Posted by Frederic Mayot, Google Play team
The Google Play Developer Console makes a wealth of data available to you so you have the insight needed to successfully publish, grow, and monetize your apps and games. We appreciate that some developers want to access and analyze their data beyond the visualization offered today in the Developer Console, which is why we’ve made financial information, crash data, and user reviews available for export. We’re now also making all the statistics on your apps and games (installs, ratings, GCM usage, etc.) accessible via Google Cloud Storage.
New Reports section in the Google Play Developer Console
We’ve added a Reports tab to the Developer Console so that you can view and access all available data exports in one place.
A reliable way to access Google Play data
This is the easiest and most reliable way to download your Google Play Developer Console statistics. You can access all of your reports, including install statistics, reviews, crashes, and revenue.
Programmatic access to Google Play data
This new Google Cloud Storage access will open up a wealth of possibilities. For instance, you can now programmatically:
- import install and revenue data into your in-house dashboard
- run custom analysis
- import crashes and ANRs into your bug tracker
- import reviews into your CRM to monitor feedback and reply to your users
Your data is available in a Google Cloud Storage bucket, which is most easily accessed using gsutil. To get started, follow these three simple steps to access your reports:
- Install the gsutil tool.
- Authenticate to your account using your Google Play Developer Console credentials.
- Your bucket ID begins with: pubsite_prod_rev (example:pubsite_prod_rev_1234567890)
gsutil lscommand to list directories/reports and
gsutil cpto copy the reports. Your reports are organized in directories by package name, as well as year and month of their creation.
Read more about exporting report data in the Google Play Developer Help Center.
Note about data ownership on Google Play and Cloud Platform: Your Google Play developer account is gaining access to a dedicated, read-only Google Cloud Storage bucket owned by Google Play. If you’re a Google Cloud Storage customer, the rest of your data is unaffected and not connected to your Google Play developer account. Google Cloud Storage customers can find out more about their data storage on the terms of service page.
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