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NEW: App Ratings History APIs for Android and iOS

NEW: App Ratings History APIs for Android and iOS

We’ve added two new API endpoints! The Google Play Weekly App Ratings History API and the Apple App Store Weekly App Ratings History API can be used to retrieve comprehensive historical ratings for any Android or iOS app available on Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Here’s what we cover in this blog post (click the links below to jump to the corresponding section):

Intro to App Ratings

Rating an Android or iOS app is a pretty straightforward process. Users assign a value between one and five stars based on their experiences with the app. These ratings are then averaged to determine the app’s overall rating.

However, there are a couple of wrinkles. For instance, Google allows users to update previous ratings, meaning they can revise their ratings upwards or downwards as they wish. Meanwhile, Apple allows publishers to reset ratings for their apps after they’ve been updated.

App Ratings History APIs

As noted above, our brand new App Ratings History APIs facilitate access to comprehensive historical ratings for any app available on Google Play or the Apple App Store on a weekly basis. This includes the total count of ratings and the average rating for a selected time period.

This data can then be compared with an app’s changelog and version history to determine how things like new releases and bug fixes affected ratings.

Google Play App Ratings History API

The standard package for the Google Play App Ratings History API offers data going back 30 days. However, with the historical package, users can access up to three years of rating insights.

To learn more, click here.

Apple App Store App Ratings History API

Likewise, the standard package for the Apple App Store App Ratings History API also offers data going back 30 days. However, in this case, the historical package offers up to one year of rating insights.

To learn more, click here.

Get Started With 42matters!

At 42matters, we provide app insights, data, and analytics via a host of useful APIs, file dumps, the 42matters Explorer, and the 42matters SDK Explorer.

These tools, which you can try free for 14-days, offer a comprehensive look at app market trends and statistics. This includes in-depth, visual insights into downloads, categories, top charts, rating and review analyses, and more. This data can be downloaded as a CSV file and leveraged however you like — in your own algorithms, analyses, products, studies, etc.

If you would like to learn more about our recent updates, or any other mobile app analytics from 42matters, schedule a free demo with one of our experts!