Heat Maps & More In Flash

So i’ve returned from FOTB 08 with a head full of ideas.

There were some truely amazing concepts on show but one that particularly interested me was ‘Revolutionizing web analytics with Adobe AIR’ by Nicolas Lierman http://www.aboutnico.be/.

Nicolas discussed as part of his talk some of his applications such as ‘Google Analytics Reporting Suite’ which he developed privately and the new ‘Workspace Analytics’ by BroadChoice http://www.broadchoice.com/products/workspace_analytics/

The reason i enjoyed the presentation was because i had done some very similar applications that were in some ways more complex and customiseable but on the other hand very unfinished. I had been here before working on my variations about 18 months ago whilst working freelance for a company called Media Intelligence who were at the time very small yet full of ideas that they let me prototype, realise and grow. I think i came up with some useful visulizations but unfortunately i never really was able to create anything as finished or cohesive as i would have liked.

In this post i present my Static Click Test Reporting Tool and a similar varient called the Page Flip Click Test Reporting Tool. Here are some screenshots of some of my ideas that i think extend some of the applications Nicolas discussed.

View the applications here:

Static Click Test Reporting Tool You might want to reduce the number of clicks displayed (500 is good) as this version creates a new MovieClip for each click which can be very slow and also has issues when blurring. To create a graph simply drag a box over an area of the image.

Page Flip Click Test Reporting Tool This works with BitmapData so no problems rendering lots of clicks and no artefacts when blurring.

Any feedback or suggestions would be great!


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