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.
We want to make every aspect of the time you spend with appFigures seamless, even the billing process. That’s why we built a new invoice forwarding option that allows you to add multiple recipients to receive each invoice. Head over to Account Settings → Invoices to add more recipients and say goodbye to monthly, internal forwarding.
It’s that time of the year again when iTunes Connect goes silent for a week. If you haven’t gotten the official email, here’s the gist:
Between Saturday, 12/21 and Friday, 12/27 iTunes Connect will be down for its official holiday break. Sales reports will be importing normally, but Apple warns that there may be delays. iAd and financial reports will not be syncing at all during the break.
As per tradition, we will be keeping an eye on iTunes Connect during the shut down and will update this post if anything changes.
If you haven’t already linked your iTunes Connect to your appFigures account, or want to link a new account, there is no time like the present.