Lookup API for Android Apps

Find an Android app that matches the specified package name on the Google Play Store™ and return full app details.



GET https://data.42matters.com/api/v2.0/android/apps/lookup.json

Hits per request:


Rate limit:

50 QPS

Required plan:

basic or above.


Name Required Description Available Values Default
access_token required Your access token for using this API. You can get it for FREE by signing up .
p required The package name identifying an Android application. Any publicly available Android app package name
include_unpublished optional Flag whether to return unpublished apps true, false false
lang optional Return language-specific metadata. If no translation is available the metadata for locale 'en' is used. Internationalized fields include t​itle, short_desc, description, what_is_new, screenshots. ID of Supported Languages en
app_country optional Return country-specific app metadata. Country-specific fields include price, price_numeric, price_currency. If the country is not supported, then the metadata for US is returned. ID of Supported Countries US
fields optional Comma-separated list of fields to return. Premium fields such as email, similar, permissions require higher plans. See Android App Object for more details.
callback optional If supplied, the response will use the JSONP format with a callback of the given name.


Status Code Indication Content-Type Body
200 Everything is OK application/json Android app object
202 The app was not present in our databases and has been submitted for crawling. If the app is available anywhere, it will be available soon. application/json Error object
404 The package name is not found application/json Error object
402 Your request exceeds what's allowed by your current subscription plan application/json Error object
403 Your access token is not valid application/json Error object
429 Your request rate is over the limit application/json Error object

Example Request

Example Response

	"rating": 4.1,
	"package_name": "com.facebook.katana",
	"short_desc": "Find friends, watch live videos, play games & save photos in your social network",
	"ratings_1": 9848847,
	"screenshots": [
	"i18n_lang": [
	"badges": [
	"cat_key": "SOCIAL",
	"category": "Social",
	"downloads": "1,000,000,000+",
	"app_availability": {
		"available_in": [
		"not_available_in": [
		"availability_unknown": [
		"package_name": "com.facebook.katana"
	"title": "Facebook",
	"interactive_elements": [
		"Users Interact",
		"Shares Info",
		"Shares Location",
		"Digital Purchases"
	"downloads_max": 5000000000,
	"version": "",
	"created": "2011-12-27T17:48:05+00:00",
	"price_numeric": 0,
	"from_developer": [
	"size": 67308132,
	"website": "https://www.facebook.com/facebook",
	"privacy_policy": "https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/",
	"description": "Keeping up with friends is faster and easier than ever. Share updates and photos, engage with friends and Pages, and stay connected to communities important to you. \n\nFeatures on the Facebook app include:\n\n* Connect with friends and family and meet new people on your social media network\n* Set status updates & use Facebook emoji to help relay what\u2019s going on in your world\n* Share photos, videos, and your favorite memories.\n* Get notifications when friends like and comment on your posts\n* Find local social events, and make plans to meet up with friends\n* Play games with any of your Facebook friends\n* Backup photos by saving them in albums\n* Follow your favorite artists, websites, and companies to get their latest news\n* Look up local businesses to see reviews, operation hours, and pictures\n* Buy and sell locally on Facebook Marketplace\n* Watch live videos on the go\n\n\nThe Facebook app does more than help you stay connected with your friends and interests. It's also your personal organizer for storing, saving and sharing photos. It's easy to share photos straight from your Android camera, and you have full control over your photos and privacy settings. You can choose when to keep individual photos private or even set up a secret photo album to control who sees it.\n\nFacebook also helps you keep up with the latest news and current events around the world. Subscribe to your favorite celebrities, brands, news sources, artists, or sports teams to follow their newsfeeds, watch live streaming videos and be caught up on the latest happenings no matter where you are!\n\nThe most important desktop features of Facebook are also available on the app, such as writing on timelines, liking photos, browsing for people, and editing your profile and groups. \n\nNow you can get early access to the next version of Facebook for Android by becoming a beta tester. Learn how to sign up, give feedback and leave the program in our Help Center: http://on.fb.me/133NwuP \n\nSign up directly here: \nhttp://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.facebook.katana\n\nProblems downloading or installing the app? See http://bit.ly/GPDownload1\nStill need help? Please tell us more about the issue. http://bit.ly/invalidpackage\n\nFacebook is only available for users age 13 and over.\nTerms of Service: http://m.facebook.com/terms.php.",
	"price": "",
	"price_i18n_countries": [
	"downloads_min": 1000000000,
	"contains_ads": true,
	"promo_video": "",
	"iap_min": 0.99,
	"ratings_3": 7335385,
	"ratings_4": 12505626,
	"market_source": "GOOGLE",
	"lang": "en",
	"cat_int": 19,
	"ratings_5": 50700331,
	"what_is_new": "\u2022 Improvements for reliability and speed",
	"cat_keys": [
	"content_rating": "Teen",
	"iap": true,
	"market_update": "2019-01-16T00:00:00+00:00",
	"ratings_2": 3426042,
	"iap_max": 399.99,
	"cat_type": 0,
	"developer": "Facebook",
	"number_ratings": 83816231,
	"icon": "https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ZZPdzvlpK9r_Df9C3M7j1rNRi7hhHRvPhlklJ3lfi5jk86Jd1s0Y5wcQ1QgbVaAP5Q=s180",
	"icon_72": "https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ZZPdzvlpK9r_Df9C3M7j1rNRi7hhHRvPhlklJ3lfi5jk86Jd1s0Y5wcQ1QgbVaAP5Q=s180",
	"min_sdk": "Varies with device",
	"market_status": "PUBLISHED",
	"market_url": "https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.katana&referrer=utm_source%3D42matters.com%26utm_medium%3Dapi",
	"deep_link": "https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.katana&referrer=utm_source%3D42matters.com%26utm_medium%3Dapi"

Last Modified: 2018-11-11

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