One of the bug fixes is particularly important: we are recommending that all users of the Clojure-based Collector upgrade to the new version (0.2.0) due to a serious bug in the way that event timestamps were recorded.
But first let’s look at the Pixel Tracker, and then talk about the other fixes:
Introducing the Pixel Tracker
- Views an HTML email
- Views of product listing on a 3rd party marketplace
- Views a page on a 3rd party hosting site
Our Pixel Tracking tag wizard makes it easier to generate pure-HTML tracking tags. Were you to embed these in email marketing messages, for example, you would be able to compare the behavior of users on your website who had opened specific messages with those who had not. The Pixel Tracker enables you to track a broader set of user events in Snowplow, so providing greater coverage of your users’ journeys. For more information on the Pixel tracker see the blog post.
Important bug fixes
We have fixed an important issue with the logging on the Clojure Collector (issue 146). The previous version was logging all event dates using a 12-hour clock – meaning that it was impossible to tell if an event happened in the morning or evening.
As a result of this, we strongly recommend that all users of the Clojure-based Collector upgrade to the new version, 0.2.0. As always, you can find this version available from our Hosted assets page.
We don’t believe that this bug was breaking any functionality, but you can upgrade to the new version 0.9.1 of the tracker at this URL:
And that’s it! As always, if you do run into any issues, please raise an issue or get in touch with us via the usual channels.