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Johann Dowa

A Command-Line Tool For Quickly Grabbing iOS App Ranking And Review Data From Worldwide App Stores

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I’ve mentioned a number of tools handy time-saving command line tools for iOS app developers most recently a tool for automaticall generating .pem files for push notifications, and a tool for uploading ipa files and updating iTunes connect information.

Here’s an open source command line tool that allows you to quickly grab worldwide app ranking data and reviews from Mathieu Bolard called appstat.

Appstat provides a number of options so you can quickly search for a specific app, and in specific categories generating clean colorized output in the terminal.

Here’s a list of usage options from the readme:

Usage : main -a -s : search an app
-a : the app ID to use
-g : the genre code (ex: 6012)
-r : list reviews
-f : search top free
-p : search top paid
-l : 1-200

Here are a couple of snapshots resulting from running the example searches:

Appstat
Appstat

You can find appstat on Github here.

You can find the genre codes for the different categories on the Apple site here.

A nice tool for quickly grabbing rankings and reviews from App stores around the world.

Thanks to Tom for the submission.


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