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Connecting Your Google Play Account

Linking your Google Play account will enable you to track the following with Appfigures:

  • App downloads and revenue
  • In-App Purchase downloads and revenue
  • Hourly ranks
  • Ratings
  • Reviews
  • Featured placements

Note: For the most secure access, we recommend enabling 2-Step Authentication or setting up a separate sub-user for Appfigures (instructions below).

Connecting Your Google Play Account

  1. Log into your Appfigures Account
  2. Go to your Linked Accounts by clicking on your name (top right) and then on "Link Account"
  3. Click on "Link an Account"
  4. Select Google Play from the list of providers
  5. Enter the email address and password for your Google account
  6. Click on "Add"

Appfigures will now verify your information and link your account. Your data will begin populating in the next few minutes.

Creating a sub user in the Google Play Developer Console

To create a sub-user, start by logging into your Google Play Developer Console. 

FYI - You'll need to have admin privileges to continue with this process.

  1. Click on Settings → User Accounts & Rights
  2. Select Invite new user at the top of the page
  3. Give the sub-user and email that isn't your main email but you have access to. If you don't have a separate email you can use your own email with a +appfigures before the @ (Ex. hello@app.comhello+appfigures@app.com) which will send emails to your regular inbox, but will look like a unique address. This is called Plus Addressing and works with most major email providers.
  4. Set Access expiry date to Never
  5. Set the role to Finance. This role provides read-only access to reports without the ability to manage your apps or banking information. It's important to leave View app information checked and the Permission scope remains set to Global.
  6. Click on Send invitation

It should look something like this:

Google will send an email to the address you provided. Follow the instructions in the email to complete the setup.

When setting up your password we suggest using a complex password since you won't really have to remember it after entering it into your Appfigures account.