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is it possible use Google analytics to track visits from nonbrowser application? will ga be able to recognize custom user agents or other http headers? Anyone has experience in this area?

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Did you have a look at Google's Analytics API, which includes a section you can expand titled "Specialized Tracking"? You will find explanations of how to track gadgets, mobile apps, and Flash apps.

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It is forbidden from their terms of service:

NONEXCLUSIVE LICENSE . Google hereby grants You a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable license to install, copy and use the UTM solely as necessary to use the Service for one or more web pages that You own and control (collectively, the "Website").

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