apptopia updates
apptopia updates

Planned Downtime Saturday AM


Service Event will be undergoing maintenance Saturday morning August 13th, between 3AM - 4AM EST. Our external website and the web tool will be unavailable during this time.

New X-Ray Tags




This month we added 11 new X-Ray tags:

  • Shooter

    • Games where the player advances or earns rewards from defeating enemies by shooting at them, most commonly with firearms.
  • Runner

    • Games in which the player is continuously moving forward through a (usually) procedural generated, theoretically endless game world with limited game controls. The goal of these games are to get as far as possible without dying.
  • Tycoon

    • Game mechanics include the management of economic processes (i.e. running a business) or building and managing a city.
  • Dice

    • Games that incorporate random chance mechanics via asking users to roll a dice.
  • Sleep Tracking

    • Apps that record details (duration & quality) about your sleep.
  • Karaoke

    • Apps that enable the user to sing songs over prerecorded backing tracks.
  • Auto Insurance

    • Apps provided by companies that offer auto insurance. Functionality often includes the ability to manage your policy and file a claim.
  • Cruise Line

    • Apps related to booking travel on a cruise.
  • Weather

    • Apps that report the weather in specific locations around the world.
  • Airline

    • Apps provided directly by airline companies.
  • Password Manager Authenticator

    • Apps that help the user manage authentication for multiple sites or applications by storing passwords or providing an authentication token.

New Permission Filter



  • The Permission filter in Report Builder now includes the Android permission for 'Background Location'. This is selectable in Google Play reports.
  • Ranks are now included in the exports from Market Explorer. You must fist select a country in order to have Ranks included in the export.

New Data in Prospector Reports




The following data points are now available in the CSV download of Report Builder exports:

  • bundle_id (iOS only)
  • store_url
  • country name
  • revenue_type splits (total, download, in_app_purchase, ad_revenue)
  • app_categories

All Aboard




We want to learn more about how Apptopia can help you solve your work goals. Starting today, we'll be asking you to fill out a quick questionnaire about your role and interests (it will take less than a minute). We'll be using this information to make Apptopia better for you.




We have made a couple of very small UI updates to bring more consistency to the Product.


Bug Fixes


Publisher hyperlinks in Market Explorer now work again.

Website Links Restored

Today we've made the following updates:


Bug Fixes

  • Publisher website links in Report Builder results are now restored


  • We improved the UX of user account settings
    • If you haven't taken a look recently, we now allow your administrators to add/remove users and purchase more seats. Reach out to you Customer Success Manager if you need the permission enabled for your user account.

New X-Ray Tags




We've added eleven new tags to our X-Ray dataset this week:

  • Slots

    • Gameplay that incorporates slot machine chance mechanics to award players.
  • Spot the Difference

    • Games where the player must identify a pre-defined number of differences between two visually similar images. These are often called 'photo hunt' games and are commonly targeted towards children.
  • Hyper Casual

    • Free-to-play casual games with simplistic controls, infinite loop mechanics, simple color schemes, and primarily/usually ad-driven revenue.
  • Virtual Pet

    • Gameplay focus is on the care, raising, and/or breeding of virtual pets.
  • Hockey

    • Game focus is on the sport of hockey or contains hockey-related content.
  • Last Mile Transportation

    • The app allows users to rent vehicles suitable for traveling short distances and often offer little protection from the environment (ex scooters, bikes)
  • Traffic Enforcement Warnings

    • The app will alert the driver to oncoming traffic enforcement zones (e.g. speed traps, construction, etc)
  • B2B Marketplace

    • The app provides an online storefront for businesses to buy or sell physical and/or digital goods with other businesses.
  • Coloring

    • Games where the primary objective is to color objects.
  • In Store Assistant

    • The app contains functionality to aid or enhance the experience of the user while they are in the physical store of the app provider (ex. item locator, price scanner, store-specific item availability).
  • Fighting

    • Gameplay is focused primarily on close-quarters combat between characters within fixed physical boundaries, such as a stage or a ring.

[Resolved] Delay In Reports & Exports


Service Event


We have resolved the issues causing delays in report and export generation.

Delay In Reports & Exports


Service Event


We are experiencing delays in report and export generation with our Sales Prospector Reports and Custom Exports features. Our engineers are currently working to restore these features.

ASO History




Last week we we added support for viewing the history of ASO Search Keywords

  • Organic Keyword Rank History can now show the full history of data we have.
  • Paid Keyword Share of Voice can now show the full history of data we have.