In a quiet update to the web Market, Google today rolled out these handy charts showing on each app page a 30-day history of installs. The charts can help gauge relative popularity of a given app throughout the last 30 days of its existence, but are relatively basic and not very practical.

Still, we'll take any addition to the Market that doesn't make it worse. I suppose it's actually kind of fun to see what effects new releases, updates, and promotional campaigns have on applications - for example, take a look at the chart of SwiftKey X, which recently went through a major revamp.

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  • http://dx3.psychopyko.com pyko

    Interesting indeed... would be cool if devs could see the chart in more detail (y-axis would be useful!) in the dev console.

    I reckon that would be a nice addition to the cumulative 'total installs' that is already there.

  • Elias

    Would be cool to see the impact of androidpolice's app roundup

    • xploited

      yep, AndroidPolice should contact the devs and post their charts after the app round ups :D

  • Falken

    The charts make no sense! They show completely different install stats in the dev console. Many popular apps show installs as declining, like SwiftKey X, which discourages people from installing it. It makes no sense.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      The Swiftkey X chart makes sense to me, as there was a huge PR push when the latest version rolled out, so there was a spike of downloads, which is now coming down to normal.

    • http://dx3.psychopyko.com pyko

      I think the main reason they don't make much sense is the lack of numbers along the axis...