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RobMtl007
Jul 12, 2008, 08:44 AM
Greetings:


If a programmer submits an application in the Apps Store, is there a feature

informing the programmer how many Apps have sold in the Apps Store?


Would the programmer have a User profile to see how his/her Applications
are doing.

Regards Robert



Sbrocket
Jul 12, 2008, 09:03 AM
Unfortunately no, and with the "Popularity" download counts in AppStore.app now broken it seems that there's no way for us to check downloads besides waiting for the monthly reports.

Cromulent
Jul 12, 2008, 09:33 AM
Unfortunately no, and with the "Popularity" download counts in AppStore.app now broken it seems that there's no way for us to check downloads besides waiting for the monthly reports.

Do the monthly reports come on the first of the month or just monthly from when the app store launched?

Sbrocket
Jul 12, 2008, 12:29 PM
Do the monthly reports come on the first of the month or just monthly from when the app store launched?

That's a good question. I would imagine the monthly reports are done on the first of the month rather than at a different time so they can label them based on the month, and I seem to remember seeing in the "Publishing on App Store" that monthly reports are listed by month name. The page in iTunes Connect doesn't say, though.

Mr Ikasu
Jul 12, 2008, 01:52 PM
If there is no way to find out until the monthly report that is going to be quite a long nervous wait for those who have apps in the store.

I can imagine downloads could hit tens of thousands if not more for some of the popular apps (Monkey Ball/Band) but some may only get a few hundred. I know I'd be very anxious to see how my app had actually done.

Sbrocket
Jul 12, 2008, 05:37 PM
If there is no way to find out until the monthly report that is going to be quite a long nervous wait for those who have apps in the store.

I can imagine downloads could hit tens of thousands if not more for some of the popular apps (Monkey Ball/Band) but some may only get a few hundred. I know I'd be very anxious to see how my app had actually done.

Err, yes. You pretty much hit that on the head - we'd like to know how our apps are doing. :D

vettori
Jul 12, 2008, 05:48 PM
Apple should have released an app that counts developer's app downloads in realtime :)

aosman
Jul 12, 2008, 05:51 PM
Someone should write that app.... Apple definitely thought out the entire app store distribution system pretty well.

kshep
Jul 14, 2008, 11:20 AM
You can get a general sense of how well your app stacks up to others by doing a sort by popularity on the iTunes App Store.

Greencardman
Jul 14, 2008, 12:29 PM
You can also embed analytics software into your code that would tell you how many users you have, among other things.

kshep
Jul 14, 2008, 11:12 PM
Yeah I thought about this a lot today and found http://www.pinchmedia.com/developers/

I'm not sure I feel about tracking my users, I definitely wouldn't want to do it without consent. That just feels creepy, and I'm kinda afraid that users would be turned off from the concept too if I prompted them too.

Perhaps I'll add some useful functions to my software like an opt in network high score list. Which would also as a by product help get me statistics on how many people are actually playing. That seems a little more fair to the user.