Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Measure Map: Statistics for Bloggers

Category: Showcase

<p>It seems quite apt to post about Measure Map the day after Urchin got re-released as Google Analytics.

Adaptive Path (I think you have heard of them ;) saw that the web statistics out there were focused on the world of pages, and that bloggers wanted to think of a world in posts, comments, links to and out of their blogs, etc.

So, they went to work on Measure Map, which gives you a nice clean interface to those statistics.

We took Measure Map for a ride on Ajaxian.com, and so far have enjoyed it.

The interface is very clean and simple (as it should be since it was written by usability gurus!) yet gets you what you need.

What people find most interesting is the tie in between Ajax and Flash in the application. When they thought that the app could use Flash, they just did it!

You see this on most of the pages. The date widget on the top allows you to select days by dragging side bars around (instead of typing in dates).

If you want to see how they did it, head over to their developer explanation.

Cool stuff, but I wonder if some people don’t quite get it at first :)

What is really nice is the summaries. They do a good job of looking at the mass of data and giving you what you want to know. You don’t care about image downloads etc, you care about a higher level of abstraction as a blogger, and they do that well.

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Thanks for posting this, I’ve applied for an account through them. It will be interesting to see some statistics on my technology news blog.

Comment by Michael Wales — November 20, 2005

[...] Adaptive Path have kindly released a two bundles of the date slider widget that they use in Measure Map (which we covered in the past). The date slider is a Flash visualization that Measure Map uses as one way to navigate the site. We are happy to provide a version of this date slider to the public. [...]

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