Well…. no. Okay, that’s not true. Just fancied writing a sensationalist headline after a day at E-metrics London.
But Gatineau did get a mention at the recent WebGuild event on Web Analytics at Google’s offices in Mountain View. Paul Botto, head of enterprise sales for Google Analytics (and formerly of Urchin), said that “the race would be on” when we release Gatineau later this year. Google is (naturally) planning to release some enhancements to Google Analytics – likely to include the ability to track non-page-level events (i.e. DIV changes and Ajax calls) – to coincide with the release of Gatineau.
There’s something faintly nerve-wracking about being in Google’s headlights – though I feel considerably more comfortable being in this position as part of the Microsoft behemoth than in my former life at wee little WebAbacus. And it’s nice to be talked about, at least.
But the Google comment has me thinking: when Gatineau comes out, will you give it a try? Answers in the box below, please – and feel free to elaborate in the comments. Come back to this post any time to see the results; voting will close after a month.
Update [4/2/07]: If you would like to be involved in the Gatineau beta (and haven’t already asked), please e-mail us at email@example.com. If you’ve alread y requested a beta place, you’re in our system, and we’ll get back to you when the time is right 😉