How App Annie and Distimo are redefining app analytics

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Two of the top companies focused on mobile analytics recently introduced services that could change the way app store performance is monitored over the next five years. App Annie said the latest version of its App Annie Analytics tool would offer hourly app store rankings and data sharing as well as an improved Web dashboard and daily e-mail reports that allow CSV exports. App Annie will also allow apps to gain access to the company's analytics API. Rival Distimo concurrently introduced App Trends, which will provide daily download and revenue trends for the last two weeks for any app worldwide. Distimo said daily ranking for every app worldwide in any category where it is ranked in an app store will also be available, including searches by individual countries.

"A lot of indie developers are quite up to speed in terms of mobile analytics, but the challenge for them is getting their hands on the same tools and services as the big guys who have much larger budgets," Vincent Hoogsteder, CEO and co-founder of Distimo, told FierceDeveloper. Feature

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