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NEW: Historical App Download Data from 42matters

NEW: Historical App Download Data from 42matters

Historical App Download Data Key Takeaways:

  • We have added historical app download estimates to the 42matters Explorer.

  • This will give users the ability to view historical download data, for any app, as far back as one year.

  • They will also have the ability to filter historical downloads by country.

Over the past few months, we’ve received quite a few requests from our loyal customers concerning the possibility of adding historical app download data to the 42matters Explorer.

Well, ask and you shall receive! 

Indeed, while we’ve long given our users the ability to track estimated daily and monthly downloads, we’ve been hard at work adding a new feature that will enable users to search historical download data, for any app, going as far back as one year.

So, because we will be unveiling this feature in the coming days, we thought we’d take you on a quick tour!

If you don’t have access to the Explorer, sign up for a free 14-day trial. 

How to Get Historical App Download Data From the 42matters Explorer

First, navigate to the Explorer’s launchpad. Then select either Android Apps or iOS Apps:

42matters Explorer Launchpad — Historical App Downloads

This will open up the Explorer’s
dashboard, from which you can select any app of interest. We’ve selected the Android version of YouTube:

42matters Dashboard — Historical App Downloads

To view downloads,
open the app’s pop-up by clicking on the app in the dashboard. Then, scroll to the “Downloads” section:

Downloads graph — Historical App Downloads

To view historical download data,
use the calendar drop-downs to set the time period you’re interested in:

Calendar — Historical App Download Data

You can
view downloads for any period as far back as one year from the current date. Here are download estimates for the Android version of YouTube between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020:

Daily downloads — Historical App Downloads

You’ll notice that the data in the chart is quite compact. This is because we’re depicting daily downloads. If you want something a little less granular, you can also do
weekly download estimates:

Weekly downloads — Historical App Downloads

monthly downloads:

Monthly downloads — Historical App Downloads

Last but not least, you can even
add country-specific filters to calculate estimated downloads by country:

App downloads by country — Historical App Downloads

That’s that!

Please note that Historical App Downloads will be available only to customers who sign up for the historical package. Without this upgrade, users will see the standard 30-day graphs.


To sign up for the historical package, reach out to our team.

Get Started With 42matters!

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

The Explorer, which you can try free for 14-days, is an app market research tool that offers a comprehensive look at app 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 historical app downloads or other mobile app analytics from 42matters, schedule a free demo with one of our experts!