You know your audience is moving. They’re online looking at your product, they float away, sometimes to come back to your website. You can see in the numbers who is coming and when, but you’re not nailing down where they are in the buyer’s journey, and what’s resonating. So how, exactly, do you catch a moving target?

We know shopping on mobile devices is up, and it will be way up over the 2016 holiday season. Notes TechCrunch, reporting on a Visa study, “nearly half (47%) of consumers will shop online this season, 33 percent of them from mobile devices.”

While customers are online, grab insights with mobile analytics tools. These programs automate the process of tracking what content brings customers in, what ad network they used. You can track users by location for those who are shopping your site online while in a physical store. Or use those insights to launch a new mobile campaign to catch users before they blow away.


Ad Intelligence by Sensor Tower collects daily mobile advertising data that reveals the reach and creative content being used to promote hundreds of thousands of apps around the world. With Ad Intelligence, marketers have the insights needed to develop better user acquisition campaigns — the platform reveals which app publishers spend the most on mobile app campaigns each week, which networks serve impressions for specific apps, and the granular details for every piece of creative content captured. With Ad Intelligence marketers can quickly see if a boost in the Top Charts dashboard was due to an ad spend, or from organic viral growth.
BEST FEATURES: Dig into the details of ad creatives, including the ad network that served the ad, the device type, the resolution of the creative, and when it was first and most recently captured.
PRICING: Packages start at $79 per month.


Analyze is a mobile analytics tool that makes it easy to collect actionable insights about mobile apps. The Analyze administration dashboard is simple to configure, displaying the data that you need in order to measure the success of your apps. See how many new users registered, how many users are active daily or monthly, which marketing initiatives are generating the greatest number of conversions.
BEST FEATURES: Catch UX measuring flows through each stage of a task, identifying bottlenecks and making changes accordingly.
PRICING: See vendor for details.


mobile STIR drives 1:1 personalized mobile app engagement fueled by machine learning. Its purpose is in delivering data-driven content in real time, based on customer location, preferences and actions. Track customers where they are, in the real world.
BEST FEATURES: mobile STIR’s technology includes historical and real-time data, including an individual’s geolocation, actions or inactions, and preferences.
PRICING: See vendor for details.


LocationSmart is a comprehensive Location-as-a-Service platform. LocationSmart includes proximity-enabled two-way in-app messaging, device profiling with real-time risk scoring and unique device, identity and behavior analytics, support for geo-relevant marketing campaigns.
BEST FEATURES: Includes privacy-protected location services from multiple sources including carriers, Wi-Fi, IP addresses, device SDK and landlines that are available to enterprise customers through a simple API.
PRICING: See vendor for details.


CleverTap unifies deep-rooted analytics based on behavioral segmentation with hyper-targeted engagement through one platform that guarantees personalized user experiences to build a loyal customer base. Among its features are Behavioral Segmentation to identify users based on any defined activity, date range or other attribute; Live User Segments to add users to a pre-defined segment when their behavior matches the criteria; Past Behavior segments sorted by activity type for any historic date range.
BEST FEATURES: CleverTap automates the tracking of app unistalls and enables re-engagement via emails and retargeting
PRICING: Freemium plan includes up to 10 million monthly events and 30 campaigns. Paid packages start at $1500 monthly.       


Netbiscuits removes the complexity of programming for many devices, reducing the amount of time and money it takes to execute the mobile strategy. Netbiscuits Mobile Analytics offers insight on mobile visitor behaviors in real-time, delivering marketing intelligence on customer trends across PC, tablet, and mobile phone visitors in one tool.
BEST FEATURES: Get valuable insight on everything from screen size, CPU, display, touch interface and video readiness.
PRICING: Packages start at $175 per month for 1,000,000 monthly impressions.


Upsight is a mobile analytics marketing platform that enables organizations to easily explore mobile user data, build powerful user insights, and launch sophisticated, data-driven mobile marketing campaigns. Its customized analytics dashboards are easily sharable.
BEST FEATURES: Enterprise-grade analytics with powerful and unlimited data storage to monitor app performance.
PRICING: See vendor for details.

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