The company I work at creates lots of mobile apps. Some app developers have added code to hit oursite.com to check for things like connectivity. So, I get thousands of hits every day that aren't actual users, but apps just checking for a connection.
Is there anything I can do on my end, in Google Analytics to reduce the amount of traffic showing up from these pings. The most specific commonality I can come up with is that they are direct hits, from mobile devices, hitting only the home page "/".
Is there a way to filter traffic with that criteria? Anything else you can think of that would ensure I don't filter out legitimate traffic?