There are situations when you need to analyze user’s experience but can’t use a third-party web analytics solutions like Google Analytics or Yandex Metrika. For example, if your production environment is PCI DSS compliant. In this case you have to deploy self-hosted analytics engine and inside your environment and configure user actions tracking in your application.
One of the possible solutions is the piwik as analytics engine + Angulartics or angular-piwik for tracking events inside AngularJS application.
Modern web application should be user friendly and notify the User when time consuming operation is on the way, e.g. uploading file or downloading data. There are a some solutions for AngularJS which are fairy easy to integrate.
First one is Angular Loading Bar. It can be attached to your application with almost zero configuration and does not affect application design. It attaches the interceptor to $http service and displays a thin progressbar on the top edge of the page.
Stay DRY! Don’t waste your time implementing tags input control for AngularJS yourself! There is an excellent AngularJS module for that called “ngTagsInput”. It’s also supports autocomptetion, validations,custom styles and templates. See the demos.
It took me just 10 minutes to add that type of control to my application.
All you need to do is:
Add NPM or Bower dependency npm install ng-tags-input --save bower install ng-tags-input --save Include script and CSS to your html page.
This article with a video about how the guys from FogCreek software has integrated SolariBoard into BigBoard to monitor their support team activity.