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My very first application, Easy Stopwatch, was published about a week ago in Ubuntu Software Center. I'm curious how many people already downloaded it. If I check it says there was no sales so far, but the app has couple reviews, so it's not possible. statistics for Easy Stopwatch

I wonder if it's a bug or I can't get stats if app costs $0.

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The software center its self say how may dimes an app has been downloded take a look at your apps page – Mark Kirby Aug 17 '12 at 19:05
Sorry, but I don't see such information there. – mivoligo Aug 17 '12 at 19:17
I apologize I thought it did – Mark Kirby Aug 17 '12 at 19:36
No problem. I agree, it should be there. – mivoligo Aug 17 '12 at 19:42
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Unfortunately, the answer is that for now you can't.

Open Source apps at zero cost are distributed through the extras archive at, and downloads are not tracked from there.

Commercial apps are distributed through private PPAs, which have a reliable method to count downloads and purchases, which are then shown in the graph you're seeing.

So I'm afraid that until there is an implementation for a reliable method of counting downloads from a packaging archive (extras in this case) the download stats will remain disabled for Open Source apps at zero cost.

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Thanks David for explanation, it's not a good news though. BTW, I reported a bug about it: – mivoligo Aug 22 '12 at 8:23
Thanks for taking the time to file the bug report! – David Planella Aug 22 '12 at 8:37
It apparently works. Can you confirm? – Braiam Feb 19 '14 at 2:05

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