KISSmetrics for iOS

KISSmetrics-for-iOS enables interaction with the KISSmetrics API within native iPhone/iPad apps, using your KISSmetrics API key. Get KISSmetrics-for-iOS at GitHub.

Usage Example

An example of registering a "Launched App" event whenever a user launches your app:

#include "KissMetrics.h"

- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary *)launchOptions {    

    KissMetrics *km = [[KissMetrics alloc] initWithKey:@"your-API-key-here"];

    // the identify: method should be called before making any other API calls except alias:
    // here we use the UDID of the device as an example of an identifier
    [km identify:[UIDevice currentDevice].uniqueIdentifier];

    // include some info about the type of device, operating system, and version of your app
    NSDictionary *info = [NSDictionary dictionaryWithObjectsAndKeys:
                        [UIDevice currentDevice].model, @"Model",
                        [UIDevice currentDevice].systemName, @"System Name",
                        [UIDevice currentDevice].systemVersion, @"System Version",
                        [[[NSBundle mainBundle] infoDictionary] objectForKey:@"CFBundleVersion"], @"My App Version",
    [km record:@"Launched App" properties:info];


  • Calling the identify: method is what sets the identity of the user for later calls to record: or set: in your app. So, identify: should be called first
  • Currently, KISSmetrics-for-iOS won't complain if you don't call identify: first. It's up to you to make sure you do so
  • As KISSmetrics never returns an error response, no callbacks are currently available in KISSmetrics-for-iOS to see what happened after you make an API call. Maybe later I'll add a callback for whether there are internet connectivity problems, but for now the approach is just to make the API call and move on.