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Project Description

Scrapes and parses application data from the Google Play Store.

Installation

Either install requirements in a virtualenv or run the setup.

pip install play-scraper

Usage

  • details: Fetch an application’s details
  • collection: Fetch a list of applications and their details.
  • developer: Fetch a developer’s offered applications.
  • suggestions: Fetch a list of query string suggestions.
  • search: Fetch applications matching a search query.
  • similar: Fetch an application’s similar apps.

details

Fetch an application’s details.

Options:

  • app_id the app id to get, e.g. com.android.chrome for Google Chrome.
>>> import play_scraper
>>> print play_scraper.details('com.android.chrome')
{
    'app_id': 'com.android.chrome',
    'category': ['COMMUNICATION'],
    'content_rating': u'Everyone',
    'current_version': u'Varies with device',
    'description': u'Browse fast on your Android phone and tablet with the Google Chrome browser you love on desktop. Pick up where ...',
    'description_html': u'Browse fast on your Android phone and tablet with the Google Chrome browser you love on desktop. Pick up where you left off on your other devices with tab sync, search by voice, and save up to 50% of data usage while browsing. <br/>',
    'developer': u'Google Inc.',
    'developer_address': u'1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View 94043',
    'developer_email': 'apps-help@google.com',
    'developer_id': '5700313618786177705',
    'developer_url': 'http://www.google.com/chrome/android',
    'editors_choice': False,
    'free': True,
    'histogram': { 1: 353226, 2: 159357, 3: 328319, 4: 738938, 5: 2691357},
    'iap': False,
    'iap_range': None,
    'icon': 'https://lh3.ggpht.com/O0aW5qsyCkR2i7Bu-jUU1b5BWA_NygJ6ui4MgaAvL7gfqvVWqkOBscDaq4pn-vkwByUx',
    'installs': [1000000000, 5000000000],
    'interactive_elements': [u'Unrestricted Internet'],
    'price': '0',
    'recent_changes': u'Bug fixes and speedy performance improvements.',
    'required_android_version': u'Varies with device',
    'reviews': 4271197,
    'score': 4.230531692504883,
    'screenshots': [ 'https://lh4.ggpht.com/6D21o4j_OJUnVCTARqcdajTmX_5_8UJtzVuN91smALZBuMq0p3MIvwZj2qofXeqmFIU=h900-rw', ...],
    'size': u'Varies with device',
    'thumbnails': [ 'https://lh4.ggpht.com/6D21o4j_OJUnVCTARqcdajTmX_5_8UJtzVuN91smALZBuMq0p3MIvwZj2qofXeqmFIU=h310-rw', ...],
    'title': u'Chrome Browser - Google',
    'top_developer': True,
    'updated': u'March 25, 2016',
    'url': 'https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.android.chrome',
    'video': None
}

collection

Fetch a list of applications from a collection, optionally filtered by category.

Options:

  • collection a collection to fetch.
  • category (default None) a category to filter by.
  • results (default 60, max 120) the number of apps to fetch.
  • page (default 0) the page number to fetch. Limit: page * results <= 500.
  • age (default None) an age range to filter by. (Only for FAMILY categories)
  • detailed (default False) if True, sends a request per app to fetch the full details.
>>> import play_scraper
>>> print play_scraper.collection(
        collection='TRENDING',
        category='GAME_RACING',
        results=5,
        page=1)
[ { 'app_id': 'com.gigabitgames.offroad',
    'description': u'The most realistic off-road game on Android. Its your world, you conquer it.',
    'developer': 'Gigabit Games',
    'developer_id': '9169751687364421253',
    'free': True,
    'icon': 'https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/73m8eqn_YUzbTMV986wG2C_zd8_PNSR0GBxf_d6GKbBLa0gUA8OYy0dOP9PCKFYMyX0',
    'price': '0',
    'score': '4.2',
    'title': 'Gigabit Off-Road',
    'url': 'https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gigabitgames.offroad'},
  { 'app_id': 'com.sbkgames.rallyracerdirt',
    'description': u'Drift like a pro, race in dirt, hill climb, asphalt drift, be a rally racer.',
    'developer': 'sbkgames',
    'developer_id': None,
    'free': True,
    'icon': 'https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/BiONHFMzbVA32q5bvo9L1YHD4Ss02VSF5IZxCqWgdULZp2rKmeaMpBWRwMd2XlvxLw',
    'price': '0',
    'score': '4.2',
    'title': 'Rally Racer Dirt',
    'url': 'https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sbkgames.rallyracerdirt'}, ...]

developer

Fetch a developer’s offered applications.

Options:

  • developer the developer name to fetch applications, e.g. Disney. (Case sensitive)
  • results (default 24, max 120) the number of apps to fetch. (Developer may have more or less published apps)
  • page (default 0) the page number to fetch. Limit: 0 < (results // 20) * page < 12
  • detailed (default False) if True, sends a request per app to fetch the full details as in details.
>>> import play_scraper
>>> print play_scraper.developer('Disney', results=5)
[ { 'app_id': 'com.disney.disneycrossyroad_goo',
    'description': u'An all-new take on the ultimate 8-bit endless adventure to cross the road!',
    'developer': 'Disney',
    'developer_id': None,
    'free': True,
    'icon': 'https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/mHHQ-GA_hu8shAEtzj8trGBOJK7dtMrmV4XXvjl49MQbIDHytb8kQenB4IaUB9NvYA',
    'price': '0',
    'score': '4.5',
    'title': 'Disney Crossy Road',
    'url': 'https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.disney.disneycrossyroad_goo'},
  { 'app_id': 'com.disney.disneymoviesanywhere_goo',
    'description': u'Watch Disney, Disney/Pixar, Marvel & Star Wars movies w/ Disney Movies Anywhere.',
    'developer': 'Disney',
    'developer_id': None,
    'free': True,
    'icon': 'https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/J75JRuJvlOQ9K5H7RpSyGu1q909Qy6GJs9RW51KlE2CvyfPX14SGG-HRGnsfDfIETfg',
    'price': '0',
    'score': '3.9',
    'title': 'Disney Movies Anywhere',
    'url': 'https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.disney.disneymoviesanywhere_goo'}, ...]

suggestions

Fetch a list of autocompleted query suggestions.

>>> import play_scraper
>>> print play_scraper.suggestions('cat')
[u'cat games', u'cat simulator', u'cat sounds', u'cat games for cats']

similar

Fetch a list of similar applications.

Options:

  • app_id the app id to get, e.g. com.supercell.clashofclans for Clash of Clans.
  • results (default 24, max 60) the number of apps to fetch.
  • detailed (default False) if True, sends a request per app to fetch the full details as in details.
>>> import play_scraper
>>> print play_scraper.similar('com.supercell.clashofclans', results=5)
[ { 'app_id': 'com.supercell.clashroyale',
    'description': u'Clash Royale is a real-time, head-to-head battle game set in the Clash Universe.',
    'developer': 'Supercell',
    'developer_id': '6715068722362591614',
    'free': True,
    'icon': 'https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/K-MNjDiO2WwRNwJqPZu8Wd5eOmFEjLYkEEgjZlv35hTiua_VylRPb04Lig3YZXLERvI',
    'price': '0',
    'score': '4.5',
    'title': 'Clash Royale',
    'url': 'https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.supercell.clashroyale'},
  { 'app_id': 'com.hcg.cok.gp',
    'description': u'Clash of Kings - Build a Kingdom & fight in MMO combat to stand against the ages',
    'developer': 'Elex Wireless',
    'developer_id': None,
    'free': True,
    'icon': 'https://lh5.ggpht.com/wjNgsM2TGmbxbN-jDNAUNTIIq32OSx83Tx4Vl3jOudqzUEi1yTVCcMtnoGnZGGyXRA',
    'price': '0',
    'score': '4.2',
    'title': 'Clash of Kings',
    'url': 'https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hcg.cok.gp'}, ...]

Tests

Run tests:

python -m unittest discover
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