iTunes Connect, the portal developers use to manage their App Store apps, has had it's Sales and Trends section updated today, making it not only modern, but much more useful. In addition to the better look, new features include sales within selected time periods, sales groups, filters, and estimated proceeds.
The lack of modern, useful reporting tools has been a source of developer complaints since developers have been able to complain. Given the size and value of the App Store, and the quantity of both developers and apps, iTunes Connects deserves the attention, and more. Hopefully this is just the beginning.
If you're a developer, check out the update and less me know — how do you like the new iTunes Connect Sales and Trends, and what, if anything, do you like best?
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I'm sure that's a welcoming improvement. Sent from the iMore App
Do the bars and graph show numbers to be useful, or just shows what's greater than and less than without any numbers, which also happens at an Apple conference?
This is a huge improvement. I used to have to use App Annie (or similar third party sites) to get these statistics out in any meaningful way. Not only does this remove a lot of my need for these sites, but it also does so in a much more beautiful way than the others.
As far as I can tell, it's an abomination.* What's the simplest use case for this tool? 1. log in
2. what were yesterday's sales for each product?
3. where were they? This simple use case is not possible via the new interface. One can get this information by platform (e.g., Mac vs iPad) or content type (Mac Apps vs iOS Apps), but not simply by product. It's useless. One must instead download the sales report. If this is true, what's the point? * I would love to be proven wrong, but I sure can't see how to do it.
Quick update to my last comment: 1. I now see that you can filter by Content (why isn't this just named product?).
2. However, with this filter in place, it's not possible to select just yesterday's date in the time period. So, I can't get where just yesterday's sales were.
3. It has arbitrarily decided to group US and Canada sales together. I want them separate. And why not US and Mexico? The designer is clearly not thinking about a developer's needs.
There is also missing to the option to see the number of user that has updated to current version of the app. This was previously available. Is it me or has it really been removed ?
Since the upgrade, I don't see the charts via iPhone any longer. Works on PC, but not on mobile. Anyone else see this behavior?
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