I’ve recently published an AUv3 FX Plug-in for iOS (SDK
v12.1). As an FX Plug-In, it’s mainly designed to be used inside iOS hosts such as GarageBand, Cubasis, Beatmaker, etc.
Through App Store Connect, Apple gives a detailed report of Sales and Usage analytics.
The problem is that when the plug-in is being used as AUv3 inside an iOS host - and not as a standalone app - Apple does not report any USAGE analytics - which are the ones that I’m mainly interested for (Installations/Sessions/Active Devices/Crashes/etc).
This is the official answer that I received from Apple’s support:
After further investigation, we could verify that the usage analytics you are seeing are indicative only of the standalone app. Therefore, the usage analytics count only if the app opened by customers that agreed to share their details with you.
I’m planning to integrate an external analytics SDK and specifically, I’m looking into Google’s Firebase SDK for iOS apps.
Has anyone used the Firebase SDK for AUv3 iOS apps and could safely confirm that the analytics are reported successfully when the plug-in is being used inside an iOS host?