Hi, in the Mixpanel course at ProductSchool, they ...
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Hi, in the Mixpanel course at ProductSchool, they log the event "app open". Can I rely on the "session start" event being "app open" or do I need to log a separate event for "app open"?
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I would say probably the key difference is that 'Sessions' are typically timebound, check your project settings. So a user could start 10 sessions whilst only opening the app 1 time.
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i.e. a users logs in (app opened) and starts a session. Then they go and have lunch and return after 1 hour. If your session time in 30 mins. Then this user would start a separate session on their return for lunch but they could have easily left the app open. In this case they'd have 2 session starts, 1 app opened
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