Published on July 3, 2022

Track user signup events via Swift

Track user signup events via Swift

When we are building a website or application with Swift, we often require our users to sign up for an account before they can access or use our service. This is a common requirement for many services as it allows us to track usage more efficiently, monitor growth, and avoid abuse.

Unfortunately, this process has certain downsides, such as introducing additional friction to our service and making the users go through extra steps before accessing our service.

Thus, tracking user activity when visiting our service and tracking how many go through the signup process and drop off before they use our service is essential. By monitoring the signup process, we can better understand how our visitors interact with our Swift service and find and fix any issues they may encounter.

LogSnag makes it easy to track events such as user registration directly within your Swift code. As a result, it helps you better understand how your users interact with your product and how your product is performing.


Setting up your account

Setting up LogSnag with Swift is very simple!

  1. Create a free LogSnag account.
  2. Create a new project on your dashboard.
  3. Copy your API token from the settings page.

Swift code snippets

Once your LogSnag account is set up, you can use the following code snippets to track user signup events. Just replace the YOUR_API_TOKEN with your LogSnag API token and update your project name.

Using Swift with URLSession
import Foundation
#if canImport(FoundationNetworking)
import FoundationNetworking
#endif

var semaphore = DispatchSemaphore (value: 0)

let parameters = "{\"project\":\"my-saas\",\"channel\":\"auth\",\"event\":\"User Registered\",\"description\":\"email: john@doe.com\",\"icon\":\"🔥\",\"notify\":true}"
let postData = parameters.data(using: .utf8)

var request = URLRequest(url: URL(string: "https://api.logsnag.com/v1/log")!,timeoutInterval: Double.infinity)
request.addValue("application/json", forHTTPHeaderField: "Content-Type")
request.addValue("Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN", forHTTPHeaderField: "Authorization")

request.httpMethod = "POST"
request.httpBody = postData

let task = URLSession.shared.dataTask(with: request) { data, response, error in 
  guard let data = data else {
    print(String(describing: error))
    semaphore.signal()
    return
  }
  print(String(data: data, encoding: .utf8)!)
  semaphore.signal()
}

task.resume()
semaphore.wait()

Swift integration details

LogSnag is a simple event tracking tool that works seamlessly with your Swift code. With it, you can track any event within your Swift application. It also allows you to create simple charts and track user journeys to help you better understand your product. LogSnag also enables you to receive real-time push notifications on your desktop and mobile devices whenever a new user creates an account on your website or application.

Other use-cases for LogSnag

  1. Monitor your CI/CD build status for your Swift application
  2. Monitor your CPU usage in your Swift application
  3. Monitor when database goes down in your Swift application
  4. Monitor high disk usage in your Swift application
  5. Monitor when a user changes their email address in your Swift application
  6. Monitor failed logins in your Swift application
  7. Monitor failed payments for your Swift application
  8. Monitor memory usage in your Swift application
  9. Monitor MySQL downtime in your Swift application
  10. Monitor when a new feature is used in your Swift application
  11. Monitor your Postgres downtime in your Swift application
  12. Monitor Redis downtime in your Swift application
  13. Monitor suspicious activity in your Swift application
  14. Monitor when a user exceeds the usage limit for your Swift service
  15. Monitor when a user is being rate limited in your Swift application
  16. Get a notification when your Swift code is done executing
  17. Send push notifications to your phone or desktop using Swift
  18. Track canceled subscriptions in your Swift application
  19. Track your Swift cron jobs
  20. Track when a file is uploaded to your Swift application
  21. Track when a form is submitted to your Swift application
  22. Track payment events via Swift
  23. Track user sign in events in Swift
  24. Track waitlist signup events via Swift
View all common use-cases with Swift