I’m going to be out of the office for a week. Including the two weekends, that means 9 days, and the App Store daily reports are only maintained for 7 days so that would mean losing 2 days of data in AppViz, the amazing tool from IdeaSwarm that I use to keep track of sales and reviews etc. What to do?
Well, three options came to mind:
- Accept the loss of data (AppViz will fill in the missing information to some extent from the weekly reports, so it is only really a loss of resolution);
- Take a laptop, find an internet connection on my trip and download the data files to there (AppViz can read the downloaded files);
- Find a way to schedule the AppViz to download the data on its own while I’m away.
The first two options didn’t appeal much, so I asked on Twitter if anybody had any ideas for scheduling AppViz. And two people responded with the information I needed (thanks @jonathanbenari and @graiz). So, without further ado, here’s what I did: