FAQ

Index of Frequently asked questions

  1. How do I install delineate?
  2. What languages does delineate need?
  3. Can I install delineate locally?
  4. Is delineate available for only my server?
  5. How do I access the delineate API?
  6. What can I do with the API data?
  7. What is ‘interface’? How does it work?
  8. How much does delineate cost?
  9. Who are you? Who do you work for?

 

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Delineate Frequently asked questions

1. How do I install delineate?
Installing delineate is as simple as adding a line of PHP/ASP/etc code to your site that includes a local version of the client file. We recommend you add this line of code into the HTML head elements of your pages. You also need to edit this client file to add your delineate user key, which identifies you to the delineate servers.
To download the client file, visit the clients page.
2. What languages does delineate need?
delineate currently requires PHP, although in the future ASP, coldfusion, JSP and Flash websites will be supported.
3. Can I install delineate locally?
Installing delineate in your local hosting environment will generate extra data in our databases that will not be useful to you or other users. We’d prefer it if you didn’t.
4. Is delineate available for only my server?
The idea of delineate is to gather information from a large number of users and create a central pool of visitor data – as such, it is not recommended for one website. If you would like to discuss licensing delineate for a group or network of sites, please get in touch.
5. How do I access the delineate API?
delineate data is available as XML through an API. You will need to pass in a few parameters to access the data. Firstly, pass your user key, (key=USERKEY) and your email, (email=email@email.com). You will also need to pass a method depending on the data you want.
Currently existing methods are: overview, interval-hours, interval-days, interval-months, referrer-recent, referrer-unique, referrer-frequent, searches, visitor-browsers, visitor-os and visitor-location.
Example: Calling the ‘recent-referrer’ method.
6. What can I do with the API data?
We encourage you to use the data from delineate in any way you want – the more adventurous and unique uses the better. All we ask is that you don’t hammer our servers – we deal with a lot of database calls and don’t need a load more!
7. What is ‘interface’? How does it work?
Interface is an example of accessing the delineate API. It is simply an XHTML/CSS/javascript wrapper for the delineate data, with a smattering of PHP to add a secure login system, (in other words, nothing that can’t be done by any user using the API).
8. How much does delineate cost?
delineate is currently being beta tested and doesn’t cost a penny – when the system is finsihed it will be free in some capacity, but depending on the amount of data involved, some users may be charged for using a higher percentage of the database than others.
9. Who are you? Who do you work for?
I’m Ben Sekulowicz-Barclay, a 23 year old web developer living in London and with a site called Beseku. I work as a web techologist for a great company called Cimex, experts in developing accessible web applications and sites.