The next generation of mobile gaming is here and we’ve got a new way to test that.
As part of our annual Android Developers Conference, we’re launching the first-ever performance measurement tool.
The tool is called PerformanceTap, and it allows you to easily record and share your app scores with your users and the world.
Here’s how it works:We’ll start with the basics:In our case, we have a simple app that lets you set a goal, but it doesn’t show you the exact amount you should achieve.
So, let’s say we want to measure the overall performance of a specific game, so that we can make sure it meets our expectations.
We can create a PerformanceTap report by clicking on the game in question and then tapping the score box to open the PerformanceTap Report.
In the box below, we’ll see how many users have scored it.
When you click on the score, you’ll see a list of all the people who’ve completed that goal, as well as a percentage of the users who’ve finished it.
The top score in each row represents the percentage of people who achieved it.
Now, if we wanted to see how well a certain game was doing in this case, then we’d have to find a bunch of people and ask them to score it.
This is much harder to do with a single score, so PerformanceTap will give us all the results from all the users we’re interested in.
So, in the end, PerformanceTap allows you the ability to compare your app to other apps, or even to the top players in a game.
If your users are getting better scores, you can see why this is a good way to improve the overall user experience.
Now let’s move to more complex things:For example, let me ask you to complete a specific task in an app.
In this case you’ll get a graph of how many people have completed that task, aswell as the percentage score.
In the screenshot below, I’ve got the game score for the game I’m interested in, as a red bar, with the percentage.
We’ve also got the users’ scores for the different tasks that were completed in that game.
The red bar is for completion, while the orange is for time spent.
I also have a few other graphs showing how well each of the tasks was performed:So, if I want to see the performance of the game for that task in my apps, then I can use PerformanceTap and look at the user scores for each task.
This way, I can see which tasks are more difficult, and which are easier.
For each task, you will also see a bar that shows how many times the user completed that specific task.
If you click the bar, you get a histogram of how well the user finished each of those tasks, as shown in the screenshot above.
In this example, the task with the highest score is clearly the most difficult, because users are going to complete the task faster, and the graph of the average time spent on each task is a bit misleading, since the game doesn’t offer any indication of how long each task took.
This is the same process with the time spent in each task:If I want a graph showing how many of the user’s time was spent doing specific tasks, then PerformanceTap would let me do that too.
In our example, it’s the gameScore task that is shown in red, and we have the graph for the users total time spent doing that task.
In addition, I have a graph for each user’s number of attempts, which shows the total number of times that the user attempted that task to reach that goal.
So how can I find out what my users’ score is for a specific app?
PerformanceTap can tell me this by asking for user names, and you can use this information to compare scores from different apps, as we will see below.
Let’s go over each of these points one by one.
In my example, I created a task that had an average time of 15 seconds and users were performing it in 3 different time periods.
In total, users completed it in about 18 hours and 29 minutes.
So the average user time spent completing the task was about 10 minutes and 15 seconds.
The average user’s average score for that particular task was a whopping 96.65%.
In our case it’s a lot more than the 99.85% that you’d see on a similar task in a different app.
Here’s the graph that we’ve created showing the average users time spent performing that task:Here’s how that graph looks when you compare it with the graph from the previous section.
PerformanceTap shows that user scores are actually very close to each other:So that’s pretty cool, right?
It’s the first time that we have seen PerformanceTap showing the user score as a histoge.
This shows that users score is actually very similar to eachother in terms of the amount of time that they spend doing the task.If you’re