It seems every major app platform from Android to iOS has great stats for developers. However, if you publish a plugin via WordPress.org you are not allowed to include any 3rd Party tracking code (for good reasons).
So what can I do to track Active users by day / week / month ?
How can get the raw data behind the graphs for downloads by day ?
I also have plugins using the plugin update checker via Janis / w-shadow because they are not hosted on WordPress.org ... so how do other plugin developers track downloads and active users?
Currently .. the only way I've found to track active users is via Google Campaign Tracking tool. I create tags which mean anyone clicking a link from a plugin settings page to my website is tracked in GA as 'plugin-installed' and anyone clicking a link from a Readme.txt has a different tag. This is not reliable as many people may install the plugin and never click back to my website ...
So what can be done? Will WordPress.org offer a Developers Console?