There is an export of nightly data that is available as a tarball. The download can be found at the following URLs (replace YYYY-MM-DD with today’s date):

Files remain on the server for 30 days then are removed.


  • readme.txt and license.txt: information about the export.
  • apps: this directory contains all the exported apps. Each app is a separate JSON file and contains the output of the app GET method.
  • collections: this directory contains all the exported collections. Each collection is a separate JSON file with the format shown below.

Collection Format

The collection format lists the collection data and references to the apps within the collection. The app data is just an ID and filepath.


Ensure that you only read files within your export directory by expanding the filepath (parts like ../ and /) and verifying the computed path.


    "apps": [
            "filepath": "apps/444/444002.json",
            "pk": 444002
            "filepath": "apps/432/432512.json",
            "pk": 432512
    "author": "Me",
    "background_color": "#543210",
    "carrier": null,
    "category": null,
    "collection_type": 0,
    "default_language": "en-US",
    "description": {
        "en-US": "My favourite apps."
    "id": 73,
    "image": "https://img-domain.com/path/to/image.png",
    "is_public": true,
    "name": {
        "en-US": "My Apps"
    "region": null,
    "slug": "my-apps",
    "text_color": "#012345"


  • Apps and collections must be public to be exported, which means records may be removed as their status on the marketplace changes.
  • No user object is present, so user specific information about the app is not present.
  • The export has no locale, region or carrier specified. It defaults to the region restofworld and locale en-US.