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Likelihood to Recommend

Appsee

Appsee was a great choice and addition before their struggle with Apple over user screen recording. Now that that's gone, its insights are rather basic and not worth the price point. This would be a perfect analytics platform for a company looking to increase its user experience, new on-boarding, or going through a redesign to see user activity and reactions, but not anymore.
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Segment

Segment is a great choice for early-stage companies that are looking to experiment with different analytics software, and can afford scaling up Segment to $500-2k+ per month in costs. For companies/websites that require very simple analytics, like tracking conversion rates, a cheaper, less comprehensive piece of analytics software would likely be a bit more suitable.
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Pros

Appsee

  • User session recordings of individual users
  • Touch heatmaps and unresponsive gestures
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Segment

  • Ease of event tracking. Just like Google Analytics, except you can warehouse your own data for a reasonable price. Warehousing your own event data is critical for companies that want to leverage data science at some point in their existence (which should be all companies these days).
  • Price. Startups can get by with the free version of Segment for a long time.
  • Integrations and sources. Segment makes it easy to warehouse other types of data such as Google AdWords, Facebook Ads, etc. It also allows you to send event data to 3rd party services like Google Analytics.
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Cons

Appsee

  • The user screen recording was quickly shut down on Apple devices after about a week of us using Appsee. Now it's just basic boxes which aren't nearly as helpful or insightful in bettering our user experience. If we would have known this would happen, or that Appsee didn't have that feature, we wouldn't have gone with them.
  • No integration with Branch (the world's best and probably biggest attribution platform).
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Segment

  • Some of the integrations don't allow you to choose specific windows. For instance, you can't say 'only send the data that happened yesterday.' So we have one provider that we put a high volume of traffic through, and it dumps all 7 million records EVERY day.
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Support

Appsee

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Segment

Segment 8.5
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Support is exactly what it should be... fast... efficient... and gets right down to the truth of the matter. Sometimes I don't like their answer (like when they tell me the product is acting as designed when it dumps 7m records a night into Redshift and there are no plans to fix it -- when other integrations within segment don't do that and the provider allows for data ranges.)
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Alternatives Considered

Appsee

Appsee set itself apart from competitors with the user screen recording, but since that is no longer a good feature on iOS, it makes Appsee's competitive advantage obsolete. Its data analytics, funnels, and crash reporting are relatively basic or haven't lead to any breakthroughs. I would stay away from Appsee, save your money, and go for a platform like Mixpanel if possible, which has analytics, attribution, and engagement for the same if not cheaper price.
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Segment

It's much more personalized and user-focused data available in real-time, and immediately exported to an external database. It's provided more control over how the information is used and displayed for actionable insights.
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Return on Investment

Appsee

  • Better conversion rates
  • Less bugs/crashes
  • Better user retention
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Segment

  • Saved a ton of time for setting up user tracking
  • Provided user data and tracking visibility to the entire team by turning on the mixpanel integration - this only took a week or so
  • It does get hard to manage all of your events in a clean spreadsheet - you must have 1 person who leads this initiative so that you keep track of events
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Pricing Details

Appsee

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Segment

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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