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Introducing X-Ray

 

New Dataset

 

 

We are very excited to announce our newest dataset, X-Ray, the only app classification intelligence that provides bone-deep product insights into every app and mobile game in the ecosystem. Head on over to our blog to learn more about this first-of-its-kind classification intelligence for all apps!

Our new add-on uses machine learning to automatically assign classifications — including functions, features, monetization, game play, and themes — to every app and game in the mobile ecosystem, eliminating the need for manual app tagging altogether.

This zero-delay iOS and Android app classification intelligence is unmatched in the industry with 340+ app tags (and growing), spanning 7+ million apps. Available across our product suite, users can mix-and-match Apptopia’s capabilities to create product intelligence and market insights unlike anything seen before.

Fall Cleanup

 

Updates

 

 

We did a little Fall cleanup today of several small annoyances.

  • We made some UX updates to our recently released Research Library to improve usability.
  • We renamed 'Top Publishers' to 'Top Ad Publishers' in the main side nav to clear up confusion with the other 'Top Publishers' menu item.
  • We updated the explanation text in Market Explorer for 'Additional Entities' to be more clear on expected behavior.
  • We changed the y-axis label when plotting Total Time Spent In App from 'TTIA' to 'Seconds'.
  • We audited and updated all of our dropdown menus to make sure that their styling is consistent.

More Chart Fixes

 

Bug Fixes

 

 

We have fixed the incorrect plotting of data points in our charts. From September 8th until today's fix, all data points in our charts were shifted back one period (Day, Week, Month, Quarter) depending on what date aggregation you were viewing. This only impacted charts and not the raw data if downloaded.

Weekly Chart View Fixed

 

Bug Fixes

 

 

We have fixed the Weekly aggregation in our charts. Selecting this option no longer causes the page to crash.

API Issues Resolved

 

Bug Fixes

 

 

  • Our API connectivity issues have been resolved as of this morning. Users of our API should no longer be getting intermittent 503 errors.
  • The date picker on Custom Exports has been fixed.

Some Fresh Paint

 

Bug Fixes

 

 

Our SDK filter in Report Builder is once again showing our Ad Network SDKs as selectable options.

 

Updates

 

 

We have been working our way through some of our older pages lately and updating them to match our newer design language. Today we updated a couple more, with the following pages having been updated recently:

Reduced Coverage on Apple App Store

 

Announcements

 

 


On September 2nd, Apple made a change that limited the rankings available in each app category from 1,500 to 200. This change is impacting the entire industry, including Apptopia.

Rank is a key input into our models which generate estimates for Downloads, IAP Revenue, and Usage. As a result, starting on September 2nd you should expect to see less apps per category with performance estimates.

However, it's important to note that the top 10,000 apps per country should not be impacted by this change in any way.

We are actively looking for ways to increase our visibility into Rank beyond 200 per category / country, but until a solution is found, please continue to expect reduced coverage starting from September 2nd.

How This Affects You

We do not expect this change to impact most of our customers given that the vast majority of app activity is happening within the top 10,000 apps in each country. This portion of the market is unaffected.

This is impacting iOS / Apple only and will not affect Google Play apps or their estimates. No historical data is, or will be impacted by this change.

We expect this change to mostly impact clients who are heavily focused on the long tail of the app ecosystem.

What’s Next?

We are investing heavily into researching other ways to gain deeper visibility and plan to follow up with all of you as soon as we have more information.

We are here to answer any questions you may have about how this impacts your current workflow with Apptopia, so please do not hesitate to reach out directly via success@apptopia.com.

We will continue to share updates as we have them.

New Tricks

 

Updates

 

 

Today's release comes with an updated design for our Top Charts - Top Apps page, plus several new tricks and tips for exploring charts.

  • New chart view: % Change

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    With this new chart view, you can easily see the period-over-period percent change in performance for any time granularity you choose (Daily, Weekly, Monthly, or Quarterly).

  • Partial period styling

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    We now make it easy to see when a partial period of data is plotted so that you don't wrongly assume there was a drop in performance.

  • Auto-extend period

    We now automatically extend/adjust the date range, depending on the granularity you select, so that the first data point on the chart is for the complete week/month/quarter. For example, if you select 'Monthly,' the date range will start at the beginning of a month.

 

Bug Fixes

 

 

Yesterday we had an issue with the links in our emails. That has been resolved, so links from yesterday are now working.

Your Custom Reports Online

 

New Features

 

 

Today, we launched a new feature that lets you access your current and historical custom reports directly in the tool. Your reports will still be emailed to you, but now you can see all of them at once, download the last 10 versions of the reports, and opt in/out of receiving emails when they are ready.

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Updates

 

 

We updated the Cross App Usage page today to align with our newer design language. As part of this update, we added a new column that lets you know if the app is ad-supported. This new data point will help advertisers maximize ad spend and target apps that their users are most likely to use.

 

Bug Fixes

 

 

We fixed a bunch of bugs too boring to mention.

New Option In Custom Exports & More Bug Fixes

 

Updates

 

 

Users of our Custom Exports feature now have the option to suppress changes in Publisher and Companies when exporting at the app level. This will prevent the 'multiple rows' issue that has been reported. Under 'Format Options' you will see a new option when App level aggregation is selected. You will need to edit your reports to make this change.

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Bug Fixes

 

 

Yesterday we had an issue with our SDK scanning service that resulted in the incorrect reporting of uninstall events. This impacted 22 SDKs and 15,527 apps. This issue has been resolved and impacted SDKs/apps will report the correct information today.