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Snowplow Plugin for getanalytics.io

The Snowplow JavaScript Tracker can now be deployed directly into your web and node applications using the analytics and @analytics/snowplow NPM packages.

Recommendation

Snowplow recommends using the official @snowplow/browser-tracker or @snowplow/node-tracker instead of this package as you will receive updates faster and install a smaller dependency into your application, unless you wish to send your events to multiple providers which is where the @analytics packages are particularly useful.

Quick Start

npm install analytics npm install @analytics/snowplow
Code language: CSS (css)

Initialise the plugin:

import Analytics from 'analytics' import snowplowPlugin from '@analytics/snowplow' const analytics = Analytics({ app: 'awesome-app', plugins: [ // Minimal recommended configuration snowplowPlugin({ name: 'snowplow', collectorUrl: 'collector.mysite.com', trackerSettings: { appId: 'myApp', contexts: { webPage: true } } }) ] })
Code language: JavaScript (javascript)

Then track a page view event:

analytics.page()
Code language: CSS (css)

Full documentation

Snowplow Plugin documentation (getanalytics.io)

Analytics package documentation (getanalytics.io)

If you’d like to learn more about Snowplow BDP you can book a demo with our team, or if you’d prefer, you can try Snowplow technology for yourself quickly and easily.