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Apple App Data API: Overview

Apple App Data API will help you programmatically access large amounts of app metadata from the App Store to run an analysis of every key detail of an app, including icons, titles, screenshots, descriptions, release notes, and more. Leveraging this API, you can monitor the position of your and competitors’ apps in country-specific text search results, as well as across top charts by category. You can also get audience insights through app reviews and ratings to improve your app experiences.

For now, Apple App Data API provides information based on App Store only. However, we plan to add more data sources.

The returned results are specific to the indicated keyword or app ID, language, and location parameters. We emulate the set location and search engine with the highest accuracy so that the results you receive will match the actual search results for the specified parameters at the time of task setting.

To find answers to common questions about App Data API and find guidance on efficient use of its features, visit our Help Center.
 

Apple App Data API functions

 
App Searches

This endpoint provides a list of apps ranking on the App Store for the keyword specified in a POST request. It also returns additional information about each application: its ID, icon, reviews count, rating, price, and other data. The results are specific to the keyword as well as location and language parameters specified in the POST request.

App List

This endpoint provides a list of applications published on the App Store, including app IDs, ratings, prices, titles, and more. The results are specific to the app_collection as well as the location and language parameters specified in the POST request.

App Info

This endpoint provides information about the mobile application specified in a POST request. It returns comprehensive data on a certain application, including its icon, description, reviews count, rating, images, and other data. The results are specific to the app_id parameter specified in the POST request.

App Reviews

This endpoint provides feedback data on applications listed on the App Store platform, including review ratings, review content, user profile info of each reviewer, review publication dates, and more. The results are specific to the app_id as well as the location and language parameters specified in the POST request.
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Methods

 
App Data API supports only the Standard method of data retrieval. It requires making separate POST and GET requests. Using this method, you can retrieve the results after our system collects them.

‌Alternatively, you can specify pingback_url or postback_url when setting a task, and we will notify you on completion of tasks or send the results to you respectively. Note that if you use the postback_url field, you should also indicate the function that will be applied for data retrieval: advanced or html.

If you do not specify pingback_url or postback_url, you can receive the list of id for all completed tasks using the ‘Tasks Ready’ endpoint. It is designed to provide you with the list of completed tasks, which haven’t been collected yet. Then, you can retrieve the results using the ‘Task GET’ endpoint.

Learn more about task completion and obtaining a list of completed tasks in this help center article.

You can send up to 2000 API calls per minute, with each POST call containing no more than 100 tasks. Contact us if you would like to raise the limit.
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Priorities and cost

 
The cost of using Apple App Data API endpoints depends on the selected priority of task execution.

The Standard method has two different priorities that stand for the relative speed of task execution and have different prices:

1. Normal priority;
2. High priority.

The cost can be calculated on the Pricing page. You can check your spending in your account dashboard or by making a separate call to the User Data endpoint.

You can test Apple App Data API for free using DataForSEO Sandbox.