Extending Your Front-End Insights with The Logentries Pixel Tracker

Since we rolled out our JavaScript logging capability last Fall we’ve seen the concept of client-side logging (both on the web and native platforms) gaining a lot of traction as customers try to get more visibility into how people use their products, and quickly troubleshoot them when things go wrong.

We use the JS client library extensively at Logentries to improve our product development and operational decisions. If you’re running a service and want to be better informed when answering questions like:

  • How are people actually using my product?
  • Do customers really want feature x?
  • What do we need to spend time optimizing?

Then extending your front-end logging & metrics coverage is probably the best place to start.

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Pixel Tracker

We’ve been hearing about a lot of cases where customers want to capture metrics in an environment where our JavaScript client library is overkill, or where JavaScript is disabled altogether. To meet this need, today we’re announcing our pixel tracker API.

You can get started sending log/metrics data to Logentries via the pixel tracker in 5 minutes:

  1. Sign up for a free account if you haven’t already
  2. Set up a log, get a token
  3. Embed the pixel tracker in your HTML:
<img src="https://js.logentries.com/v1/logs/TOKEN?e=BASE64-ENCODED-DATA"/>

From the command line, you can send some log data like this:

curl https://js.logentries.com/v1/logs/TOKEN?e=`echo 'Hello, Logentries!' | base64`

We’re looking forward to hearing what you think! And, if you need more information, check out the Pixel Tracker API Documentation.

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