Updates & Bug Fixes

Lots of good news to report today so let's get to it!


  • We added the 'Applications' parent category to Top Charts for Google Play.

  • Paid Search results in our new ASO tool, Search Analysis, now show in a bar chart instead of a line graph and default to a weekly granularity. Check out how easy it is to see who's paying the most to rank on my favorite drink.

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  • You can now select up to 50 apps to add to a market when you are looking at search results for a keyword.

Bug fixes

  • We fixed the issue causing the benchmark line to render incorrectly on our Free Competitive Intelligence Report.
  • We fixed a bug with calculating search rank movements for keyword results.
  • We fixed the issue with displaying special characters in our new metadata diff tool.
  • We fixed exporting from the Top New Apps report
  • We fixed a bug with our Ad Intelligence filters in our Advertisers Only report so that when you select multiple options, they act as 'or' not 'and'. For example, in the screenshot below, you will now get apps that have either Video or Interstitial ads. Screen Shot 2021-01-21 at 10.12.02 AM.png
  • We fixed a rare bug, where if an app had no valid publisher, the page would not load. Now we load the page without a link to the publisher.
  • We fixed a rare edge case that caused us to miss alerting on some new SDK installs/uninstalls.
  • We fixed the table border on our Cross App Usage page.

New ASO Feature

Starting today, you can now see when an app updated their metadata (Name, Subtitle, Description) on our Organic Keywords rank history chart.

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Clicking on the notice icon will open a text diff modal, allowing you to quickly see exactly what changed.

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Less Bugs = Happy Monday

Our new ASO product got some love this morning.

  • Fixed the count of '# of unique apps in top 10' on our List Insights table.
  • The issue causing us to report the 'Started Tracking' icon incorrectly on Keyword Insights has been resolved.
  • The issue causing us to over-report the number of appearances an app paid for over a 30 day period on a keyword has been resolved
  • The issue causing the Rank Summary to be occasionally out of sync with the keyword results table has been resolved

They say no good deed goes unpunished and, apparently, this is very true, as our Top Advertisers table for Google Play broke during a previous update. Rest assured, this has also been resolved this morning.

We also fixed some small visual bugs throughout the product today. These were so small they aren't worth enumerating.

2,000% Increase In SDK Scanning Capacity

Yes, you read that correctly. We have increased our App SDK scanning capacity by 2,000% over the past few months. What does that mean?

Well, first off, it means that you are going to get more leads based on SDK data and have a better picture of SDK market share.

Second, it means that we can scan every app release and version update for all free ranked apps across Google Play and iTunes Connect, automatically. You don't need to request it, it just happens. Our capacity is more than twice the average volume of updates we see across both stores, giving us plenty of headroom for heavy version-update cycles.

Third, it means that we've dramatically increased the number of apps across both stores that we have SDK data for (approximately 2 million more apps across both stores).

But wait there's more!

Today we are releasing a makeover to our App SDK page in App Insights with some helpful new features.

  • App Last Scanned

    We tell you when we last downloaded and analyzed the app for SDK installs and uninstalls.

  • Version Analyzed

    We tell you what version we analyzed during the last scan so you can be sure we caught the latest update.

  • Dedicated table of Currently Installed SDKs

    We made it easier to see which SDKs are currently installed by breaking them out into their own tab.

  • Improved Timeline History

    Our Timeline History of SDK installs/uninstalls now lets you see the full install/uninstall history of each SDK. You can filter this table by SDKs that are currently installed or no longer installed.

  • Faster manual requests

    Manual scan requests now return results within 24-48 hours and we are working towards getting that down to under an hour.

    With our new dedicated high priority queue for manual requests, you can be assured that as soon as you smash that request button our technology is jumping into action for you.

Labels Restored And More

We have a few small bug fixes to brighten up your Wednesday.

  • We've restored the x-axis labels in our Market Explorer Download Comparison chart.
  • We re-ordered our new data colors for better color contrast, making it easier to distinguish adjacent data marks.
  • We fixed the x-axis scaling on all charts, so that the time period you select is always reflected, whether or not the metric is non-zero for that range.

Page Through Reviews

As of this morning, you can page through reviews as you read them. When you open a review to read, you will notice navigation arrows on either side of the modal. You can click on those with your mouse or use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard to page through the reviews loaded in the table.

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In less exciting news, we added the ‘Developer Tools’ and ‘Graphics & Design’ app categories, that Apple introduced earlier this year, to our web tool.

Fixed and Fixed

In the process of fixing a few small issues this morning, we broke the Custom Export Tool (oops). You would have noticed it as an error when trying to create a new export. Luckily, we resolved the issue quickly, AND:

  • Restored our Breakout Predictor scores
  • Restored SDK Reach for SDKs in Google Play apps
  • Spruced up the Top Publishers table in Ad Intel
  • Fixed a styling bug on one of our modals
  • Fixed a rare bug that caused our App Insights breadcrumb to disappear if an app was lacking a publisher

Buenos Dias

Today is a big day for updates, so let's jump in!

  • We now support Spanish and Portuguese reviews in our Review Intelligence product. You will notice English, Spanish, & Portuguese are selected by default in the review table. Plus, we've added a checkbox filter to allows you to see analyzed reviews only. And, for extra convenience, we've translated Spanish and Portuguese to English both in our web tool and in our exports.

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  • We've updated the color palette for all of our performance data charts.

  • Global Search now searches each entity type (app, publisher, company, sdk) asynchronously for faster and more tailored results.

More Fixes

Happy Friday, world! We didn't get to release all of the fixes we had lined up yesterday, so today, we are happy to report that the following issues are resolved:

  • Our Top Advertisers endpoint in the API has been fixed. We had to change the request and the response, so check out our Developer Documentation for the latest requirements.

  • Top Publishers in our web tool has been updated and should now return better results. We are still working on updating the API and hope to release that in the next two weeks.

Get Alerted

As of today, you can now set Rank milestone alerts for apps that are not currently ranked. Previously, we only let you set these alerts if the app was currently ranked. This update is a direct result of a customer request.

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