1.2.1rc1 is Available

What’s a better way to celebrate the new year than a sitting down with a new version of OWA. This is the first release candidate for version 1.2.1. See the release notes for OWA 1.2.1 here.

1.2.1 includes significant speed and memory usage improvements as well as tons of bug fixes and even some major new features including:

Domstream Recordings. OWA can now record a visitor’s mouse movements, keystrokes, and clicks as part of a “screen recording” that allows you to play back the interaction just as you would a video. Domstream Recordings are a great way to analyze the usability of your pages.

Client-side Heatmaps. Part of a new overlay reporting framework, OWA now uses the wonders of HTML 5’s Canvas to paint heatmaps over your web pages. As part of this, the heatmap height and number of observation limits have been removed! Client-side heatmaps have been successfully tested with over 50,000 observations.

URL Parameter Filters. You can now tell OWA to strip off session based parameters from your URLs. This will help you ensure that OWA only tracks your canonical URLs.

Revamped Javascript Tracker. The Javascript tracker API has been re-factored to be much faster and easier to integrate with other Javascript. Support for tracking custom DOM events has also been added.

This version also brings significant changes to OWA’s configuration, PHP APIs, as well as directory structure so please consult the release notes for upgrade instructions.