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Offline data point collection

    Overview

    With an Internet connection present, data points generated by a running experience are automatically sent to the IntuiFace Data Tracking Hub.

    Without an Internet connection, data points are stored locally - on the device running Composer or Player - until an Internet connection is reestablished.

    How It Works on Windows PCs

    Whenever the Data Tracking interface asset is present in an experience, both Composer's Play Mode and Player will launch a small process named IntuiFaceDataTransfer.

    IntuiFaceDataTransfer collects all data points generated by a running experience and stores them in a temporary, encrypted binary file located in the folder C:\ProgramData\IntuiLab\IntuiFace\Analytics. Every 60 seconds, collected data points are forwarded to the IntuiFace Data Tracking Hub over an SSL connection.

    If no Internet connection is present, IntuiFaceDataTransfer continues to store data points in the encrypted binary file. Multiple files are created to minimize the individual size of any one file.

    If at any time an Internet connection is established while Composer or Player is running, IntuiFaceDataTransfer will note the reconnection and forward data points to the Hub.

    Transferring Cached Data Points if Composer/Player Are Not Running

    Exclusively on Windows, it is possible to initiate the transfer of data points to the IntuiFace Data Tracking Hub without running Composer or Player. To do so:

    [by definition, this procedure assumes Composer and/or Player are not running]

    1. Launch the executable IntuiFaceDataTransfer.exe located in the folder

      • C:\Program Files (x86)\IntuiLab\IntuiFace\Composer for IntuiFace 32-bits
      • C:\Program Files\IntuiLab\IntuiFace\Composer for IntuiFace 64-bits.
    2. Click the Create IFL files button and choose where you want the logs to be stored.

      This process prepares the binary files into transfer-ready format.

    3. Once the PC is online - if not already - click the Transfer data points button.

      This will initiate the transfer process. The ifl files are deleted.

    How It Works on Other IntuiFace Platforms

    Whenever the Data Tracking interface asset is present in an experience, Player will store data points in a temporary, encrypted binary file. Every 60 seconds, collected data points are forwarded to the IntuiFace Data Tracking Hub over an SSL connection.

    If no Internet connection is present, Player continues to store data points in the encrypted binary file. Multiple files are created to minimize the individual size of any one file.

    If at any time an Internet connection is established while Player is running, Player will note the reconnection and forward data points to the Hub.

    Disk Full and Offline Storage of Data Points

    If a device runs out of disk space and that device is offline, IntuiFace will lose its ability to store additional data points.