatief voor Google Analytics. Het maakt gebruik van php en een MySQL-database om zijn werk te doen. De functionaliteit kan eenvoudig worden uitgebreid met plug-ins, waarvan er ruim twintig worden meegeleverd. Natuurlijk kun je deze ook uitzetten als bepaalde functionaliteit niet nodig is. Voor meer informatie over Piwik verwijzen we naar deze pagina en een overzicht van de planning is op deze pagina te vinden. In versie 3.0 is onder meer de gebruikersinterface opgepoetst en volgt deze nu de Material Design. Dit moet er toe leiden dat Piwik beter en sneller reageert, met name op mobiele apparaten.
New Piwik 3 UI
Based on Material Design we have revamped the user interface which is now more responsive, more usable and faster. While the UI is not yet finished, we invite you to check it out already and to let us know what you think.
This new Piwik material design is a visual language that synthesizes classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science.
Piwik 3 will look and feel much better on your mobile phone and tablet. Many elements have been improved: the menus, the segment editor and dashboard selector, the widgets, the settings pages and most other pages so you can fully experience and enjoy Piwik on any device!
We have updated the menu structure, the dashboard selector as well as the footer in reports to make your life easier when using Piwik. We love to keep these complicated things simple. There are also many other tiny improvements that you will appreciate.
The Zen Mode lets you view in full screen your analytics reports and dashboards. Users love this feature and it can now be accessed by pressing “z” key.
Over the last months more and more web services have started using system fonts, and so will Piwik 3. System fonts look better, improve language support and give you a more native, familiar feeling.
For more details and screenshots have a look at the pull request for the Piwik 3 UI update.
With the “Latest Piwik Plugin Updates” widget you won’t miss any newly added or updated plugin anymore. This will help you learn about and discover the useful plugins and themes available on the Marketplace.
Super users can now see at a glance the current state of the Piwik system, thanks to the new “System Check” and “System Summary” widgets.
Piwik is the leading open analytics platform, highly customisable and extensible thanks to a flexible plugins architecture and a design based on APIs. In this new major Piwik 3 release, we significantly improve the foundation of our open platform and several of its core APIs.
The new Widgets and Reporting API makes it possible to add reports and widgets to any existing reporting page. In the past, reporting pages had to be created manually which was time consuming and it was hard to maintain a consistent look across different reporting pages. Now reporting pages are generated automatically by the Piwik platform.
The Plugin Settings API was changed to improve performance and to let plugin developers customize the Websites Manager. This is one step towards our goal to let users not only manage websites but also mobile apps, cars, coffee machines or any other thing.
To see a full list of changes in the Piwik 3 analytics platform, have a look at the developer changelog.