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How To Use Versions

Appbot’s Versions tool allows you to easily compare the sentiment of your different app versions at a glance. It is designed to help you determine if a new version is a success, or if users are responding negatively to the changes you implemented.

Note: Versions is only available for iOS apps.

Navigate to Versions by choosing Versions from the left navigation.

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Use the Versions Over Time chart at the top of the page to see when reviews for each version grew and fell. Hovering over any point on the timeline will show you how many reviews each app version received on that particular day.

You can toggle each version on and off in the chart, just by clicking on the legend at the bottom of it.

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Below the Versions Over Time chart you will see Reviews by Version list. This list provides data on all the different versions of your app that you’ve released over time.  For each version you can see:

  • average star rating,
  • a measure of the positive to negative sentiment,
  • how many reviews that particular version has received,
  • what percentage of the overall reviews that version makes up and
  • a timeline of review quantity.

TIP: You can sort the list by clicking on any of the column headings.

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Clicking on any version from the list will show you a full-page analysis for that particular app version, together with the full list of reviews. You can also add filters at the top of this page to refine the results further.

Top Uses For Versions

Versions make it easy to understand how your users feel about each new update.
You should be aiming to see increasing proportions of positive sentiment and rapid adoption for each new version. Slow adoption might indicate that poor reviews or word of mouth are deterring users from updating to the latest version.

Why can’t I see Versions for my Google Play apps?

App versions are publicly available for each review on the Apple App Store, but not on the Google Play Store. To use Versions for Google Play apps you need to connect your Google Play Developer Console to Appbot.

If you need any further assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or check out our FAQ section here.

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