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News regarding the latest Cubicast development and features.

How to Track Custom Events

A popular feature request, has always been the ability to track custom events. Going forward, you can now track custom events by using our JavaScript API. Obviously, this kind of functionality is not available when using the Cubicast browser extension. Here is how custom events appear in the workspace’s Acitvity Log. If you are planning to use this new feature for existing workspaces, make sure you update your JavaScript snippet to the latest version which exposes the new track method.

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Frictionless Session Recording of Private Hosts

We are thrilled to announce that our latest release supports recording sessions of private hosts, including localhost. When using our browser extension, no restrictions of any kind apply. Thus, you should be able to capture any private host having pixel-perfect recordings. However, if you have embedded the Cubicast recorder snippet in a private web site, residing in your local machine, intranet or extranet, cross-origin restrictions may apply. If all stylesheets, fonts and images are fetched from the same origin (i.

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New Events Added: Track Page Views, Clicks and User Input

Now you can automatically track page views, clicks and user input. These events will serve as the basis for our reports and on-demand funnels. Page views are tracked at all times, using both the browser extension and the JavaScript snippet. Clicks and user input can be switched on and off using the browser extension settings tab or the workspace’s recorder settings, depending on the use case. Existing workspaces, may not have clicks and user input tracking enabled by default.

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How About Capturing Videos?

Once we had canvas capturing implemented, adding videos in the loop was a matter of time. The good news is that the latest recorder implementation now supports capturing video elements. Of course, the same limitations with capturing canvases, apply in this case as well. In order to capture videos retreived from other origins, the video has to have the crossorigin attribute set, and the appropriate CORS headers configured on the origin server.

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Moving Away From 3rd Party Cookies

Previously, the Cubicast recorder snippet was relying on 3rd party cookies to function properly. After Apple announcing that Safari now blocks all 3rd party cookies, we had to refrain from using 3rd party cookies. Our latest version now uses the following top-level domain first party cookies: Cookie Name Lifespan Purpose __cc 10 minutes Used for storing the recording details when the page is unloaded, so that it can be resumed when user reloads the page.

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Capturing Uncaught JavaScript Exceptions

We are pleased to announce that our latest recorder release, supports capturing uncaught JavaScript errors. This is a major enhancement, as it gives you the ability to know exactly which of your users where impacted by what errors and the exact snapshot of the DOM when this error occured. The current implementation will capture the error’s stacktrace, resolving source maps if available. Of course, these errors are additionally posted to Slack channels in case the hosting workspace has a Slack intregration enabled.

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