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1.31.52
Hotfix #5 for this release
Feb 20
Hotfix TTR
2h 11m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.8
Average ttr
13d 5h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
0
2.90.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Feb 20
Hotfix TTR
3h 29m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
1.7
Average ttr
8d 16h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
0
14.19.4
Hotfix #3 for this release
Oct 11
Hotfix TTR
3h 36m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.6
Average ttr
7d 18h
3.5
📝
💾
MB
android
19
1.9.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Feb 23
Hotfix TTR
3h 52m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
16h 52m
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
0
5.8.2
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 25
Hotfix TTR
3h 54m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
3d 12h
4.2
📝
💾
MB
android
4
8.36.4
Hotfix #3 for this release
Feb 2
Hotfix TTR
4h 14m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
3d 4h
3.6
📝
💾
MB
android
3
0.9.2
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 8
Hotfix TTR
4h 27m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
1.1
Average ttr
2d 7h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
2
3.8.2
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 25
Hotfix TTR
4h 32m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
1d 5h
3.6
📝
💾
MB
android
4
6.86.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Nov 23
Hotfix TTR
4h 49m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
4d 10h
4.5
📝
💾
MB
android
13
3.3.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 15
Hotfix TTR
4h 54m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.4
Average ttr
4d 21h
4.4
📝
💾
MB
android
5
0.5.16
Hotfix #1 for this release
Nov 29
Hotfix TTR
5h 5m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.7
Average ttr
5h 5m
3.1
📝
💾
MB
android
12
2.4.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jul 26
Hotfix TTR
5h 6m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
10d 18h
4.0
📝
💾
MB
android
30
1.1.9
Hotfix #4 for this release
Jan 11
Hotfix TTR
5h 38m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
9d 6h
4.1
📝
💾
MB
android
6
1.0.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Nov 14
Hotfix TTR
5h 40m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
22d 10h
3.9
📝
💾
MB
android
14
1.8.9
Hotfix #4 for this release
Dec 18
Hotfix TTR
5h 59m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
1.8
Average ttr
32d 14h
4.6
📝
💾
MB
android
9
5.11.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Oct 5
Hotfix TTR
6h 6m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
3d 3h
4.7
📝
💾
75 MB
ios
20
7.10.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 16
Hotfix TTR
6h 24m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
3d 20h
2.8
📝
💾
174 MB
ios
5
8.13.6518
Hotfix #1 for this release
Dec 18
Hotfix TTR
6h 38m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.1
Average ttr
5d 5h
4.7
📝
💾
MB
android
9
4.278.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 24
Hotfix TTR
6h 49m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
5d 14h
4.6
📝
💾
137 MB
ios
4
2.15.4
Hotfix #3 for this release
Sep 6
Hotfix TTR
7h 1m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
11d 7h
3.7
📝
💾
MB
android
24
4.39.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jul 14
Hotfix TTR
7h 8m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
1.6
Average ttr
10d 17h
4.7
📝
💾
133 MB
ios
32
23.12.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Dec 12
Hotfix TTR
7h 13m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
10d 15h
4.5
📝
💾
95 MB
ios
10
6.43.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Nov 8
Hotfix TTR
7h 15m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.9
Average ttr
6d 5h
4.7
📝
💾
820 MB
ios
15
2.16.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 10
Hotfix TTR
7h 16m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.6
Average ttr
21d 19h
4.5
📝
💾
MB
android
6
1.45.12
Hotfix #3 for this release
Dec 4
Hotfix TTR
7h 44m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.5
Average ttr
12d 4h
4.8
📝
💾
MB
android
11
2.106.2
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 30
Hotfix TTR
7h 46m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.1
Average ttr
7h 46m
4.6
📝
💾
MB
android
3
14.0.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Nov 10
Hotfix TTR
7h 48m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.0
Average ttr
3h 54m
4.3
📝
💾
MB
🏢
android
15
2.0.2
Hotfix #1 for this release
Sep 5
Hotfix TTR
7h 57m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
7h 57m
3.4
📝
💾
MB
android
24
3.7.23
Hotfix #4 for this release
Dec 14
Hotfix TTR
9h 11m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
21d 7h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
android
10
4.4.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Feb 21
Hotfix TTR
9h 36m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
3d 17h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
0
5.6.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 25
Hotfix TTR
9h 39m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.1
Average ttr
9d 9h
4.3
📝
💾
MB
android
4
2.99.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 25
Hotfix TTR
9h 45m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.4
Average ttr
5d 10h
4.7
📝
💾
210 MB
ios
4
0.80.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 5
Hotfix TTR
10h 26m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
17h 16m
4.7
📝
💾
441 MB
ios
7
44.3.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 22
Hotfix TTR
10h 27m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
2d 3h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
0
3.3.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Dec 14
Hotfix TTR
10h 30m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
10h 30m
4.3
📝
💾
MB
android
10
1.7.5
Hotfix #4 for this release
Sep 6
Hotfix TTR
10h 37m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
1d 20h
4.3
📝
💾
4 MB
ios
24
3.6.4
Hotfix #4 for this release
Feb 10
Hotfix TTR
10h 45m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
1.7
Average ttr
10d 12h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
2
1.10.3
Hotfix #1 for this release
Aug 7
Hotfix TTR
10h 46m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.7
Average ttr
22d 7h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
android
28
3.3.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Aug 29
Hotfix TTR
10h 46m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
21d 17h
3.4
📝
💾
MB
android
25
62.7.2
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 23
Hotfix TTR
11h 14m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
7d 19h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
0
2.2.6
Hotfix #3 for this release
Jan 13
Hotfix TTR
11h 14m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
2d 2h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
android
6
3.0.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jun 13
Hotfix TTR
11h 15m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.4
Average ttr
4d 4h
4.2
📝
💾
121 MB
ios
36
1.35.3
Hotfix #1 for this release
Nov 4
Hotfix TTR
11h 32m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.1
Average ttr
11h 32m
3.6
📝
💾
MB
android
16
1.40.4001
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 29
Hotfix TTR
11h 54m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
1.5
Average ttr
5d 18h
4.6
📝
💾
MB
android
3
5.5.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Nov 19
Hotfix TTR
11h 55m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
11h 55m
4.2
📝
💾
MB
android
13
1.44.2
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 7
Hotfix TTR
12h 7m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
5d 19h
4.5
📝
💾
MB
android
2
1.10.2
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jun 23
Hotfix TTR
12h 50m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.4
Average ttr
16d 18h
4.5
📝
💾
MB
android
35
2.0.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 19
Hotfix TTR
12h 52m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
12h 52m
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
0
8.4.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Feb 21
Hotfix TTR
12h 53m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
53d 11h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
0
6.3.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 29
Hotfix TTR
13h 2m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
1.7
Average ttr
15d 7h
4.8
📝
💾
312 MB
ios
3
0.9.11
Hotfix #1 for this release
Nov 1
Hotfix TTR
13h 16m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.7
Average ttr
3d 3h
4.7
📝
💾
160 MB
ios
16
3.5.17
Hotfix #1 for this release
Aug 30
Hotfix TTR
13h 23m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
13h 23m
4.5
📝
💾
42 MB
ios
25
1.8.11
Hotfix #7 for this release
Sep 20
Hotfix TTR
14h 6m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
8d 9h
4.8
📝
💾
94 MB
ios
22
1.5.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Sep 23
Hotfix TTR
14h 14m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
2d 23h
4.7
📝
💾
MB
android
22
2.0.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jun 9
Hotfix TTR
14h 38m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
1d 53m
4.8
📝
💾
MB
android
37
3.3.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 20
Hotfix TTR
14h 59m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
14h 59m
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
0
4.52.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jun 26
Hotfix TTR
15h
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.4
Average ttr
4d 7h
4.6
📝
💾
219 MB
ios
34
1.14.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 2
Hotfix TTR
15h 11m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
2d 20h
4.0
📝
💾
56 MB
ios
3
1.6.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 16
Hotfix TTR
15h 30m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.8
Average ttr
17d 4h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
1
4.4.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 7
Hotfix TTR
15h 33m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
5d 20h
4.6
📝
💾
258 MB
ios
2
1.7.24
Hotfix #5 for this release
Nov 29
Hotfix TTR
15h 37m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
11d 8h
4.7
📝
💾
MB
android
12
1.12.4
Hotfix #4 for this release
Nov 1
Hotfix TTR
15h 53m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.6
Average ttr
3d 11h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
android
16
14.21.7
Hotfix #2 for this release
Nov 18
Hotfix TTR
15h 55m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
3d 6h
4.7
📝
💾
323 MB
ios
14
4.16.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 31
Hotfix TTR
16h 11m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
1d 19h
4.8
📝
💾
230 MB
🏢
ios
3
2.12.2
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 15
Hotfix TTR
16h 13m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
3d 5h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
1
9.5.2
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jun 30
Hotfix TTR
16h 36m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
9d 17h
4.8
📝
💾
417 MB
ios
34
2.64.2
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jun 7
Hotfix TTR
16h 50m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
5d 9h
4.8
📝
💾
72 MB
ios
37
1.4.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Nov 7
Hotfix TTR
16h 53m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
1.0
Average ttr
6d 16h
4.8
📝
💾
44 MB
ios
15
1.5.6
Hotfix #4 for this release
Oct 10
Hotfix TTR
16h 55m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
1.3
Average ttr
50d 11h
4.2
📝
💾
MB
android
19
2.6.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Jul 19
Hotfix TTR
16h 57m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.4
Average ttr
2d 16h
4.8
📝
💾
242 MB
ios
31
2.8.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Nov 22
Hotfix TTR
17h 4m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.4
Average ttr
2d 7h
4.7
📝
💾
301 MB
ios
13
1.27.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Dec 1
Hotfix TTR
17h 24m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.1
Average ttr
17h 24m
4.9
📝
💾
MB
android
12
3.10.5
Hotfix #4 for this release
Feb 20
Hotfix TTR
17h 34m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
1.5
Average ttr
7d 13h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
0
4.6.5
Hotfix #5 for this release
Sep 12
Hotfix TTR
17h 40m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
41d 19h
4.0
📝
💾
MB
android
23
2.9.4
Hotfix #4 for this release
Feb 7
Hotfix TTR
17h 40m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
1d 20h
3.7
📝
💾
MB
android
2
12.8.31
Hotfix #3 for this release
Jan 6
Hotfix TTR
17h 45m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.8
Average ttr
4d 17h
3.8
📝
💾
MB
android
7
24.3.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Jan 24
Hotfix TTR
17h 54m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
2d 6h
4.4
📝
💾
338 MB
ios
4
1.7.3
Hotfix #3 for this release
Feb 3
Hotfix TTR
18h 2m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
1.7
Average ttr
4d 13h
3.9
📝
💾
MB
android
3
8.12.6489
Hotfix #1 for this release
Nov 28
Hotfix TTR
18h 4m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.1
Average ttr
4d 12h
4.3
📝
💾
MB
android
12
2.48.3
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 9
Hotfix TTR
18h 6m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.4
Average ttr
4d 2h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
2
2.34.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Jan 12
Hotfix TTR
18h 17m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
1.0
Average ttr
7d 2h
4.8
📝
💾
206 MB
ios
6
1.35.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jul 14
Hotfix TTR
18h 21m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
3d 3h
4.5
📝
💾
MB
android
32
1.2.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Feb 5
Hotfix TTR
18h 22m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
1d 14h
3.8
📝
💾
MB
android
2
1.61.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 16
Hotfix TTR
18h 25m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.7
Average ttr
3d 7h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
1
4.14.3
Hotfix #2 for this release
Nov 7
Hotfix TTR
18h 26m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
1.8
Average ttr
7d 23h
4.7
📝
💾
53 MB
ios
15
2.2.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Nov 3
Hotfix TTR
18h 31m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
2d 11h
4.6
📝
💾
MB
android
16
9.60.19
Hotfix #12 for this release
Jan 20
Hotfix TTR
18h 32m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
1.5
Average ttr
6d 6h
4.4
📝
💾
437 MB
ios
5
2.79.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Feb 23
Hotfix TTR
18h 43m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.4
Average ttr
1d 23h
0.0
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MB
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0
1.6.3
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 18
Hotfix TTR
18h 46m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
1.5
Average ttr
15d 22h
4.2
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MB
android
5
2.5.2
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 7
Hotfix TTR
18h 54m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.1
Average ttr
18h 54m
4.0
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198 MB
ios
2
2.97.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 6
Hotfix TTR
19h
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.4
Average ttr
8d 5h
4.8
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MB
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android
2
4.6.8
Hotfix #3 for this release
Nov 21
Hotfix TTR
19h 5m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
20d 23h
3.9
📝
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MB
android
13
1.20.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jul 24
Hotfix TTR
19h 8m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
15h 24m
4.9
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MB
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android
30
1.66.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 15
Hotfix TTR
19h 21m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.4
Average ttr
29d 17h
0.0
📝
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MB
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1
2.50.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 1
Hotfix TTR
19h 25m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.4
Average ttr
7d 7h
4.5
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214 MB
ios
3
7.22.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Aug 4
Hotfix TTR
19h 33m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
1.2
Average ttr
10d 5h
4.8
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MB
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android
29
5.9.23
Hotfix #2 for this release
Sep 5
Hotfix TTR
19h 33m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.5
Average ttr
1d 22h
4.4
📝
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MB
android
24
6.8.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 21
Hotfix TTR
19h 34m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
1.0
Average ttr
3d 24h
0.0
📝
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MB
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0
2.48.3
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 9
Hotfix TTR
19h 37m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.5
Average ttr
4d 9h
0.0
📝
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MB
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2
1.8.3
Hotfix #1 for this release
Aug 27
Hotfix TTR
19h 38m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
14d 10h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
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android
25
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Feb 24
6:36 pm
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A leaderboard for mobile hotfixes? What even is this data?

It turns out that by simply watching the App Store and Play Store, you get an interesting glimpse into what’s happening behind the scenes at all sorts of Android and iOS teams across the mobile world. It’s certainly not a full picture, but there are interesting aspects of a team’s mobile release process and maturity that can be picked up on.

For this leaderboard, we follow the top apps in both stores, across all categories, to try to understand their release cycles and how they handle hotfixes. Based on version history and versioning conventions for a given app, we detect and surface its latest hotfix version and the time to recovery (TTR) for that hotfix. We also calculate some averages that paint more of the picture on app level — things like normal release frequency, average number of hotfixes per release, and average TTR.

To make things fun, we rank apps against each other based on their latest hotfix’s TTR. It’s a good measure of a team’s ability to efficiently triage and fix critical bugs in production, and it makes for a more dynamic leaderboard day to day (versus average TTR, say, which changes less often).

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Where does the underlying App Store and Play Store data come from?

We use two open source libraries by Facundo Olano which allow you to fetch publicly accessible data from the App Store and Play Store via certain endpoints they expose. At any given moment data is typically only available for the current live version of each app so, because we need full version histories to perform the kind of analysis we’re doing, we regularly fetch and then aggregate the data ourselves.

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How accurate is the release and hotfix data?

Because our analysis of each app’s releases and hotfixes is limited to just a few external signals, please take everything you see here with a grain of salt! The biggest contributors to accuracy for any given app are that app team’s versioning conventions and their consistency around them. To keep things fairly reliable, we require a team to be following semantic versioning (SemVer) — or a close enough approximation — in order to even include their app for consideration here. For the apps you do see on the leaderboard, things like skipped versions and inconsistent usage of patch versions will affect the overall accuracy of our analysis.

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I can’t find <insert app name> on the leaderboard. Where is it?

There are a couple of reasons why you might not be able to find an app you’d otherwise expect to see here. First, keep in mind that we collect and analyze data for a couple hundred top apps for each major category in the App Store and Play Store — we can’t cover the entire universe of millions of mobile apps! Also, as noted above, we only include apps for analysis if our algorithms have some baseline understanding of their releases, and that generally boils down to whether their versioning follows SemVer (loosely, at least). Finally, if the app in question is quite new or hasn’t had a hotfix in the past couple of weeks (nicely done!), it also won’t show up here.

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Why should I care about hotfixes and time to recovery?

Mobile app users are notoriously discerning, and any bugs that make their way to production can quickly have a big impact on app usage and revenue. As a result, making sure your team is able to get fixes out the door efficiently is super important. Quite simply, when your time to recovery is short, bugs will be in the hands of users for less time and the overall negative impact can be limited.

Of course, what’s better than a quick TTR for a hotfix? No hotfix in the first place. Bugs are inevitable, but frequent showstoppers that require a hotfix aren’t. Keeping tabs on the average number of hotfixes your team is having to ship per release is a good way to be sure there aren’t fundamental quality issues to address further “left” in your development process.

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How can my team streamline hotfixes, improve time to recovery, and move up (or off!) this leaderboard?

There are many factors at play when it comes to shipping hotfixes, and the TTR for a given hotfix can vary depending on the complexity of the bug and external variables like app review times. Look to Mobile DevOps principles for guidance. Thoughtful automation not only saves time by removing manual steps, but it can help bridge gaps and eliminate waiting time between steps. Documentation, checklists, and release dashboards that reduce cognitive load and make the hotfix process foolproof go a long way towards addressing the “human factors”.

You might also consider a mobile release management platform like, say, Runway! We help many top mobile teams automate and streamline their release process, and allow them to ship hotfixes quickly and painlessly.

Want to streamline your hotfixes and improve TTR?

Runway integrates with all the tools you’re already using to level-up your release coordination and automation, from kickoff to rollout. Monitor app health and get hotfixes out to users more quickly, with less stress for your team.
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