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NAME
    WWW::Tracking - universal website visitors tracking

SYNOPSIS
            use WWW::Tracking;
            use WWW::Tracking::Data::Plugin::GoogleAnalytics;

            my $wt = WWW::Tracking->new(
                    tracker_account => 'MO-9226801-5',
                    tracker_type    => 'ga',
            );

            $wt->from(
                    headers => {
                            headers             => $c->request->headers,
                            'request_uri'       => $c->request->uri,
                            'remote_ip'         => $c->address,
                            visitor_cookie_name => '__vcid',
                    },
            );
        
            eval { $wt->make_tracking_request; };
            warn 'tracking request failed - '.$@
                    if $@;
        
            say $wt->data->visitor_id;
            say $wt->data->hostname;
            say $wt->data->request_uri;
            say $wt->data->referer;
            say $wt->data->user_agent;
            say $wt->data->browser_language;
            say $wt->data->remote_ip;

            my $data = $wt->data->as_hash;
            my $wt2 = $wt->from(hash => $data);

            my $ga_url = $wt->data->as_ga;

            ###
            # TODO

            my $wt3 = $wt->from(ga => $ga_url);
        
            use WWW::Tracking::Data::Plugin::Piwik;
            my $piwik_url = $wt->data->as_piwik;
            my $wt3 = $wt->from(piwik => $piwik_url);

            use WWW::Tracking::Data::Plugin::ECSV;
            my $line = $wt->data->as_ecsv;
            my $wt4 = $wt->from(ecsv => $line));

            use WWW::Tracking::Data::Plugin::Log;
            my $line2 = $wt->data->as_log;
            my $wt5 = $wt->from(log => $line2));

NOTE
    Work in progress, designed to be pluggable, but for now only things that
    I need (headers parsing and server-side Google Analytics) are
    implemented.

DESCRIPTION
  GOAL
    Server-side web hits tracking, generic and flexible enough so that many
    tracking services like Google Analytics, Piwik, local file, etc. can be
    used depending on configuration.

  VISION
    Universal enough to process many sources (headers, logs, tracking URL-s,
    ...) and covert or relay them to different other destinations (GA,
    Piwik, ...) making use of the fact that the tracking data information is
    the same or nearly the same for all the sources and destinations.

  IMPLEMENTATION
    Initially tracking data needs to be gathered. Look at
    WWW::Tracking::Data for the complete list. Most of these data can be
    found in headers of the http request. Then these data can be serialized
    and passed on to one of the tracking services.

    Bare WWW::Tracking::Data offers just `as_hash' and `from_hash', the rest
    can be done by one or more plugins, like for example parsing the http
    headers with WWW::Tracking::Data::Plugin::Headers and passing it to
    WWW::Tracking::Data::Plugin::GoogleAnalytics.

  USE CASES
    *   tracking browsers that doesn't support JavaScript (ex. mobile
        browsing)

    *   store the tracking data in local logs or files and replay it later
        to Piwik or Google Analytics

    *   track web browsing simultaneous to more tracking services (compare
        the results, choose the one that fits)

    *   aid with transition from one tracking service to another

PROPERTIES
            tracker_account
            tracker_type
            data

METHODS
  new()
    Object constructor.

  from($type, $args)
    Will call one of the `from_$type' functions provided by
    `WWW::Tracking::Data::Plugin::*' passing on `$args'.

  make_tracking_request
    Makes request (http, write to file, ...) to the tracking API via calling
    one of the `make_tracking_request_$tracker_type' that are provided by
    `WWW::Tracking::Data::Plugin::*'.

SEE ALSO
    http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/tracking/gaTrackingTroublesho
    oting.html#gifParameters

    http://piwik.org/docs/tracking-api/

AUTHOR
    Jozef Kutej

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