Clarity Beta Released

According to the creators, the tool will allow website owners to understand the causes of user behavior better
13 December 2018   761

Microsoft put Clarity, a web analytics tool, into beta. It is used by the developers of the search engine Bing, so the functionality should be similar to Yandex.Metrica and Google Analytics. Unlike these systems, the Clarity library is distributed freely and hosted on GitHub.

According to the creators, the tool will allow you to understand the causes of user behavior better. Clarity collects telemetry from the site and helps to see how users interact with it, what bugs and difficulties they face, why they leave. This will allow you to understand where to tweak the code and what generally needs to be changed to improve the user experience.

The developers gave an example of how Clarity was used to analyze strange activity on the Bing homepage. It turned out that the cause was malicious code that modified the page, interfered with the normal interaction with the site and extended the download. Clarity helped develop protection against changing search engine pages, which ultimately improved its business performance.

Clarity records user sessions for further viewing and analysis. Sessions can be filtered by date, duration, browser, OS, device type and activity.

When viewing a session, you can track the movement of the mouse pointer, the number and location of clicks, page load time, the number of network requests and JavaScript errors and other parameters. It is possible to create session logs in JSON format and send to the specified address.

Due to the fact that the tool is still in beta testing, to use it, you need to send a request with information about the connected site. From requests waiting list is being formed. Developers will notify applicants about the use of Clarity.

Chrome 73 Released

Now the Android version of popular browser has Lite page mode that speeds up website download and reduces traffic consumption
13 March 2019   221

Google has released another update Chrome.

  • The Android application has Lite pages mode for optimizing pages, speeding up their loading and reducing traffic, as well as a new download manager.
  • Settings for account management and synchronization are collected in a separate section - Sync and Google services.
  • Improved video mode “picture in picture”. A floating window can now make web applications (PWA): chat rooms, instant messengers, video conferencing. And added the button "Skip advertising".
  • It is forbidden to load external resources in scripts provided by extensions. Extension developers now need to use background handlers.

The previous version was released in late January.