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Initial set of Super properties for iOS and Android SDKs

  • 2 January 2019
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Currently in iOS and Android SDKs "Fist App Open" event is tracked on SDK initialisation, thus there is no possibility to add any custom Super properties, which leads to not being able to properly filter these events.

Suggestion: extend SDK initialisation method to accept parameter of initial Super properties, which would be added to "First App Open" event and any consecutive events.



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Great idea, @Ainius! We are going to look into adding this to the roadmap.

However, in the meantime a workaround you could is to add properties to a user's people profile to contain this information. While I agree it's not a perfect solution since this information will not be attached to each of this user's individual events overtime, adding this information to a people profile will still allow you to segment and filter your "pre-super property" events by a particular value- so it will give you a lot of the functionality I think you are looking for.

For more information on creating people profiles and updating people properties, please see these links for iOS (obj-c and swift) and here for Android.


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@Ainius Thank you for sharing this feedback! We filed a product gap on your behalf with our Engineering and Product Development team. Make sure you are following this Idea - via the button in the upper right hand corner - to get emailed updates on its progress.


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This is already available on iOS, see https://github.com/mixpanel/mixpanel-swift/issues/189.

It's an open issue on Android, see https://github.com/mixpanel/mixpanel-android/issues/597.


Our team would like to use this on Android too, could you please provide an update somewhere?


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Hi @carstenhag_mw,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention! After doing some digging it looks like one of our engineers is currently working on this - mentioned here. There is not set timeline on when this will be shipped but to add some fuel to the Idea, I have also gone ahead and logged a product gap on your behalf with our engineering team.

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@Ainius @carstenhag_mw Happy to share that this has been shipped. Please take a look at these two issues on GitHub.

https://github.com/mixpanel/mixpanel-swift/issues/189.

https://github.com/mixpanel/mixpanel-android/issues/597.



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Thanks a lot Stephanie and Sergio!


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