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Google App Data API: Overview

Using Google App Data API, you can retrieve a list of apps ranking on Google Play for a certain keyword, collect a full list of apps from the specified category, get complete information about a specific app, and receive reviews on any app published on Google Play.

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

The returned results are specific to the language and location parameters. We emulate set location 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. You can always check the returned results by accessing the check_url in the Incognito mode to make sure the received data is entirely relevant. Note that user preferences, search history, and other personalized search factors are ignored by our system and thus would not be reflected in the returned results.

Google App Data API functions

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App Searches

This endpoint provides a list of apps ranking on Google Play 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.

If you would like to get the results in the HTML format, refer to the Google App Searches HTML endpoint.

App List

This endpoint provides a list of applications published on Google Play, 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.

If you would like to get the results in the HTML format, refer to the Google App List HTML endpoint.

App Info

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

If you would like to get the results in the HTML format, refer to the Google App Info HTML endpoint.

App Reviews

This endpoint provides feedback data on applications listed on the Google Play 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.

If you would like to get the results in the HTML format, refer to the Google App Reviews HTML endpoint.
 

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 them to you respectively.

If you use the Standard method without specifying pingback_url or postback_url, you can receive the list of id parameters 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.
 

Priorities and cost

 
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.