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Keep Track of Your App Sales
As I am personally not an app developer, I can’t make a judgement as to how useful a Play store sales manager would be. However, I would infer an app of this kind to be quite a handy and useful tool, especially when you are just starting out with an app freshly released straight onto the market. And if you charge for your app, it may be of greater use and practicality. If you are on the lookout for one, you may appreciate an app called Developer Checkout Manager by XDA Senior Member MOST2K2.
What the app essentially does is track every sale you make via Google Checkout, and thus the Play store reference, and give you a nice overview of these sales. Sales are initially sorted by individual apps, but can further be filtered by country of the customer and according to the time of sales. One can also select a period between specific dates. With each individual sale, you can see when exactly the sale was made, the price, customer name, and customer’s country. Long pressing on a sale brings you to your Google Checkout page.
Giving you an overview of the first 500 sales you make, Developer Checkout Manager will most certainly be quite a useful and convenient app to have, especially for developers just starting out and making those slow yet growing sales. MOST2K2 also has a ‘dummy’ version of Developer Checkout Manager that loads sample sales to give you a preview if you’re unsure. The app supports Android versions 2.2 and newer, and is free from the Play store. So if you are looking for an alternative to similar apps such as Appmonger and Google Merchant, you may want to check out the application thread for more details.
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