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What counts as an active player or DAU?

When I look at my active players or DAU, I notice this is usually double the number of people actually playing the game.


Other than Spark.loadPlayer(), what are all the things that could trigger the count for an active player or DAU?


Hi Jaayden,


Push notifications to players will also count them as a DAU. I've noticed you game doesn't have a live snapshot. What sort of testing are you doing here ? Is it just deve testing or is there any sort of public beta test going on ? 


Regards,

Liam

Right now its closed beta testing with under 100 players but I plan to switch to public eventually. Its a 2 player turn based game so turn push notifications are a key feature. So this means when using Push notifications, each player will get counted as 2 players?

I'm curious about this, too. We have a suite of games with the requirement to have 1 login for all games. Since this isn't really supported, unless we use a social login, which we can't, we're looking at the possibility of creating a "Master" game that holds only cross-game data and creates local game accounts in individual games to hold data specific to that game. Thus, there's the possibility of getting billed extra for the added DAU. Is DAU counted on server-specific ID/secret calls, as well as client ID/Secret calls?

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