Friday, December 02, 2005

Google Analytics: Flash?!

Google's Web Analytics service seems very nice. It's a well-done AJAX application. Except that...
  1. Some parts of it use Flash instead of JavaScript. This is strange, and doesn't fit the current trend (across the Web and in Google's sites).
  2. One of the features is a map - you can see where in the world your visitors come from. The big surprise here, is that it doesn't use the Google Maps API. Instead it uses... A FLASH map!

I'm almost certain this is just because they bought the software (from Urchin), and that they're going to "fix" it to be a regular AJAX app that uses Google Maps.

- Noam.

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