New Routes, Enhanced Security, Public Data Access, and More in API V2

Over the past few years there have been quite a few changes here at appFigures. We’ve added support for new stores and ad networks. We’ve expanded our app store data offerings. We’ve seen folks create apps in our ecosystem, both publicly and privately. With all these changes, API v1.1 was getting a little dusty, so a new version of the API was in order.

Today we’re happy to officially announce API v2.

API v2 adds access to public data and supercharges reviews, featured, and ranks. New, unified, product_ids let you ask for sales and public data by the same id easily. Along the way we’ve fixed quite a few bugs, added some features and cleaned up some representations that were clunky. Overall, it will make using the API even better than it was before.

Here’s a quick overview of the new features. You can check out the documentation for a full list of changes.

New routes

API v2 brings with it a few new routes to enable access to datasets that were only available on the site until now. The new routes include: /ratings, /featured, and /ranks/snapshot. You can probably tell what datasets they represent by their name.

New app reviews engine

We’ve been working really hard on a very powerful engine for app reviews. You’ve probably seen some of the announcements. API v2 takes full advantage of this new engine and exposes a brand new /reviews route written from the ground up to support searching, filtering, sorting, and translating reviews with ease.

OAuth for 3rd party access

Basic Auth is great when you need to use the API for yourself and don’t need the overhand of a security provider. It isn’t that great however for 3rd party integrations because it means your private credentials will be exposed to that 3rd party.

New in API v2 is OAuth support, which is required for 3rd party access, making your username and password invisible to to everyone without limiting access.

Public Data API

Until today the API only enabled access to apps you own, forcing you to visit the site to get ranks, reviews, and other information about apps you don’t. API v2 removes that limitation with a new add-on so you can get public data for any app you wish. Check out the Public Data Access page for more details.

Much more

We’ve taken the time to make small improvements across the entire API such as: improved date management, more options to pivot on, and access to all ad networks. Check out the complete list of changes, or dive right into the documentation.