Tracking PPA download statistics

An long-requested feature in Launchpad is to let people see who’s using a PPA. Finally, we’ve implemented this!

Initially, the stats are only available on Launchpad’s webservice API. but we aim to show something useful in the web UI at some point.

If you are already familiar with the webservice API, then you can use the following binary_package_publishing_history object methods to retrieve the information:

  • getDailyDownloadTotals
  • getDownloadCount
  • getDownloadCounts

Fabien Tassin is already using the stats to see how many people are using his daily build PPAs, and wrote an interesting blog post about it.

One Response to “Tracking PPA download statistics”

  1. Launchpad PPA Download Statistics … almost 6 million and counting | xpress-ubuntu Says:

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