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Review your app's data per release

On your release dashboard, you can see how your app's most recent production release performs in relation to installs, uninstalls, updates, ratings, reviews, crashes, and ANRs.

Set up your dashboard

  1. Sign in to your Play Console.
  2. Select an app.
  3. On the left menu, click Release managementRelease dashboard.
  4. At the top of your screen, use the two drop-downs to select the primary release you want to view and any comparison releases. By default, your app's current release will be compared against all devices with your app installed.

Compare Releases

Display tips

When viewing your dashboard, keep the following in mind:

  • Summary: At the top of your dashboard, you'll see a summary that shows how your primary release performs against:
    • A selected comparison release, or
    • All releases (including the new release)
  • Timeline: The timeline on your release dashboard is fixed and can't be customized.
    • Start time: Graphs begin at the time of the initial rollout of the primary release.
      • When not comparing against another release: If your production release started rolling out on April 5, all graphs will start on that date.
      • When comparing against another release: Timeline will show the number of hours and days since the start of each release. If your primary release started on April 5 and your comparison release started on March 21, both will start at the same point.
    • End time: Data for a release will be displayed for 7 days after you stop increasing rollout of your release, 1 day after you halt a release, or 1 day after a new release begins rollout (whichever comes first).
  • Dates and times: To see specific dates and times, hover over the graph. Release milestones, like when your app's staged rollout reached 50%, will be marked with a comment icon .
  • View report: For more information about a specific card, click the View details link at the bottom.

Analysis Tips

Here are some ways you can use your release data to decide when to increase a staged rollout or halt a release.

  • If you notice a spike in uninstall events after an update:
    • Review crash and ANR data to see if there's an above average trend.
    • Review the average rating for your release, along with 1 and 2 star reviews to learn more about what could be causing the change.
  • If your latest release has a significant increase in "Crashes per 1000 devices" compared to a successful previous release, consider pausing your latest release to investigate what caused the increase.

Metrics

Install-related statistics

Installation data is based on Pacific Time (PT).

Metric Definition
Installs on active devices How many devices that have been online at least once in the past 30 days have this release installed
Install events How many times the release has been installed or updated. On your release's install card you'll see:
  • New installs: Installs of the selected release on a device that didn't already have a previous version of your app installed. This includes devices that previously uninstalled your app and are now installing the selected release.
  • Updates: A device that had an older release of the app installed has updated to the selected release.
Uninstall events How many times the release has been uninstalled. On your release's uninstall card you'll see:
  • After new install: Uninstall from a device that had newly installed the selected release
  • After update: Uninstall from a device that had updated the app from a previous release to the selected release
Ratings

Ratings data is based on Pacific Time (PT).

Metric Definition
Number of ratings Number of ratings submitted for the selected release
Average rating Average star rating received for the selected release
Average for all
 
Average star rating received for all releases, including the selected release
Reviews
By default, you'll see one and two star reviews submitted for your latest release. To see all reviews, select the three dots icon  > All.
Crashes & application not responding (ANR) errors

Crashes & ANR data is based on Pacific Time (PT).

Metric Definition
Crashes Total number of crashes for the selected release. Crashes are collected from Android devices whose users have opted in to automatically share usage and diagnostics data.
Crashes per 1000 devices

Number of crashes for the selected release per 1000 installs. Shown as a comparison point of normalized data. 

If the number of installs is too low for normalization to be meaningful, the line will be dotted.

ANRs Total number of ANRs for the selected release. ANRs are collected from Android devices whose users have opted in to automatically share usage and diagnostics data.
ANRs per 1000 devices

Number of ANRs per 1000 installs for the selected release. Shown as a comparison point of normalized data. 

If the number of installs is too low for normalization to be meaningful, the line will be dotted.

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