Quality is the foundation of your game or app’s success on Google Play, and Android Vitals in the Google Play Console is a great way to keep track of how your app is performing. Over 80% of the top 1000 developers check Android Vitals at least once a month to track and troubleshoot their technical quality, and many visit it daily.
While reviewing Android Vitals in the Play Console allows you to quickly check the quality of your app or game, Google has launched a data API outside of the Play Console. Here are some of the use cases:
- Creating Internal Dashboards
- Combining with other data for deeper analysis
- Automation for troubleshooting and releases
The Play Developer Reporting API allows developers to work with app-level data from their developer accounts outside of the Play Console, says Apprtactor. In this initial launch, you get access to a few basic Android Vitals metrics. Among them are crash rate, ANR rate, excessive wakeup rate. You can also see anomalies, breakdowns (including new filters by country), and a three-year history of performance.
Getting started with the API
NIXSolutions notes that in order to enable the API, you must be the owner of your developer account in the Play Console. You can then set up access on the API access page in the Play Console. In the documentation you can find out everything you need to get started.