Telemetry

Overview

The term telemetry refers to the collection of certain usage data to help improve the quality of a piece of software (in this case, Wasp).

Our telemetry implementation is anonymized and very limited in its scope, focused on answering following questions:

  • How many people and how often: tried to install Wasp, use Wasp, or have built a Wasp app?
  • How many projects are created with Wasp?

When and what is sent?

  • Information is sent via HTTPS request when wasp CLI command is invoked. Information is sent no more than twice in a period of 12 hours (sending is paused for 12 hours after last invocation, separately for wasp build command and for all other commands). Exact information as it is sent:
    {
    // Randomly generated, non-identifiable UUID representing a user.
    "distinct_id": "bf3fa7a8-1c11-4f82-9542-ec1a2d28786b",
    // Non-identifiable hash representing a project.
    "project_hash": "6d7e561d62b955d1",
    // True if command was `wasp build`, false otherwise.
    "is_build": true,
    "wasp_version": "0.1.9.1",
    "os": "linux"
    }
  • Information is also sent once via HTTPS request when wasp is installed via install.sh script. Exact information as it is sent:
    {
    // Randomly generated id.
    "distinct_id": "274701613078193779564259",
    "os": "linux"
    }

Opting out

You can opt-out of telemetry by setting the WASP_TELEMETRY_DISABLE environment variable to any value, e.g.:

export WASP_TELEMETRY_DISABLE=1

Future plans

We don't have this implemented yet, but the next step will be to make telemetry go in two directions -> instead of just sending usage data to us, it will also at the same time check for any messages from our side (e.g. notification about new version of Wasp, or a security notice). Link to corresponding github issue.