Retrieving app information with the AppBrain API¶
With the AppBrain API your software can retrieve information about Android apps. This information includes the app’s description, icon or feature graphic URL, used libraries and a lot more.
To use the API you need to have an AppBrain developer account. Your programs can use the API by sending http requests to https://api.appbrain.com. The exact syntax and the complete list of information provided can be found in the API Specification. You can also try out the API in the interactive editor.
Using the API to fetch data about your own apps or the demo app (com.apptornado.dotmatch) is always free. On top of that, you can make 500 free API calls per month. If you want to make more than 500 calls, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which of our paid plans you’d like to subscribe to. Our subscription plans are listed in the table below.
|Free||Up to 500 calls / month||Free|
|Small||Up to 50,000 calls / month||$499/month|
|Medium||Up to 250,000 calls / month||$999/month|
|Enterprise||More than 250,000 calls / month||Contact us|
Once your paid subscription to the API has started, our system will withdraw the monthly fee from your AppBrain balance. When the plan is up for renewal, our system will try to charge your account 3 days before your subscription expires. If the charge fails, we’ll send you a warning email and keep trying to charge the fee again on the following days. If we cannot collect the fee before your subscription expires, then your access to the API will be restricted to the 500 free calls and another warning email will be sent.
We’ll continue to try charging the fee for another 7 days. Your subscription will renew for the next month on the day that one of our charges succeeds.
You may upgrade your subscription to a greater number of API calls per month at any time. We’ll withdraw the new higher fee on the day that you indicate you want to upgrade. As soon as the fee is withdrawn, your subscription gets upgraded. If your current subscription has not expired by the time you upgrade, then we’ll refund you for the time that is unused.
You can also downgrade your subscription. In that case your current subscription stays in effect until its expiration date, and 3 days before that we’ll withdraw the new lower fee from your balance.