Saturday, October 18, 2008

AppStore Clerk

When Apple added the ability to see sales and trend reports for the App Store it finally made it possible to see how many people had downloaded your app. However, the sales reports in their raw form contain a lot of data and are difficult to read. For the first few days I was adding up the download numbers manually. However, this is time consuming and can be almost impossible once you have more than one application on the store. That is why I wrote a little utility I call AppStore Clerk to help me out.

Simply place AppStore Clerk in the folder where you keep all of your saved sales reports (you have been saving your sales reports, right?) and it will take care of the rest. You can then take the data and paste it into a spreadsheet if you want to make charts or other fancy things.

AppStore Clerk is freeware, so go ahead and give it a try.

Shameless self-advertisement: If AppStore Clerk saves you a minute or two each day, perhaps you could try out my puzzle game, Lumen.


Blogger Brent said...

That's pretty tight, bridger. I'm a fan already!

October 19, 2008 9:14 PM  
Blogger Neil said...

Not bad, cheers. Would like to replace the python script ( I currently use with this but not until you (or someone else who takes the source) adds the ability to break down by country. That's really nice to see.


October 20, 2008 12:02 PM  
Blogger Bridgeyman said...

The breakdown by country would certainly be nice, and probably not all that hard to implement. I suppose to biggest problem would be to design a fairly simple interface. That is a lot of data to present.

October 20, 2008 1:48 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Really useful app :) What I'd really love to see is it noting / taking price into account .... as some apps vary the price (and are even free for periods) ... I know its complicated with all the different currencies involved :P

November 3, 2008 4:23 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Consider putting the source on github so people can make contributions? I'm gonna give your app a crack. If I like it I might mod it. github makes it easy to give back. :-)

November 7, 2008 6:02 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Why have I been messing with the raw data files? This is a great start. I agree that other features would be nice to have, but we're all busy writing other apps. Haha. Thanks for giving us an easy way to quickly checkout our stats.

January 12, 2009 4:52 AM  
Blogger gorbster said...

Thanks for the app! I've been using it for a few months now and it has worked great. I'll be purchasing Lumen as soon as I finish this comment.

February 14, 2009 2:49 PM  
Blogger moctezuma said...

Buying and rating Lumen.
Thank you for your job.

February 17, 2010 6:41 PM  

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