App development firm Lemon Labs just released a new iOS application aimed at mobile developers in need of tracking their app downloads and other metrics while on the go. The tool, which uses the appFigures API, offers an alternative to services like App Annie, Distimo or even appFigures‘ own website – none of which today offer their own native mobile experiences.
AppFigures, for those unfamiliar, is a popular service for taking data from iTunes Connect, Google Play and other app stores, and putting it into a more usable format for developers.
Lemon Lab’s new app, “Check for appFigures,” solves the problem of having to browse the appFigures desktop-sied website using an iPhone, by bringing key statistics to a downloadable iOS application. The app offers a clear and simple overview of importnat metrics like app downloads, updates, and sales. It also allows developers to quickly see these figures for various date ranges, including “all time,” “last 24 hours,” and 1, 3, 6, 9 or 12 months. The app includes not just the numbers, but charts, too.
Lemon Labs co-founder and CEO Tomas Dirvonskas, who runs the Lithuania-based firm, tells us that the app was built out of personal need. “We ourselves use appFigures, and got tired of looking at the full site via iPhone when tracking downloads of the apps,” he says. “So as appFigures have open APIs, we just built a tool for ourselves and put a small price tag on it.”
The app makes all these stats available for a one-time fee of $3.99, Dirvonskas says, which is for lifetime access to these numbers. NY-based AppFigures.com, meanwhile, offers developers tiered pricing for based on how many apps developers track. AppFigures’ co-founder Ariel Michaeli also vouches for the app via blog post, calling the Check app “as beautiful as it is simple,” and noting how easy it is to swipe between the various screens.
Although the app itself is iOS-only, it’s capable of aggregating data from the Apple App Store, Google Play and Amazon, which is an advantage over the platform-specific iTunes Connect app, for instance.
Developers will need an account with AppFigures to use this app, obviously. Those who do can then download the app here on iTunes.