Piwik 1.5 nears with release candidate
The Piwik development team has published a release candidate for version 1.5 of its open source web analysis suite. Piwik 1.5 now allows users to track custom variables on a per page basis and features the addition of e-commerce analytics so that developers can track, for example, product views when visitors add items to their shopping carts and e-commerce orders.
At the same time, the project has published a release candidate for version 1.5 of its mobile app. The Piwik Mobile app for Android 2.1 or later now displays visitor statistics in real time and supports screen rotation. Fonts and images are now said to be sharper and the app's performance and usability have both been improved. Support for the latest tablet version of Android, version 3.0 "Honeycomb", is also included.
The developers say that they are seeking more users interested in testing the public release candidate before the stable version is released. As with all development releases, use in production environments and on mission critical systems is not advised.
More details about the release candidate can be found in a post on the Piwik blog and on the Piwik forum. Users can download (direct download) the Piwik 1.5 RC from the project's web site. The stable 1.5 release is expected to arrive in the next few days provided no blocker bugs are discovered.