Apple's App Analytics Platform Now Includes Info on Where Customers Discover Apps
May 3, 2017 5:40 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today announced that its App Analytics platform in iTunes Connect now provides developers with insight into where customers discover apps, a welcome change that will give developers more information on where app referrals are coming from.

Developers will be able to see if customers are finding apps from App Store browsing and search, from within other apps, or from web referrals.
App Analytics in iTunes Connect now provides insight on where customers discover your app, including App Store browsing and search, within other apps, or on the web. With key metrics based on source types, you can see your top referring apps and websites, making it easier to optimize your marketing campaigns.
Apple first debuted its app analytics platform in May of 2015, giving developers a detailed look at app usage statistics to enable them to create more effective advertising campaigns.


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18 months ago
87% from the bathroom
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18 months ago

Creepy. Why is Apple tracking this info?

It gives developers an idea of how effective the various ways of driving people to their app on the app store and what drives purchases. For example, if they don't see a lot of searches they may look at how the app is named, etc. If they have a lot of visits to their website but that doesn't translate to app store purchases they can reassess how they present the app on their website. The aggregate data would not identify individuals but give developers an idea of what drives visits to their app and adjust their marketing efforts accordingly..
Rating: 2 Votes
18 months ago

Creepy. Why is Apple tracking this info?


Creepy what is creepy?

That the developer know if you got to the App you bought through an AppStore search or from an website link?

So creepy!
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Shame they didn't release this a few weeks ago so we could watch all the referrers going out of business in real time.

As for the creeped-out privacy folks, you know if you click on an http link the destination server is usually given the address of the page you came from? It's been that way for about 20 years.


It doesn't across sites now.
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Good to know.

*Mental note: never click links to appstore ever again*


Because?
Rating: 1 Votes
18 months ago
Good to know.

*Mental note: never click links to appstore ever again*
Rating: 1 Votes
18 months ago
Creepy. Why is Apple tracking this info?
Rating: 1 Votes
18 months ago
Love this. More detailed factual information.
Well done Apple.
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