The time has come to say goodbye to Google Analyticator and probably this blog as whole. On July 10th many of Google Analyticator’s cool features like the dashboard and authentication will cease to work due to Google deprecating the API Google Analyticator uses. While there is a new API to replace it, I don’t have the time nor the energy to update Google Analyticator anymore.
How Did We Get Here?
This was a hard decision for me. I released Google Analyticator almost 7 years ago and it was my first open source project. Google Analyticator jump started my interest in WordPress, helped me get into Google’s Summer of Code twice, was a source of clients for my freelancing career, and ultimately helped me land the job I have today. I truly owe a lot to Google Analyticator.
With success comes less free time, and that’s exactly the situation I find myself in. After graduating college I no longer have the free time I once had in high school or college. As you’ve probably noticed, I only released a few minor updates to Google Analyticator these past two years. There was some talk of converting Google Analyticator into a canonical plugin, and I was really hoping that would be the path for Google Analyticator to live on, but sadly those talks never went anywhere.
What This Means for Google Analyticator?
Rather than keeping Google Analyticator on life support for another few years, I’ve decided now is the perfect time to cut the cord. Sadly, this means I will no longer support Google Analyticator, but I’m hoping it’s not the end. If anyone wants to take over Google Analyticator, go for it. The source is available here.
I will leave the comments open on this post for people to coordinate the continuation of the project. If there is a person or a group of people who are willing to continue Google Analyticator and can update it to the new Google Analytics API, I will gladly give you commit access to the project and redirect Google Analyticator’s URL on this site to a URL of your choosing.
Thanks again to the WordPress community for all the great years you’ve given me.
For my loyal blog readers (if any remain), you can always follow me on Twitter. Some point down the road I will convert this domain into something else.
P.S. Anyone who has donated to Google Analyticator since March 1st, 2012 can contact me and I will gladly refund your donation, if you so choose. If not, thanks again for your support, and I hope the open-source community will treat Google Analyticator better than I did these last few years.