View Local Analytics (Beta)

The Local Adapter Platform (LAP) Analytics page in the Alexa developer console provides business adoption metrics for smart home devices that are connected to your Alexa smart home skill. You can view and analyze these metrics in a custom Local Analytics dashboard in the Alexa developer console. You can access this dashboard through a custom smart home URL that you receive from your Amazon Business Development representative.

About your Local Analytics metrics

Your custom Local Analytics dashboard displays business adoption metrics for your smart home skill, such as the following:

  • Total number of unique appliances or other smart home devices that are registered with the skill as of a particular date.
  • Total number of unique customers that are registered with the skill as of a particular date.
  • Actions on the skill.
  • Time interval that can be chosen: Last 7 Days, Last 30 Days, or Custom Range. Note that the dashboard doesn't include yesterday's or today's data.

Access your Local Analytics dashboard

To access your Local Analytics dashboard

  1. Open the Alexa developer console and log in.
  2. Navigate to your Alexa smart home custom URL. In the Summary dashboard, you can see a high-level view of your devices, customers, and actions.
    Local Analytics Summary dashboard
    Local Analytics Summary dashboard
  3. On the left navigation, click the Activities link to view details about skill actions.
    Local Analytics Activities dashboard
    Local Analytics Activities dashboard
  4. Click one of the Time Interval (UTC) controls buttons to change the time interval.
  5. From the Aggregation Period drop-down list, choose the aggregation period for the metrics.

Interpret Local Analytics metrics

Use Local Analytics to view the following metrics for your LAP skills:

  • Registered Unique Devices – Total number of unique smart home appliances that are registered with the skill as of a particular date.

  • Registered Unique Customers – Total number of unique customers that are registered with the skill as of a particular date.

  • CapabilityDirective – These are the CapabilityDirective requests Alexa sends your skill to trigger a capability, such as turning on a light, when a customer asks Alexa to control their smart device. These are similar to Alexa Capability directives.

  • Discovery – These are the Discovery requests Alexa sends to your skill to discover your customer's smart devices. These are similar to Alexa Discovery requests.
    Discovery volume – This metric is a sum of the following flows:
    • Local Route Discovery – This flow enables local route adoption.
    • Smart Home adoption – This feature uses local detection to detect Alexa-capable smart home appliances on a customer's local network. Local detection runs every few hours on all customer Echo devices.
    • Silent Discovery – If any CapabilityDirective or Query on the skill fails, Alexa triggers silent discovery (rediscovery of already discovered appliances) to account for changes in properties like IP addresses.
  • Query – These are the ReportState requests Alexa sends to your skill to request the state of an endpoint. They are similar to Alexa ReportState requests.
    Query volume – Most of the volume you see on Query comes from endpoint health check. Echo devices have a predetermined algorithm that checks the endpoint's health (reachability) every few minutes, to determine whether the local route to each smart home device is healthy.