With Chameleon, it's easy to deliver guidance to the right users. You can leverage your available user data and the properties that Chameleon collects when targeting your Experiences.

πŸ’‘ To learn more about the user data you can send and leverage in Chameleon, read the User Data Overview.


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How does Chameleon collect data?

Once Chameleon is installed it starts to collect data about the users that are engaging with your product.

The first and subsequent times that chmln.identify is called, Chameleon adds a set of default properties to that user profile. This is what we call the identify method and is an essential component of showing the right Experiences to the right users. Each user is identified in Chameleon based on their user ID; aside from this, we collect other properties and add them to the user's profile in Chameleon.


What are the default properties?

Aside from the user ID, Chameleon collects these additional properties and adds them to each user that loads a page where Chameleon is installed:

Browser

The type of browser detected.

Browser width

The latest browser window width. Can be useful to target certain platforms or devices.

Language code

A parsed version of the Accept-Language header that browsers send with every request. It typically takes the form of {{language_code}}-{{country_code}} . For the "English speaking United states", it is en-US and for "French speakers in Switzerland" it is fr-CH. A handy list of the codes can be used to find the one you want to target. πŸ’‘ Use contains and the language or country code you'd like the target.

Chameleon Admin

Whether the user is an Admin on your account and las logging to view Experiences in the Builder.

Device type

The device that a user is on between desktop and mobile.

Timezone offset (hours)

The standardized offset from UTC that the user was last seen in. For example, PST is -8 (or -7 during daylight savings).

First seen by Chameleon

The first time the user was identified (the time when the user record was added to the Chameleon backend.) πŸ’‘ This may not be the user's sign-up date if they were created in your system before you installed Chameleon.

Last seen

Last time the user was identified by Chameleon.

Last Tour

Whether a (specific) Tour was last completed or was not by a user.

Last Tour result

Whether the last Tour completed was finished or ended early, before completion.

Last Tour time

Input a specific date to filter the last time a user engaged with a Tour.

Number of web sessions

The number of times a user was seen, not seen for 90 minutes, and then seen again (starting from 1). πŸ’‘ Show a "thank you" when a user comes back for their 10th time.

Testing ID (randomly assigned)

A special property primarily used for A/B testing. It's a number from 0 to 100 that never changes for a user. πŸ’‘ Use this number to show a Tour to 25% of your traffic.

Chameleon also collects data about the Experiences your users interact with. Events such as "Tour Started", "Survey Dismissed" etc. are collected, and also appended with the User ID (to allow you to understand which user took these actions.) Certain default properties are appended to these events, including:

Domain

The main domain associated with your Chameleon account.

Link_target

The target URL for click actions (such as clicking on a button or link) that contain a page redirect or link.

Page_URL

The URL of the page where the event occurred.

Text

The text of the link or button that was clicked in the event.

πŸ’‘To see which Chameleon events you can track, read the article on the analytics that Chameleon provides.

Chameleon does not collect other page or user data by default and complies with GDPR, CCPA, and other privacy regulations. Learn more about our practices from our Security & Privacy section.


How can I use this data?

All the data that Chammelon collects about your users is available as various filters when creating a custom Segment. Find them under "Default properties" and refine your targeting to fit your users' behaviors,and needs.

You can get creative with the default filters and control who sees an Experience and how often. For example, you can:


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