1.7.6 • Public • Published


npm npm MIT license

Cordova (PhoneGap) 3.0+ Plugin to connect to Google's native Universal Analytics SDK


  • A Cordova 3.0+ project for iOS, Android, browser (PWA), and/or Windows Phone 8
  • A Mobile App property through the Google Analytics Admin Console
  • (Android) Google Play Services SDK installed via Android SDK Manager


This plugin follows the Cordova 3.0+ plugin spec, so it can be installed through the Cordova CLI in your existing Cordova project:

cordova plugin add

This plugin is also available on npm if you are using Cordova 5.0+:

cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-google-analytics

... OR the Cordova Plugin Registry if you are using a version of Cordova before 5.0 (while it remains open, as it is planning to shut down soon due to the move to npm):

cordova plugin add com.danielcwilson.plugins.googleanalytics

Important Note If the latest versions (0.8.0+) of this plugin are not working for you with Android on Cordova 5.0+, please try the suggestions in Issues 123. Google Play Services has been very confusing to integrate, but in recent months it has been simplified. This plugin uses the new simpler way (including it as a framework instead of bundling it which can conflict with other plugins bundling it), but if you previously installed this plugin some old files might still be lingering.

The plugin.xml file will add the Google Analytics SDK files for Android, iOS, browser (PWA) and/or Windows Phone 8. Follow Google's steps if you need to update these later. Also make sure to review the Google Analytics terms and SDK Policy

If you are not using the CLI, follow the steps in the section Installing Without the CLI

Windows Phone users have to manually add the Google Analytics SDK for Windows 8 and Windows Phone to your solution. To do this, just open your Cordova solution in Visual Studio, and add the GoogleAnalyticsSDK package via NuGet. This plugin requires v1.3.0 or higher.

Release note

v1.0.0 -- api change from to, 'analytics' is deprecated since 1.0.0 and you should use the new api 'ga', because in the next release we are removing the analytics.

v1.7.x -- since this version there are new parameters in some of the old methods like startTrackerWithId('UA-XXXX-YY', 30) and this is causing errors for those who are using the ionic 2(ionic-native) or ionic 1 (ngCordova); these wrapper interfaces don't have the new parameters at the time we did the changes; so please update you ionic framework to the lastest version.

JavaScript Usage

In your 'deviceready' handler, set up your Analytics tracker:

  •'UA-XXXX-YY', 30) where UA-XXXX-YY is your Google Analytics Mobile App property and 30 is the dispatch period (optional)

To track a Screen (PageView):

  •'Screen Title')

To track a Screen (PageView) w/ campaign details:

  •'Screen Title', 'my-scheme://content/1111?utm_source=google&utm_campaign=my-campaign')

To track a Screen (PageView) and create a new session:

  •'Screen Title', '', true)

To track an Event:

  •'Category', 'Action', 'Label', Value) Label and Value are optional, Value is numeric

To track custom metrics:

  •'key', Value) Value is optional

To track an Exception:

  •'Description', Fatal) where Fatal is boolean

To track User Timing (App Speed):

  •'Category', IntervalInMilliseconds, 'Variable', 'Label') where IntervalInMilliseconds is numeric

To add a Transaction (Ecommerce)

  •'ID', 'Affiliation', Revenue, Tax, Shipping, 'Currency Code') where Revenue, Tax, and Shipping are numeric

To add a Transaction Item (Ecommerce)

  •'ID', 'Name', 'SKU', 'Category', Price, Quantity, 'Currency Code') where Price and Quantity are numeric

To add a Custom Dimension

  •'Key', 'Value', success, error)
  • Key should be integer index of the dimension i.e. send 1 instead of dimension1 for the first custom dimension you are tracking.
  • e.g., 'Value', success, error)

To set a UserId:


To set a specific app version:


To set a anonymize Ip address:


To set Opt-out:


To enabling Advertising Features in Google Analytics allows you to take advantage of Remarketing, Demographics & Interests reports, and more:


To enable verbose logging:


To enable/disable automatic reporting of uncaught exceptions

  •, success, error) where Enable is boolean

example use ionic 2

  initializeApp() {
    this.platform.ready().then(() => {
      // Okay, so the platform is ready and our plugins are available.
      // Here you can do any higher level native things you might need.
        .then(() => {
          console.log('Google analytics is ready now');
          //the component is ready and you can call any method here
        .catch(e => console.log('Error starting GoogleAnalytics', e));      

Installing Without the CLI

Copy the files manually into your project and add the following to your config.xml files:

<feature name="UniversalAnalytics">
  <param name="ios-package" value="UniversalAnalyticsPlugin" />
<feature name="UniversalAnalytics">
  <param name="android-package" value="" />
<feature name="UniversalAnalytics">
  <param name="wp-package" value="UniversalAnalyticsPlugin" />

You also will need to manually add the Google Analytics SDK files:

  • Download the Google Analytics SDK 3.0 for iOS and/or Android
  • For iOS, add the downloaded Google Analytics SDK header files and libraries according to the Getting Started documentation
  • For Android, add libGoogleAnalyticsServices.jar to your Cordova Android project's /libs directory and build path
  • For Windows Phone, add the GoogleAnalyticsSDK package via NuGet

Integrating with Lavaca

The lavaca directory includes a component that can be added to a Lavaca project. It offers a way to use the web analytics.js when the app is running in the browser and not packaged as Cordova.

  • Copy AnalyticsService.js to your Lavaca project (I create a directory under js/app called data).
  • In your config files (local.json, staging.json, production.js) create properties called google_analytics_id (for the Mobile App UA property) and google_analytics_web_id (for the Web UA property) and set the appropriate IDs or leave blank as needed.
  • In any file you want to track screen views or events, require AnalyticsService and use the methods provided.
var analyticsService = require('app/data/AnalyticsService');

Browser (PWA)

For browser (PWA), people who want to use the plugin in a website that has already integrated google analytics needs to make sure that they remove the google analytics snippet from the head section of the page and change the global ga object name to something else. The plugin uses nativeGa instead. This can be changed by the following code.

// insert this in your head
window['GoogleAnalyticsObject'] = 'fooGa';

The plugin will pick up the new name.

Package Sidebar


npm i flyer299-cordova-plugin-google-analytics

Weekly Downloads






Last publish


  • flyer299