Earlier today Apple releases a new tool named “auto-ingest” and announces it to iOS app developers by sending couple of email’s as you can see below in the mailshot. Apple releases “auto-ingest”, a tool aimed to retrieve sales and trends record of your apps through iTunes Connect, as defined by Apple. The new tool is based on Java and developers can easily run it on any platform which supports Java, the new tool is defined to provide automatically your apps reports.
We are pleased to announce the availability of the auto-ingest tool, a new tool that lets you automatically retrieve your daily and weekly reports from the Sales and Trends module. The auto-ingest tool is a Java-based script that will run on any operating system that supports Java 1.6 or later. Before you begin using the tool, we strongly urge you to read the App Store Sales and Trends Guide and note the following:
- Use of this tool is monitored.
- If your system will be set up to automatically pull daily or weekly reports, allow 15-minute intervals between pulls.
- For further information about daily and weekly report availability, refer to the App Store Sales and Trends Guide.
If you have any questions, contact us.
The App Store team
Apple provides access to a Java based tool to allow you to automate the download of your iTunes Connect Sales and Trends reports. To use the auto-ingest tool, configuration on your part will be required. This tool allows you to automate the retrieval of:
- •Daily Summary Reports
- •Weekly Summary Reports
- •Opt-In Reports
As new reports become available we will modify and redeliver the java package or new parameters to use to download new products (i.e. we will modify the script for new features). We will communicate both the anticipated date of the report release and the date that the tool will be able to retrieve reports.