Guide: Using Google Play with Databox


How to connect Google Play to Databox


How to connect Google Play to Databox

You can connect a Google Play Account in Databox by following the steps below

 Login to your Google Play Account
 Navigate to Settings > User Accounts & Rights 
 Click + New User 
 In the Email field, enter [email protected] 
 Set the Role to Finance
 Check the Global checkbox to enable the new user access to Visibility and View financial data

 Click Send invitation 
 At this point, you will need to wait for the Databox team to accept the invitation. You will receive an "Invitation Accepted" email, which signifies you're ready to move forward. 
Pro Tip: Invitations are typically accepted by the Databox team within 24 hours (during workdays). For an update on the status of your invitation, please email [email protected]
 Log back in to your Google Play Account
 Find your App ID and Developer Account ID in the URL. In the image below, the numbers “0123456789” stand for your Developer Account ID and “com.your.application” represents your App ID. You will need both of these IDs to connect your Google Play Account with Databox

 Login to Databox
 Navigate to Data Sources > + New connection
 Type Google Play in the search bar and click on the green Connect button. This will open the Activation window.

 Enter your App ID and Developer Account ID 
 Click the green Activate button to complete the connection process

How much historical data is synced when you first connect Google Play to Databox?

When you connect a new Google Play Data Source in Databox, 2 months worth of historical data is initially synced. 

Certain Metrics may have more or less historical data available. For more information about the amount of historical data available for a specific Metric, please contact our Support Team at [email protected]

Pro Tip: Once your Google Play Data Source is connected and actively syncing data, we store the data that's collected in our own database. This allows us to accumulate more data over time as more data syncs are made so that you can report on more historical Google Play data in your Databox reports. Learn more here

What time zone does Google Play data sync in? 

Google Play data is synced in the time zone set in UTC. 

How often does Google Play data sync?

Google Play data will only sync once per day. Additionally, the most recent data will be from 2 days ago. As a result, "Today" and "Yesterday" are not Date Range options for Google Play Metrics.

This is consistent with how Google Play data updates within the Google Play app. 

How to access pre-built Google Play Templates

 Navigate to Databoards > Template Library
 In the Data Source drop-down list, select Google Play
 To view a preview of the Template populated with dummy data, click Preview
 Select the appropriate Google Data Source from the drop-down list to complete the process. The Databoard will be re-populated with data from the selected Google Play Account and can be found on the Databoards page
Pro Tip: Once the Databoard is available on the Databoards page, it is completely disconnected from the public Template. Therefore, you can further customize this Databoard to meet your specific needs using the Designer.

Popular Google Play Template

Play Store Metrics
This Template gives an overview of your app's ratings and installs, as well as clustered data about your app's reviews.

How to build a Databoard using Google Play data

 Navigate to Databoards > + New Databoard > Start Blank
 Click on the Datablock Library icon on the lefthand side of the Designer
 Select the appropriate Google Play Account from the Data Source drop-down list in the Datablock Library
 View the list of pre-built Google Play Datablocks in the Datablock Library. Drag and drop your selected Datablock onto your Databoard
 If a pre-built Datablock isn't available for your use case, click on the Visualization Types icon under the Datablock Library icon
 View the list of Visualizations available in Databox. Drag and drop your selected Visualization onto your Databoard
 Click on the Datablock on the Databoard to open the corresponding Datablock Settings on the righthand side of the Designer
 Select the appropriate Google Play Data Source and Metric in the righthand Datablock Settings. This will update the Datablock and it will populate the Datablock with the corresponding data
 Complete steps 4-8 until your Databoard is complete

Popular Google Play Metrics

Installs Crashes Current Installs by Device by OS Version

Installs by Device Installs by Country Installs by Language

View a full list of Google Play Metrics available in Databox here.

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