Get started with Google Analytics for Unity

Google Analytics collects usage and behavior data for your app. The SDK logs two primary types of information:

  • Events: What is happening in your app, such as user actions, system events, or errors.
  • User properties: Attributes you define to describe segments of your user base, such as language preference or geographic location.

Analytics automatically logs some events and user properties; you don't need to add any code to enable them. If your app needs to collect additional data, you can set up to 25 different Analytics user properties and log up to 500 different Analytics event types in your app. There is no limit on the total volume of events your app logs.

To access this data:

  1. In the Firebase console, open your project.
  2. Select Analytics from the menu to view the Analytics reporting dashboard.

The Events tab shows the event reports that are automatically created for each distinct type of Analytics event logged by your app. Read more about the dashboard.

To help you get started, the Analytics SDK defines a number of recommended events that are common among different types of apps, including retail and ecommerce, travel, and gaming apps. To learn more about these events and when to use them, see Recommended events. To get the maximum detail in reports, log the suggested Analytics events that make sense for your app and their prescribed parameters. This also ensures that you benefit from the latest Google Analytics features as they become available.

Before you begin

Before you can use Google Analytics, you need to:

  • Register your Unity project and configure it to use Firebase.

    • If your Unity project already uses Firebase, then it's already registered and configured for Firebase.

    • If you don't have a Unity project, you can download a sample app.

  • Add the Firebase Unity SDK (specifically, FirebaseAnalytics.unitypackage) to your Unity project.

Note that adding Firebase to your Unity project involves tasks both in the Firebase console and in your open Unity project (for example, you download Firebase config files from the console, then move them into your Unity project).

Log events

You can immediately begin to log events with the LogEvent() method.

The following example logs events with various types of arguments:

// Log an event with no parameters.

// Log an event with a float parameter
  .LogEvent("progress", "percent", 0.4f);

// Log an event with an int parameter.

// Log an event with a string parameter.

// Log an event with multiple parameters, passed as a struct:
Firebase.Analytics.Parameter[] LevelUpParameters = {
  new Firebase.Analytics.Parameter(
    Firebase.Analytics.FirebaseAnalytics.ParameterLevel, 5),
  new Firebase.Analytics.Parameter(
    Firebase.Analytics.FirebaseAnalytics.ParameterCharacter, "mrspoon"),
  new Firebase.Analytics.Parameter(
    "hit_accuracy", 3.14f)

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