With Easy App Reports, you can finally take control over your data and build all those cool visualizations you always dreamed about. All in real time. No CSVs. Just peace of mind and lots of time to focus on what you're good at.
Using your connector for the first time is an exciting moment - one that can come with a bit of anxiety and feelings of discomfort.
In order to help, I recorded a full video showing the steps of how to successfully activate your connector on Data Studio for the first time:
Once you're in, there's a lot you can do there. So here's three things we think you'd be glad to know when getting started
#1: Apple will start sending your data, one CSV per day
You'll notice your charts will take a while to load in your first experience. That's normal, don't worry: we'll cache it for you, which helps a lot the loading speeds.
#2 Apple limits your API to 365 days, but we don't :)
One of the major advantages of using Easy App Reports is that once you complete your setup, we start storing your data for you. That's a huge long-term advantage as you'll now be able to actually play with that data even after Apple archives it. How cool is that?
#3 The ProductTypeName is your new best friend
You'll notice there's no "installs" or "sales" metric on Apple's API - only "Units". That's the metric they use to store everything from Updates, App Installs, Re-downloads and In-App Purchases Sales.
So make sure you add the ProductTypeName as a dimension so you know how to filter your data and get the metrics you need the most.
#4 Try downloading one month of data at a time on your first experience
Make sure you unlock your data bit by bit so it doesn't break. If it's not loading, try to reduce the date range at first and expand it from there.
"What happens if I already tried to download loads of data on my first experience with the tool"
No worries, we can still turn it around. Here's what you can do:
Shorten your date range to one week. Once it works, slowly expand the date range.
Reduce the amount of charts you have in your dashboard.
If you can't download a single new line of data, we recommend you to wait a few hours, or even a whole day, and start over.
"Data Studio is running too slow for me, what can I do to speed it up?"
In some cases, when you have more data than usual under your account, your connector can get a bit slow.
The best solution Google provides is to use the Extract Data connector.
Putting it shortly, it download up to 100MB worth of data to you and it even automatically refreshes it everyday so you don't have to. We highly recommend using it to speed up loading times on your dashboards.
If you're still having problems, send us a message on the chat, we'll be happy to help.