JavaScript module
Isomorphic analytics and error tracking library for browser, Node.js and Electron/ NW.js applications.
We made it as simple as possible to report the data you need to analyze your app and improve it.
To start using this module, sign up and get an app ID on Nucleus.sh.
Electron:
This module works in both the renderer and the main process, but you should use it in one process only, otherwise you'll see duplicate data. We recommend the renderer process with nodeIntegration enabled.

V4.0 breaking changes

  • the .appStarted() method has been removed and integrated into .init()
  • the module is now 100% compatible with browser and hybrid environments
  • anonymous users are automatically tracked
  • user sessions now expire after 30 mins of inactivity
  • on Electron, the module is now made to be used in 1 process only (renderer recommended)
  • The device ID is now different between computer user sessions (existing users will count as new users on the dashboard)
  • .screen() has been replaced by .page() (but is still available as an alias)
  • the "autoUserId" option has been removed
  • the deprecated .checkUpdates() method has been removed
  • events are throttle to 20/s maximum
  • stop tracking device ram and arch

Installation

Using npm (recommended):
$ npm install nucleus-analytics --save
In the browser:
<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/gh/nucleus-sh/nucleus-analytics/dist/browser.js"></script>

Usage

First sign-up and get a tracking ID for your app here.
With ES6 imports:
import Nucleus from "nucleus-analytics"
Or with CommonJS imports:
const Nucleus = require('nucleus-analytics')
Then:
Nucleus.init("<Your App Id>")
​
// Optional: sets an user ID
Nucleus.setUserId("richard_hendrix")
​
// Report things
Nucleus.track("PLAYED_TRACK", {
trackName: "My Awesome Song",
duration: 120,
})
You only need to call init once.

Options

You can init Nucleus with options:
import Nucleus from "nucleus-analytics"
​
Nucleus.init("<Your App Id>", {
disableInDev: false, // disable module while in development (default: false)
disableTracking: false, // completely disable tracking from the start (default: false)
disableErrorReports: false, // disable errors reporting (default: false)
sessionTimeout: 60 * 60, // in seconds, after how much inactivity a session expires
useOldDeviceId: false, // use the legacy device ID (default: false)
debug: true, // Show logs
})
Each property is optional. You can start using the module with just the app ID.
The module will try to autodetect a maximum of data as possible but some can fail to detect. It will tell you in the logs which one it failed to detect.
You can also change the data:
Nucleus.setProps({
version: "0.3.1",
language: "fr",
// ...
})
Note : when running in development, the app version will be '0.0.0'

Identify your users

You can track specific users actions on the 'User Explorer' section of your dashboard.
For that, you need to supply an userId, a string that will allow you to track your users.
It can be your own generated ID, an email, username... etc.
Nucleus.identify("someUniqueUserId")
You can also pass custom attributes to be reported along with it.
Nucleus.identify("someUniqueUserId", {
age: 34,
name: "Richard Hendricks",
jobType: "CEO",
})
If you call .identify() multiple times, the last one will be remembered as the current user data (it will overwrite).
Later on, you can update the userId only (and keep the attributes) with this method:
Nucleus.setUserId("someUniqueUserId")

Update user attributes

You can report custom user attributes along with the automatic data.
Those will be visible in your user dashboard if you previously set an user ID.
The module will remember past properties so you can use Nucleus.setProps multiple times without overwriting past props.
Properties can either numbers, strings or booleans. Nested properties or arrays aren't supported at the moment.
Nucleus.setProps({
age: 34,
name: "Richard Hendricks",
jobType: "CEO",
})
Overwrite past properties by setting the second parameter as true.
Nucleus.setProps({
age: 23
}, true)

Events

Send your own events and track user actions:
Nucleus.track("PLAYED_TRACK")
They are a couple event names that are reserved by Nucleus: init, error: and nucleus:. Don't report events containing these strings.
Attach custom data
You can also add extra information to tracked events, as a JSON object.
Properties can either numbers, strings or booleans. Nested properties or arrays aren't supported at the moment (they won't show in the dashboard).
Example
Nucleus.track("PLAYED_TRACK", {
trackName: "My Awesome Song",
duration: 120,
})
Pages and Screen Views (beta)
You can set up Nucleus to track page visits and screen views in your app.
For that, whenever the user navigates to a different page, call the .page() method with the new view name.
Nucleus.page("View Name")
You can attach extra info about the view. Example:
Nucleus.page("Cart", {
action: "addItem",
count: 5
})
Params can either be numbers, strings or booleans. Nested params or arrays aren't supported at the moment (they won't show in the dashboard).

Toggle tracking

This will completely disable any communication with Nucleus' servers.
To opt-out your users from tracking, use the following methods:
Nucleus.disableTracking()
and to opt back in:
Nucleus.enableTracking()
This change won't persist after restarts so you have to handle the saving of the settings.
You can also supply a disableTracking: true option to the module on start if you want to directly prevent tracking.

Error tracking

Nucleus will by default report all uncaughtException, unhandledRejection and windowError events.
If you'd like to report another type of error, you can do so with:
Nucleus.trackError("myCustomError", err)