A look at my download reports

I released my first BB10 app back on Oct. 28th (trying to get a free Red Z10) and then I did an update on Dec. 04. When you do a basic report in the BlackBerry Vendor World, you see something like this.

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Which doesn’t tell you much, except for that a bunch of people updated the app when I released the new version.

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To get more detailed information, you do scheduled report (which is a misleading title).  A scheduled report is an CSV output of the application, date downloaded, batch file downloaded, application version, device model, device OS, country, carrier and locale.  This is a little more helpful, because you can see where people are downloading from and possibly get an idea of how many people are upgrading to the new version.

Some of the things I found interesting was there were more than one downloads from RIM as a Carrier.

I can see Q5, Q10 and Z30 phone types, but it seems that the Z10s show up as Qualcomm GPU or Imagination GPU.

I had a lot of downloads in Africa. I didn’t expect it to be popular in that area of the world. Including the small island country of Mauritius. I did a check and was surprised to find that they do actually have Meetup groups there.

4 people downloaded the 1.0 app after the 1.1 app was available.  All 4 in different countries, with different carriers.

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Disappointingly, it looks like I only had about 221 updates. Which means the 771 initial downloads weren’t all kept or haven’t been updated. I plan on doing some more updates and then submitting it to Built for BlackBerry. I am hoping that at that point, those who initially downloaded, but uninstalled it, will come back to the app. Anyways, wanted to share my thoughts.

About DeanLogic
Dean has been playing around with programming ever since his family got an IBM PC back in the early 80's. Things have changed since BASICA and Dean has dabbled in HTML, JavaScript, Action Script, Flex, Flash, PHP, C#, C++, J2ME and SQL. On this site Dean likes to share his adventures in coding. And since programming isn't enough of a time killer, Dean has also picked up the hobby of short film creation.

About DeanLogic

Dean has been playing around with programming ever since his family got an IBM PC back in the early 80's. Things have changed since BASICA and Dean has dabbled in HTML, JavaScript, Action Script, Flex, Flash, PHP, C#, C++, J2ME and SQL. On this site Dean likes to share his adventures in coding. And since programming isn't enough of a time killer, Dean has also picked up the hobby of short film creation.