Fresh from GChat Labs launches another plugin for the hosted chat service. This time it’s an analytical tool for larger hosted chats – Chat Statistics.
This plugin helps webmasters get an eagle-eye overview of the peak activity levels in their chat, plan their service and break down chat activity by user group, to see who’s been active and who’s been slacking! And the best part is that there’s absolutely no need to configure anything yourself! Have a look at Video Chat log in into the demo’s admin panel, and look under Plugins -> Statistics.
The plugin comes pre-configured and, once activated, the chat traffic statistics are collected, stored and displayed on the graph automatically. It’s possible to select the duration for which activity tracking is shown and limit which lines are displayed to just the user groups of interest. Statistics is optimised to make the best of your current database resources and will discard redundant information when it goes out of date. The multi-line graph element is pure HTML5 – a neat little preview of great things to come for GChat software in the future. If you are an owner of a busy chat hosted with us, 150 users or more, this plugin is a great way to figure out what is happening in your chat when you are not around. So don’t wait and check it out.
This was a quick heads-up on the latest in GChat plugin development, but the team is far from done and there’s more unique new tools and improvements to come. Stay tuned!