Why No Flash Statistics

I am very much a newbie when it comes to coding, so please be tolerant of my question.

I have searched through the forum and read a lot of entries asking about the possibility of monitoring flash web sites with Piwik. There are many questions but not many answers.

I would like to understand if there is a solution and if not, will there ever be something added in the future that will make it possible.

Thanks in advance for an answer.

Kind Regards

Hi Lawrence,

I’m new to Piwik but I believe you may be able to track flash websites using the ExternalInterface class to speak to javascript. Then use create a javascript function such as the one below to trigger a new page view or event (such as a click on your Flash application):

function trackPage(pageName){

Learn more about JS custom tracking here:

And about Flash’s ExternalInterface here:

Let us know how it goes.

Thanks a million for the advice, I will send this off to my developer and see if he can get this implemented into the swf file to try to track activity on the different pages.

Thanks again


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