New: See Your Total Revenue Instantly With the New Revenue Report

See you true bottom line with the new Revenue Report

There are many ways to monetizing your apps. Be one of the many form of advertising, in-app purchases, or even charging for them (gasp!); some apps use a combination of these to maximize revenue. This means that your revenue can come multiple separate channels. While the site offers several different reports that keep track of all of those sources, we know it’s important to be able to easily keep an eye on one more important metric — total revenue.

We’re happy to be rolling out a brand new set of reports that focuses only on the bottom line. Say hello to the new Revenue Report!

The Revenue Report, just like its name, brings together all of your revenue sources into a single report. The report incorporates app sales, in-app purchases, ads, returns, educational sales, and most importantly, total revenue.

With the revenue report you can see all of those metrics with the same convenient charts, tables, and exporting options you’re used to from the sales and ads reports. In addition to the flexible display, the Revenue report also offers three different views, so you can group your revenue by date, country, and app.

One more thing! In addition to the new report, we’ve also added a new route to the API. The new route behaves just like the sales and ads routes but returns all of the new revenue metrics in a single call.

Here’s a sample response:

//GET /v2/reports/revenue?start_date=-30

{
    total: 6426.95,
    sales: 2504.09,
    iap: 1391.98,
    ads: 2121.11,
    returns: 109.77,
    edu: 300.00
}

Check out the documentation →


See the report in action in your account, and let us know if you have any questions.

Unleash Your App Reviews With Review Cards

Share app store reviews with Review Cards from appFigures

As online consumers we’re always looking for the best deal. Whether buying a car, a toothbrush, or an app, we always feel more comfortable reading a review or two before making any purchasing decisions.

As app developers we know the flip side is true as well: most apps live or die by their app store reviews. To stay on top of things, we often need to share them with our team or our users, but we resort to taking screenshots or copying text, which leave a lot to be desired.

Here at appFigures we think reviews deserve better than that, and we’ve set out to make them easier to share with everyone. Today we’re officially unveiling Review Cards and we’re excited to tell you how they will change the way you use reviews.

Share your reviews with anyone

Until today your reviews could only be viewed by members of your appFigures team, but with Review Cards you can easily share them with anyone. For example you may forward your team a bug report, show off a glowing testimonial to your twitter followers, or just have a hearty laugh with your friends.

Every single review is sharable. Just click ‘Share’ on the bottom-right: Sharing user reviews is easy with Review Cards from appFigures

Designed to be social

Review cards look great in every browser and on every social network. In fact, any app that utilizes Open Graph will automatically know how to render beautiful previews of the links you share. For example this is what a review looks when tweeted, or shared on Slack: Share app store reviews to Slack, Twitter, and other social networks using Review Cards from appFigures

Stays on brand

With Review Cards we set out to create something developers will actually want to share. Whether linking to it internally, tweeting it to your followers, or using it as a marketing tool, we figured you’d need it to look great.

More importantly, we wanted it to connect with your brand. So we put on our thinking caps and created an algorithm to do just that. Each review page is automatically themed based on the colors of its app, and the result is a unique experience that feels tailored to each product.

App store reviews are easy to share with Review Cards from appFigures

(You don’t have to take our word for it, try it out for yourself)

Supports all major app stores

Review Cards are built on top of our reviews engine, which means they’re available for all your apps in every major app store including: The iOS App Store, Google Play, Mac App Store, and Amazon Appstore. Windows reviews are coming soon too!

Built-in translation

When you share a review with someone you can optionally translate it to a language of your choice. Anyone viewing the review can also change the translation language on their own. That means you can send any review to a large multi-lingual group and feel confident that everyone will know what’s going on.

Try it: Original · Spanish · German · Chinese · Hebrew

Powerful traffic analytics

Share Your User Reviews and track stats

If you’re going to share reviews for marketing purposes you’ll need to know how effective they are. Because we love analytics so much, we built them right into every Review Card. Just append /stats to the end of any card’s URL to see how many people visited it, from which countries, and from what sources.

Drive more downloads

To make the most of every page view, we’ve included an app download badge in each card. It’s designed to be prominent, yet tasteful, which helps make Review Cards a great marketing tool. In fact we’ve already seen them make a significant impact in our own testing.

Stay on the lookout for more

We’ll be adding more ways to share your reviews, and to more places. You can also expect review sharing to show up in our app soon.

As always, we’d love your hear your comments. Get in touch directly or tweet @appfigures.


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Tracking Sales, Ranks, Top Charts, and Featured Apple TV Apps

Track Apple TV apps with appFigures

Last week the new Apple TV started shipping to consumers. With sales expected to exceed 20 million units, developers haven’t missed a beat, launching more than 1,000 apps for the new hardware. And we’re barely a week in!

We rolled out support for tracking downloads and revenue for Apple TV apps last week, and today we’re adding hourly rank tracking, global top charts, and featured app tracking for Apple TV apps, giving developers precise competitive information in near real-time.

Track hourly ranks and top charts for Apple TV apps with appFigures

In addition to tracking downloads and revenue, we’re now also tracking hourly ranks, top charts, and featured apps from the new Apple TV App Store. Ranks and top charts are available for all categories (including Top overall, Entertainment, Games and all 16 games subcategories), all list types (including free, paid, and grossing), and all countries. With these additions, Apple TV apps can now be tracked with the depth and flexibility you’re used to for your other iOS, Mac, Android, and Windows apps.

To track your Apple TV apps simply link your iTunes Connect account. If you already have it connected the new apps should be added automatically for you and included in all reports.

Happy tracking!

Now Tracking AppleTV Apps + a New Sales Metric for iOS Apps: Re-Downloads

Happy Friday folks. Apple has been busy lately, launching new devices and enhancing reports, which means we’ve got some updates for you iOS developers.

AppleTV App Tracking

Track your AppleTV apps with appFigures

The new Apple TV has started shipping today and we’re happy to report we’re already tracking Apple TV app downloads, revenue, and more. Your new AppleTV apps will be added to your account automatically. If you have Auto Activate turned on (the default), we’ll start tracking the new apps automatically. If you don’t, simply head into your Apps page and activate them.

New metric: re-downloads

Track app re-downloads with appFigures

Earlier in the week Apple introduced a new identifier but did not explain what it does. We had a theory that Apple confirmed yesterday – the new identifier is for re-downloads. Now that we know what this new identifier means we’re tracking it and have added it to the site. Soon it’ll be available in your email reports as well as through the API.

We hope you enjoy the new features. As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch.

New: App Store Ratings in the API

We’ve been working hard to improve the API, and have rolled out a highly requested addition – a route for app store ratings.

With the new /ratings route you’ll be able to get app store ratings for an app broken down by date and country.

You can get ratings for all of your apps by requesting /ratings directly, or get ratings for a specific app by passing in its product id: /ratings?products=5847866 (for Facebook iOS).

And here’s the response:

[
  {
    "product": 123901123,
    "region": "US",
    "date": "2015-10-23T00:00:00",
    "stars": [
      3190609,
      2770284,
      3312321,
      1881123,
      3421955
    ]
  },
  ...
]

The new route supports several filters and grouping options. Check out the documentation for more details.

The new /ratings route, like all other public routes, will work for any app in any of the major app stores. Apps you own are always free, others require enabling the Public Data API Add-On.

Introducing the appFigures iPhone App

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I’m very excited to announce that appFigures for iPhone is available on the App Store right now!

For the past several months we’ve been hard at work building an entirely new analytics experience that’s designed for mobile from the ground up. Our new iPhone app is centered around visualizing important figures at a glance for when you’re on the go, while also allowing to drill-down and learn more about your data with ease.

Here are some features we think you’ll love:

  • View your combined revenue from app sales, in-app purchases, and ads.
  • Easily read all your reviews, translated to your language.
  • See quick totals for your entire app catalog or just a single app.
  • Pivot any dataset by date, product, country, store, and more for easy comparisons.
  • Report sharing, offline mode, and more.

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There are many more handcrafted features for you to explore so head over and download it now. The app is available for free to all appFigures members, free or paid.

As always, we’d love to know what you think. So email us, tweet @appfigures, or send us feedback right from the app.

Now Tracking Amazon App Ranks From 10 New Countries

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Amazon’s Appstore has been a small but growing contender in the app store race. In 2014 the store nearly doubled its size. When we started tracking the Amazon Appstore it was only available in the U.S, but since Amazon has expanded to a few more countries. Today we’re rolling out hourly rank tracking for the Amazon Appstore from 10 new countries.

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Spain

You can now see the ranks for any app in the Amazon Appstore in the U.S. or any of the new countries, or check out the top apps in any category.

Coming Soon: appFigures Data in Your Adobe Analytics Dashboard

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Earlier today Adobe announced that appFigures will soon be providing app store data to Adobe Analytics. That’s huge news for us and the timing couldn’t be any better, as next week we’ll be turning six!

We work hard to make app store analytics accessible, so when Adobe reached out to us a few months ago we were very excited to extend the data we’re already providing beyond the walls of appFigures. We know that the more data you have the better decisions you can make, and that’s the key to success.

We like working with Adobe for many reasons, but one that is very important to us is their approach to handling sensitive data, which is very similar to ours – your private data is yours, not ours. That’s why we don’t sell or share it with anyone.

Adobe’s Analytics Dashboards provides a variety of marketing metrics, and coming soon, those metrics will include a variety of app store metrics, including: detailed app downloads and revenue, hourly ranks, and app ratings. The integration, which we’re working to release later in April, will be available as a free add-on to all enterprise and publisher accounts.

We’re planning to start testing the integration later this month. If you’re using Adobe Analytics and would like to help with testing please get in touch.

New Integrations: Millennial Media, MoPub, Unity Ads, and More

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Over the last year we’ve been working hard to add support for as many data sources as app developers use to monetize, so we can show you the most accurate bottom line. Today we’re happy to announce 11 new ad network integrations are available. This brings us to a total of 20 ad networks, covering a wide range of networks, from traditional to video, and everything in between. And the we’re nowhere near done!

To link your ad networks, go to Account settings → Linked accounts and click the Link account button. Reports from the newly linked account(s) will be available within a few minutes on the site and the API.

For a complete and up-to-date list, check out our Integrations page.


We’re actively working to add more integrations, so if you don’t see a network you’re using please let us know.

Brand New: Track Incoming Payments for All Your Apps in One Place

Ask developers why they make apps and you’re sure to receive a full spectrum of responses ranging from entirely rational to truly inspired. But no matter which way you slice it there’s one reason that’s certain to be ubiquitous: getting paid.

But how can developers know exactly how much money they’re supposed to get paid?

As anyone who’s tried to answer that question before can tell you, reliably calculating incoming payments from different app stores is no simple task. There are different financial calendars to consider, varying exchange rates to account for, multiple payment policies to keep track of, and the list goes on.

The details are certainly enough to make anyone’s head spin, and a lot of developers are feeling the pain. Several months ago, after many user requests, we set out to solve this problem, and today we’re thrilled to announce our solution: the Payments report.

The new Payments report shows you exactly how much money you’ve received and can expect to receive, by month. It automatically includes data for all the app stores and ad networks you use. payments-report

Why you need it

  • Accuracy first: Every app store has its own set of intricacies (different payment calendars, exchange rates, regions, etc.), so we built a system to diligently normalize the complexity of all the stores we track into a single data source you can always count on.
  • Totals at a glance: Start off with a single number that sums up all your revenue (including app sales, in-app purchases, and ad revenue), and dig in for more information.
  • Detailed breakdowns: Easily view payments grouped by individual stores and by individual products. If you ever tried to figure out the payment total for a specific iOS or Mac app, you know the reports Apple provides make it quite difficult. Our new Payments report does all the magic behind the scenes to give you accurate totals per app for every store.
  • Fill in the blanks: Most stores release their financial reports at the end of each month, but no one wants to wait that long. When you choose a month that hasn’t ended yet the Payments report will automatically figure out if there’s another, less accurate data set it can use until the real data becomes available. Such numbers are clearly denoted as “Estimated”.

How is this report different from the other revenue reports?

Our other revenue reports are built around showing the most up-to-date information. While this information updates frequently, it isn’t 100% representative of what your bank statement may read at the end of the month (due to varying exchange rates and app store limitations). In contrast the new Payments report is all about total accuracy. It is based on the less frequently updated (monthly) financial data that’s provided by the individual app stores.

Where can I get it?

This report is available in the reports section of the site, alongside all of our existing reports. If you haven’t already click here to check it out.

Looks pretty simple, right? That’s the culmination of countless iterations by our engineering and design teams, as well as invaluable feedback from several pioneering members. We took great care to make sure we always present the most accurate data, and that it’s wrapped in a delightful interface. We already have some nice additions planned for this report, but first we can’t wait to hear your feedback!