We have great news for developers who are monitizing with Chartboost and InMobi. Today we’re rolling out integrations for both ad networks!
To link your Chartboost or InMobi accounts, simply go into Account settings > Linked accounts.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions about the new integrations.
More integrations are coming!
If Chartboost or InMobi aren’t the networks you use, don’t worry, we’ve got a few more integrations in the pipeline. We’re always looking for beta testers, so if you’d like to help just let us know.
Lots of services use our API these days. From dedicated mobile apps to multi-service dashboards. When we come across a new integration we take it for a spin and review it in the process.
Today we’re reviewing Geckoboard.
Geckoboard is a business dashboard that brings together a variety of metrics from different service providers to give you an overview of data that matters at a glance. Geckoboard is available on the web and also natively on iOS, which makes it really easy to use anywhere.
The guys at Geckoboard recently updated the appFigures widgets to work with the newest version of our API, which makes the integration even faster and more secure with OAuth.
Geckoboard implements almost every end point we offer in the API which means that your dashboard will have access to sales, ads, ranks, and even ratings. We found the widgets really easy to customize and filter to get a high level over view at a glance. The ability to compare the data to a previous date made the widgets even more meaningful.
Geckoboard offers a free 30 day trial so if you’re in the market for a new dashboard we recommend giving Geckoboard a try.
Note: All appFigures Geckoboard widgets are maintained by Geckoboard. If you’re running into any issues linking your account or pulling data please get in touch with Geckoboard’s support directly.
12:24pm est – We’re seeing new reports for the missing days as well as yesterday being imported right now.
Earlier this week we started noticing reports from Google Play were coming in later than usual. Then, on Wednesday, reports stopped coming out altogether. We don’t have a way to confirm, but we believe this delay is affecting most Google Play developers.
If you are missing downloads or sales reports for your Google Play or have incomplete figures this is most likely the reason.
We’ve reached out to Google and will post an update when they reply. We’re also keeping an eye on the situation and will update this post as soon as something changes. In the meantime, check out the Google Play status page for real time updates.
Visualizing data is as much personal taste as it is science. Since we released our API back in 2010 several members have created and published mobile apps that consume the API and visualize reports to their heart’s content. What’s great is that all of those apps are available on the App Store so there’s a good variety for everyone to choose from.
This month two new apps join the list, which now includes seven 3rd party iPhone apps! We took both apps for a spin and here’s what we think:
Sales – The appFigures Companion
Developer: Will Townsend
Sales describes itself as a mobile companion to the appFigures site. The app has a very simple and intuitive design built for iOS7. Sales give you an at-a-glance view of your most important information, your profits and reviews.
Logging into Sales is easy and secure thanks to the OAuth integration. With OAuth the app never sees your appFigures password.
Once logged in, the app opens to an almost full-screen bar graph of sales with totals at the top. Tapping and holding a single bar shows data for the chosen day. By default all apps are included, but that can be changed in the filters section along with the date range.
If you have IAPs you’ll notice that they’re not available in the app filter list; that’s because Sales merges the downloads and profits of all IAPs together (just like we do in email reports). We think this is a nice touch for a true overview.
Sales is currently the only app on the App Store that takes advantage of the new reviews route of our API and does so with a simple list of your most recent. Each review shows the date, rating, and the author. Unlike the sales section, however, there’s no way to filter reviews in the current version. Hopefully that will change in the future.
Sales is a great way to get a quick overview of your sales and reviews. Will did a great job keeping things simple while still displaying enough data.
On the app’s site, Will mentions more features are currently in the making. You can see what he’s up to on the app’s public Trello board.
The Stat App
The Stat App takes a different spin on simplicity. The app is very clean and focuses strictly on profit with a beautifully designed UI that’s really easy and fun to look at.
Logging into The Stat App, just like logging into Sales, is very smooth and secure thanks to the OAuth integration.
From the beginning it’s very obvious what the app is all about–profit and downloads. The main screen includes those two numbers in really large font. But don’t let that fool you, there’s much more. Swipe to the left or right to change the date, or down to select a different granularity.
Just under the main screen you’ll find a list of profit and downloads broken down by app. Tap an app and you’ll be taken to a single-app view with totals. Swipe up to see a breakdown of both profit and downloads by country.
You’ll notice that like Sales, The Stat App also combines IAPs profit and downloads into the app they belong to. The Stat App goes a step further and shows a total for IAPs as well.
Paddy and Alain did a great job with the design and interactions of the app. The way gestures are implemented makes operating the app with one hand a breeze. Unlike other 3rd party appFigures apps, The Stat App uses freemium pricing, which we think is clever.
Important: Both apps were developed by 3rd parties that aren’t directly affiliated with appFigures. Please visit the developers via their respective sites directly for questions, comments, or feature suggestions.
A lot has changed since we first rolled out the new reviews report. Today we’re rolling out one of the most requested additions – review downloading.
Downloading your reviews is as easy as exporting any of your other reports. Just head over to the new reviews report, click the button and select “Download”. The downloaded file will include all of the reviews currently visible on your screen, sorted and filtered.
Pro tip – By default the report displays (and exports) 10 reviews at a time. You can easily get more by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and selecting a different number of reviews per page.
Privacy is central to our philosophy here at appFigures, so when Data Privacy Day became an international day of awareness, we got really excited. If you don’t already know, Data Privacy Day is a global effort to empower people to protect their privacy online. This year we’re happy to be joining a growing list of official DPD Champions to help spread the message.
In honor of DPD, we wanted to offer a privacy tip/reminder:
When linking an app store or ad network account to your appFigures account take a minute or two and create a special sub user for appFigures with a strong password. This way you do not need to share your main credentials with anyone.
You can learn more about DPD and pick up other privacy tips here.
As you may already know, Google recently gave AdMob a complete makeover. While the new UI is great it no longer works with the old AdMob API which is why members who migrated to the new AdMob stopped getting new ad reports.
We now support the new AdMob API and highly recommend linking your new AdMob account by going into Account settings → Linked accounts. Linking the new account will should bring in new reports within the hour and will not cause any duplication of old data.
Legacy notice: We’re keeping support for legacy AdMob accounts, so if you don’t have a new AdMob account you don’t need to take any action right now.
We’re never really “done” with a report or feature, but are always working hard to make them even better. For the last few months we’ve been doing just that for the new Reviews report, and here are the most recent updates:
We’re now importing reviews for iBooks
By popular demand, we’re now showing reviews for iBooks in the new report. iBook reviews get all the new features that up until now were only available to apps. Enjoy!
Scanning for new reviews more often
To be able to add all the new features to reviews we had to switch away from real-time scans to scanning for new reviews in the background. Initially we started with a scan every few days but have been scaling that and are now scanning for new reviews multiple times per day so your reviews should always be up to date.
Keyword and author search is faster
We’ve been making infrastructure improvements so searches are now even snappier than before.
Improved integration with email reports
Email reports are now getting fed the most recent reports so you can stay up to date. Reviews can be translated to the language of your choice as well.
To change how reviews are displayed in your email reports go to Account settings > Email Reports →
A brand new API route
Up until now the new reviews engine was not available through the API. In v2 of our API all of the new features were added to a completely redesigned route that’s simple and intuitive.
Check out the documentation for more details.
More than 3,000 apps are being featured on Google Play around the world right now. One of those apps just might be yours!
Finding if and where your apps are featured on Google Play is a manual and grueling task. Well, we have good news: we’re now tracking featured apps from Google Play so you don’t have to.
Go ahead and check out the Featured report to see if and where your apps are being featured right now. The featured report updates several times per day so it’s always up to date and covers the Google Play store on mobile devices as well as tablets.
In case you haven’t already noticed, we recently extended access to the Top Apps report to all members. Now everyone, including users on the free plan, can keep a finger on the pulse of the marketplace and their competition.