AppFollow v1.10: Slack, bots and more

This is is first major AppFollow release in 2016. Including full-fledged Slack integration, Slack-bot, renewed ASO Keywords functionality and one more thing.


1. Full-fledged Slack integration

We significantly improved our Slack integration. It’s that simple now to set up notifications for new reviews, new app versions, ranks or search position change. Just click on “# Add to Slack”:

1) Within search results:

Search results for “slack” in US App Store

2) On app page:

iOS Slack app page

3) On app intergrations page:

Intergrations setup for Slack app

Moreover, you can set up different Slack channels for different kind of notifications, e.g. reviews — into developers channel and ranks & search results positions — into marketing channel.

You can step-by-step guide here: http://appfollow.io/help/slack.

Following our customers requests we added settings for notifications view. E.g. hide critical warning for possible negative reviews or additional links in the review bottom.

Additional reviews settings for Slack integration
Android Slack app reviews in Slack channel, regular view
iOS Slack app reviews in Slack channel, compact view

2. Dealing with bots

Next comes our @appfollowbot we developed for those who migrated into Slack completely. With a help of this bot you can explore App Store and Google Play: learn app category ranks or search results positions, search proposals with Suggestions and what is popular at the moment in particular country with Trending Searches. And you don’t need to open either iTunes or Google Play.

Commands for Slack @appfollowbot

AppFollow customers can start using @appfollowbot right now by adding it in their account settings:

Activating Slack-bot @appfollowbot in AppFollow personal account

Spoiler: next time we will cheer up Telegram fans :)

3. ASO Keywords: searching for all apps

Before ASO Keywords search matrix was showing apps from your apps collections. Now you can see all apps from the search results and easily add those you missed before, so you can track them from now on.

ASO Keywords and Show All Apps

By ticking appropriate setting you can now see all apps in your keywords search results email reports as well:

New setting for app collections email reports

4. Improving working with reviews

We constantly improve reviews interface. It this release we renewed ratings and filters.

Android Slack app reviews filtered by searching “bug”, rating (only critical ones) and no developers answer

Meeting our customers numerous requests, we added reviews export to Excel. Hooray!

5. One more thing…

In February of 2016 AppFollow team visitied Silicon Valley within road-show organized by Startup Sauna. This is a brief view on how it was (in Russian):

AppFollow’s trip to Silicon Valley

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