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Being quite used to the Android market I've always found it quite interesting to be able to see the statistics on how many times an application has been downloaded:

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With the Ubuntu Software Center it seems that the only information available to sort application by is the date they were uploaded and their rating:

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Is there any way of seeing how many times an application has been downloaded from the Software Center?

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No, back in 2005 'most downloaded' was suppose to be part of USC but I doubt it will ever be added again.

Anyone that installed the popularity-contest package does get their downloads shown on the Ubuntu Popularity Contest website.

Example from the website:

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That's a shame, though having had more of a search I've come across Top 10 Ubuntu app downloads for March 2012 so presumably Canonical do have statistics for the Software Center but they just don't want to share :( – coversnail May 7 '12 at 19:45
"The lists of top 10 app downloads includes only those applications submitted through My Apps on the Ubuntu App Developer Site." ;) – Rinzwind May 7 '12 at 19:47

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