Kochava is a leading mobile measurement and app analytics platform that offers unique dynamic deep linking, audience segmenting and data accessibility features for your business.

RudderStack allows you to send relevant events to Kochava through a S2S (Server-to-Server) integration with the platform.

Find the open-source transformer code for this destination in our GitHub repo.

Getting Started

Before configuring your source and destination on the RudderStack app, please check whether the platform you are working on is supported by Kochava. Refer the table below:

Connection ModeWebMobileServer
Device mode-Supported-
Cloud mode-Supported-

To know more about the difference between Cloud mode and Device mode in RudderStack, read the RudderStack connection modes guide.

Once you have confirmed that the platform supports sending events to Kochava, perform the steps below:

  • From your RudderStack dashboard, add the source from which you want to send the event data.
  • Once you have added the source, select Kochava from the list of destinations.
  • In the Connection Settings page, please enter the relevant information in the fields shown in the following screen:
kochava Destination Settings for Kochava

Kochava Configuration Settings in RudderStack

To successfully configure Kochava as a destination, you will need to configure the following settings:

  • App GUID: Kochava generates a unique ID for your application, called the App GUID. You can find this ID by going to your Kochava account and navigating to Apps & Assets - All Apps. You can then select your app to the view the App GUID.

NOTE: The following two settings are applicable for iOS Device Mode only:

  • Enable AppTrackingTransparency (ATT): Enable this setting if you want to enable the AppTrackingTransparency feature provided by the Kochava iOS SDK.

Make sure you include the key NSUserTrackingUsageDescription in your info.plist along with a string value explaining why you are requesting authorization to track.

  • Enable skAdNetwork: Enable this setting if you want to enable the skAdNetwork feature provided by the Kochava iOS SDK.

Adding Device Mode Integration

To add Kochava to your Android project and enable functionalities like push notifications, follow these steps :
  • Open your project level build.gradle file, and add the following:
    buildscript {
    repositories {
    mavenCentral()
    }
    }
    allprojects {
    repositories {
    mavenCentral()
    }
    }
  • Also, add the following under the dependencies section:
    // ruddder core sdk
    implementation 'com.rudderstack.android.sdk:core:1.+'
    // rudder-kochava integration
    implementation 'com.rudderstack.android.integration:kochava:1.0.0'
    // Kochava native sdk
    implementation 'com.kochava.base:tracker:3.10.0'
    // if you don't have Gson included already
    implementation 'com.google.code.gson:gson:2.8.6'
  • Initialize the RudderStack SDK in the Application class' onCreate() method as shown:
    import com.rudderstack.android.integrations.kochava.KochavaIntegrationFactory
    import com.rudderstack.android.sdk.core.RudderClient
    import com.rudderstack.android.sdk.core.RudderConfig
    // initializing Rudder SDK
    val rudderClient = RudderClient.getInstance(
    this,
    WRITE_KEY,
    RudderConfig.Builder()
    .withDataPlaneUrl(DATA_PLANE_URL)
    .withFactory(kochavaIntegration.FACTORY)
    .build()
    )
Follow these steps to add Kochava to your iOS project:
  • Go your Podfile and add the Rudder-Kochava extension as shown below:
    pod 'Rudder-Kochava'
  • After adding the dependency followed by pod install , you can add the imports to your AppDelegate.m file as shown:
    #import "RudderKochavaFactory.h"
  • Finally, change the initialization of your RudderClient as shown:
    RudderConfigBuilder *builder = [[RudderConfigBuilder alloc] init];
    [builder withDataPlaneUrl:DATA_PLANE_URL];
    [builder withFactory:[RudderKochavaFactory instance]];
    [RudderClient getInstance:WRITE_KEY config:[builder build]];

Track

The track event captures information related to the actions performed by the user. For more information, refer to the the RudderStack API Specification documentation.

RudderStack transforms the following events to Kochava's Standard Events, as shown in the table below:

RudderStack Event NameKochava Standard Event
Product AddedAdd to Cart
Product Added to WishlistAdd to Wishlist
Checkout StartedCheckout Start
Order CompletedPurchase
Product ReviewedRating
Products SearchedSearch

Rest of the events are sent to Kochava as custom events.

You can send an event with the name same as that of an Kochava's standard event to get perceived as Standard Event in Kochava.

A sample track event for sending event data to Kochava looks like the following code snippet:

[[RudderClient sharedInstance] track:@"Product Added" properties:@{
@"price": @2.0,
@"product_id": @"product_id_a",
@"product_name": @"Product Name A"
}];

According to the table above, this will change the Product Added event to Add to Cart event in Kochava dashboard and pass the properties along with this.

Screen

The screen method allows you to record whenever a user sees the mobile screen, along with any associated optional properties. This call is similar to the page call, but exclusive to your mobile device.

A sample screen call looks like the following code snippet:

MainApplication.rudderClient.screen("Sample Screen Name",
RudderProperty()
.putValue("prop_key","prop_value"));

In the above snippet, RudderStack captures all the information related to the viewed screen, along with any additional info associated with that event. In Kochava, the above screen call will be shown as - "screen view Sample Screen Name " along with the properties.

Note that screen call will be sent to Kochava as a custom event.

Configuring Push Notifications

Follow these steps to configure push notifications for Kochava for the platform of your choice:

  • Register push notifications for your Android device in the Kochava dashboard.
  • Add the following dependency in your project level build.gradle file inside the buildscript:
    dependencies {
    classpath 'com.google.gms:google-services:4.3.5'
    }
  • Next, add the following dependencies and plugin to your app level build.gradle file:
    dependencies {
    // for push notifications
    implementation 'com.google.firebase:firebase-messaging:21.1.0'
    }
    apply plugin: 'com.google.gms.google-services'
  • Place the google-services.json downloaded from the Firebase console into the root folder of your app.
  • Passing the new Push Token received from FCM to the Kochava SDK. For more information, look into the **sample-kotlin** app.
    import com.google.firebase.messaging.FirebaseMessagingService
    import com.rudderstack.android.integrations.kochava.KochavaIntegrationFactory.registeredForPushNotificationsWithFCMToken
    // Extending FirebaseMessagingService class
    class MyFirebaseMessagingService : FirebaseMessagingService() {
    // The onNewToken callback fires whenever a new token is generated.
    override fun onNewToken(token: String) {
    super.onNewToken(token)
    // Method to pass the push token to the Kochava native sdk
    registeredForPushNotificationsWithFCMToken(token)
    }
    }
  • Add Push Notification as a capability by navigating to **Target** - **Signing & Capabilities** of your app when opened in Xcode.
  • Enable **Background Modes/Remote notifications** by navigating to **Targets** - **Your App** - **Capabilities** - **Background Modes** and then check Remote notifications
  • Register the push notifications for the iOS devices in your Kochava dashboard.
  • Then, add the following code in your app just after initializing RudderStack's iOS SDK to register the push notifications.
    #import <UserNotifications/UserNotifications.h>
    // register for push notifications
    UNUserNotificationCenter* center = [UNUserNotificationCenter currentNotificationCenter];
    center.delegate = self;
    [center requestAuthorizationWithOptions:(UNAuthorizationOptionAlert | UNAuthorizationOptionSound | UNAuthorizationOptionBadge)
    completionHandler:^(BOOL granted, NSError * _Nullable error) {
    if (granted) {
    dispatch_async(dispatch_get_main_queue(), ^(void) {
    [[UIApplication sharedApplication] registerForRemoteNotifications];
    });
    }
    }];
  • Finally, add the below handlers to handle the tokens and push notifications accordingly:
    #import <RudderKochavaIntegration.h>
    - (void)application:(UIApplication *)application didRegisterForRemoteNotificationsWithDeviceToken:(NSData *)deviceToken
    {
    [[RudderKochavaIntegration alloc] registeredForRemoteNotificationsWithDeviceToken:deviceToken];
    }
    - (void)userNotificationCenter:(UNUserNotificationCenter *)center willPresentNotification:(UNNotification *)notification withCompletionHandler:(void (^)(UNNotificationPresentationOptions))completionHandler
    {
    completionHandler(UNAuthorizationOptionSound | UNAuthorizationOptionAlert | UNAuthorizationOptionBadge);
    }
    - (void)userNotificationCenter:(UNUserNotificationCenter *)center didReceiveNotificationResponse:(UNNotificationResponse *)response withCompletionHandler:(void (^)(void))completionHandler
    {
    [[RudderKochavaIntegration alloc] receivedRemoteNotification:response.notification.request.content.userInfo withActionString:response.actionIdentifier];
    }

FAQs

Where do I get the Kochava App GUID?

To get your Kochava app GUID, please follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Kochava. Then, go to your account and select the application for the specific campaign.
  2. Under Apps & Assets, select All Apps
  3. Click on the desired app for which you want the procure the App GUID.
  4. You will be able to see the App GUID under the title of your application, within the details.

For more information, please check the Kochava support guide.

Contact Us

If you come across any issues while configuring Kochava with RudderStack, please feel free to contact us. You can also start a conversation in our Slack community; we will be happy to talk to you!

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