Distimo has launched the first free and open API for app store data

The Distimo API gives anyone access to downloads, app sales revenue, in-app revenue, ranking, and reviews for every major app store worldwide. All the data can be sorted by day, week, month or quarter, from the Apple App Store, Google PlayAmazon AppstoreWindows Phone Marketplace, Samsung Apps, the Apple Mac Store, the Windows Store, Blackberry World, and Nokia Ovi Store. It provides competitive intelligence that app developers and marketers can use to inform their own user acquisition and monetisation campaigns, often in real time.

Using the API, developers can build systems that enable rapid responses to changes in sales, in-app revenue, reviews, and more. Besides downloads, revenue, and rankings, the API also includes access to breakdowns by location, including country and continent, and devices. Implementing the API should be simple — Distimo has provided example implementations in C#JavaJavascriptObjective-CPHP, and Ruby – Python is not available.

There is a restriction on the data. “Our Distimo AppIQ data, which allows anyone to track estimated downloads and revenues for any app, is also available through the same API as well, but AppIQ data requires a paid subscription,” Remco van den Elzen, Distimo’s co-founder and chief commercial officer says.

That could get costly with AppIQ starting at €1,200 a month, and increases depending on the number of countries and categories that you want to track. Find out more here.

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