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1.13.3
Hotfix #2 for this release
Feb 7
Hotfix TTR
19h 40m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
1.8
Average ttr
38d 21h
4.6
📝
💾
MB
android
2
7.95.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 13
Hotfix TTR
19h 40m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
2d 20h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
1
1.66.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 15
Hotfix TTR
19h 43m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
28d 17h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
1
1.15.7
Hotfix #7 for this release
Dec 13
Hotfix TTR
19h 56m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
7d 22h
4.3
📝
💾
MB
android
10
1.28.555
Hotfix #2 for this release
Feb 8
Hotfix TTR
20h
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
1d 57m
4.6
📝
💾
MB
android
2
6.6.8
Hotfix #3 for this release
Jan 12
Hotfix TTR
20h 5m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
15d 9h
4.7
📝
💾
206 MB
ios
6
1.17.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 21
Hotfix TTR
20h 8m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
1.2
Average ttr
3d 12h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
0
24.5.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Feb 7
Hotfix TTR
20h 14m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
2d 9h
4.6
📝
💾
320 MB
🏢
ios
2
1.19.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Feb 13
Hotfix TTR
20h 20m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.6
Average ttr
4d 20h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
1
1.17.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Dec 12
Hotfix TTR
20h 21m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
17d 21h
4.7
📝
💾
62 MB
ios
10
1.152.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Aug 16
Hotfix TTR
20h 26m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
2d 20h
4.8
📝
💾
1476 MB
ios
27
2.5.4
Hotfix #3 for this release
Aug 25
Hotfix TTR
20h 28m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
21d 15h
3.6
📝
💾
MB
android
26
6.3.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 26
Hotfix TTR
20h 29m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
3d 10h
4.6
📝
💾
173 MB
ios
4
1.6.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 3
Hotfix TTR
20h 31m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
20h 31m
3.2
📝
💾
MB
android
7
7.9.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 19
Hotfix TTR
20h 32m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
1.8
Average ttr
29d 11h
4.8
📝
💾
29 MB
ios
5
1.3.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Dec 13
Hotfix TTR
20h 33m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
3d 15h
4.7
📝
💾
61 MB
ios
10
3.57.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Dec 22
Hotfix TTR
20h 38m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
1.4
Average ttr
6d 25m
4.8
📝
💾
143 MB
ios
9
1.120.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Dec 14
Hotfix TTR
20h 38m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.8
Average ttr
6d 10h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
android
10
2.14.6
Hotfix #2 for this release
Oct 28
Hotfix TTR
20h 40m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
1.0
Average ttr
16d 10h
4.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
android
17
2023.8.3
Hotfix #2 for this release
Jul 31
Hotfix TTR
20h 55m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
7h 7m
4.2
📝
💾
MB
android
29
10.23.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Aug 10
Hotfix TTR
20h 56m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.1
Average ttr
22h 20m
4.8
📝
💾
201 MB
ios
28
1.21.4
Hotfix #1 for this release
Dec 30
Hotfix TTR
20h 58m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
2d 16h
5.0
📝
💾
MB
android
8
4.24.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 23
Hotfix TTR
20h 58m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
10d 6h
4.7
📝
💾
46 MB
🏢
ios
4
4.66.2
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 17
Hotfix TTR
21h 1m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
1.6
Average ttr
3d 15h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
1
1.36.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 23
Hotfix TTR
21h 1m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.4
Average ttr
3d 12h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
0
1.43.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jul 25
Hotfix TTR
21h 1m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
2d 28m
4.2
📝
💾
MB
android
30
7.2.6
Hotfix #6 for this release
Nov 28
Hotfix TTR
21h 3m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
1.0
Average ttr
11d 7h
3.3
📝
💾
MB
android
12
1.57.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jun 27
Hotfix TTR
21h 3m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.6
Average ttr
3d 23h
4.2
📝
💾
717 MB
ios
34
2.4.2
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 17
Hotfix TTR
21h 5m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.4
Average ttr
5d 3h
4.6
📝
💾
43 MB
ios
5
1.10.4
Hotfix #4 for this release
Jan 16
Hotfix TTR
21h 6m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
5d 19h
4.8
📝
💾
MB
🏢
android
5
2.21.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Sep 1
Hotfix TTR
21h 10m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.4
Average ttr
3d 19h
4.5
📝
💾
MB
android
25
5.36.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 7
Hotfix TTR
21h 14m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.5
Average ttr
9d 5h
4.9
📝
💾
47 MB
ios
2
1.3.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jun 20
Hotfix TTR
21h 20m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
11d 11h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
android
35
3.38.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 2
Hotfix TTR
21h 25m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.1
Average ttr
21h 25m
4.8
📝
💾
MB
android
3
3.23.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jun 22
Hotfix TTR
21h 29m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
22d 10h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
android
35
1.37.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Jan 4
Hotfix TTR
21h 30m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
1.4
Average ttr
8d 23h
4.8
📝
💾
188 MB
ios
7
1.6.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Dec 29
Hotfix TTR
21h 34m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
4d 9h
3.0
📝
💾
MB
android
8
2.4.2
Hotfix #1 for this release
Nov 21
Hotfix TTR
21h 35m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
1d 11h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
android
13
15.46.2
Hotfix #1 for this release
Oct 13
Hotfix TTR
21h 35m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.1
Average ttr
21h 35m
4.7
📝
💾
70 MB
ios
19
3.4.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 6
Hotfix TTR
21h 39m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
1.3
Average ttr
14d 7h
4.8
📝
💾
123 MB
ios
2
1.9.9
Hotfix #2 for this release
Jan 17
Hotfix TTR
21h 39m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.8
Average ttr
16d 3h
4.0
📝
💾
MB
android
5
4.13.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Nov 14
Hotfix TTR
21h 39m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.4
Average ttr
10d 19h
4.0
📝
💾
MB
android
14
2.20.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Feb 7
Hotfix TTR
21h 42m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
3d 21h
4.9
📝
💾
775 MB
ios
2
39.0.4
Hotfix #4 for this release
Dec 28
Hotfix TTR
21h 43m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.4
Average ttr
5d 14h
3.7
📝
💾
MB
android
8
8.7.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Jul 6
Hotfix TTR
21h 44m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
1.5
Average ttr
4d 23h
3.6
📝
💾
MB
android
33
8.7.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Jul 6
Hotfix TTR
21h 45m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
13d 4h
4.0
📝
💾
MB
android
33
3.22.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 18
Hotfix TTR
21h 49m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
2d 20h
4.6
📝
💾
MB
android
5
6.41.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Oct 27
Hotfix TTR
21h 50m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
1d 15h
4.1
📝
💾
266 MB
ios
17
10.6.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 20
Hotfix TTR
21h 51m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
5d 6h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
0
1.127.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 17
Hotfix TTR
21h 53m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.1
Average ttr
3d 8h
4.0
📝
💾
MB
android
5
3.51.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Dec 21
Hotfix TTR
21h 57m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.9
Average ttr
3d 3h
4.3
📝
💾
MB
android
9
1.21.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 16
Hotfix TTR
21h 59m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.7
Average ttr
4d 4h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
1
33.2.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 13
Hotfix TTR
22h 3m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.1
Average ttr
2d 20m
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
1
8.11.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Sep 20
Hotfix TTR
22h 3m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.4
Average ttr
14d 10h
4.8
📝
💾
14 MB
ios
22
1.119.8
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 22
Hotfix TTR
22h 4m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
1.4
Average ttr
2d 9h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
0
1.5.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Oct 7
Hotfix TTR
22h 5m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
10d 20h
4.4
📝
💾
MB
android
20
3.9.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 25
Hotfix TTR
22h 8m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
22h 8m
3.3
📝
💾
71 MB
ios
4
4.24.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Nov 1
Hotfix TTR
22h 11m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
4d 12h
4.7
📝
💾
86 MB
ios
16
2.3.4
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jul 21
Hotfix TTR
22h 11m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
1.0
Average ttr
12d 14h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
android
31
1.47.4
Hotfix #3 for this release
Jan 12
Hotfix TTR
22h 15m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
1d 9h
4.6
📝
💾
MB
android
6
1.14.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 1
Hotfix TTR
22h 16m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.5
Average ttr
9d 18h
3.3
📝
💾
MB
android
3
4.11.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jul 26
Hotfix TTR
22h 18m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
1.9
Average ttr
10d 24h
4.3
📝
💾
MB
android
30
10.0.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 13
Hotfix TTR
22h 21m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.1
Average ttr
8d 20h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
1
0.152.16142
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 4
Hotfix TTR
22h 23m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
4d 11h
4.6
📝
💾
MB
android
7
24.3.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Jan 24
Hotfix TTR
22h 25m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
1d 19h
4.1
📝
💾
MB
android
4
1.26.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Nov 23
Hotfix TTR
22h 25m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
12d 14h
4.6
📝
💾
79 MB
ios
13
8.30.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jun 29
Hotfix TTR
22h 29m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.7
Average ttr
5d 3h
4.8
📝
💾
73 MB
ios
34
10.6.2
Hotfix #1 for this release
Aug 21
Hotfix TTR
22h 30m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
19d 9h
4.5
📝
💾
MB
android
26
3.4.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Jan 12
Hotfix TTR
22h 30m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
36d 10h
4.8
📝
💾
MB
android
6
1.2307.3
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jul 2
Hotfix TTR
22h 32m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
1.0
Average ttr
2d 11h
3.4
📝
💾
MB
android
33
3.4.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Jan 12
Hotfix TTR
22h 34m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.4
Average ttr
31d 23h
4.7
📝
💾
MB
android
6
8.5.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Oct 3
Hotfix TTR
22h 34m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.7
Average ttr
15d 22h
4.7
📝
💾
183 MB
ios
20
1.51.5
Hotfix #2 for this release
Aug 31
Hotfix TTR
22h 34m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
5d 22h
4.5
📝
💾
MB
android
25
1.9.2
Hotfix #1 for this release
Sep 6
Hotfix TTR
22h 35m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.1
Average ttr
22h 35m
2.3
📝
💾
MB
🏢
android
24
2.0.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Nov 16
Hotfix TTR
22h 36m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
1d 12h
4.6
📝
💾
236 MB
ios
14
20.12.3
Hotfix #1 for this release
Dec 22
Hotfix TTR
22h 36m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
12d 15h
4.5
📝
💾
MB
android
9
1.20.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Feb 20
Hotfix TTR
22h 38m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
1.3
Average ttr
17d 19h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
0
23.11.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Dec 13
Hotfix TTR
22h 39m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.5
Average ttr
11d 18h
4.8
📝
💾
248 MB
ios
10
1.36.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 21
Hotfix TTR
22h 41m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.6
Average ttr
8d 18h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
0
1.6.2
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 31
Hotfix TTR
22h 42m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
5d 17h
4.5
📝
💾
MB
android
3
1.12.3
Hotfix #2 for this release
Aug 10
Hotfix TTR
22h 44m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
7d 15h
4.7
📝
💾
MB
android
28
7.97.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Jul 26
Hotfix TTR
22h 48m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
1.0
Average ttr
2d 19h
4.9
📝
💾
427 MB
🏢
ios
30
5.15.2
Hotfix #1 for this release
Oct 25
Hotfix TTR
22h 49m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
4d 18h
4.3
📝
💾
MB
android
17
8.3.3435
Hotfix #1 for this release
Sep 28
Hotfix TTR
22h 50m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
1d 7h
4.4
📝
💾
MB
android
21
1.11.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Jun 8
Hotfix TTR
22h 54m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
1.2
Average ttr
13d 17h
2.3
📝
💾
MB
android
37
1.9.8
Hotfix #1 for this release
Dec 21
Hotfix TTR
22h 58m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.8
Average ttr
5d 12h
4.6
📝
💾
1102 MB
ios
9
2.21.3
Hotfix #3 for this release
Dec 8
Hotfix TTR
22h 59m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
1.4
Average ttr
16d 8h
4.2
📝
💾
MB
android
11
3.34.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 22
Hotfix TTR
23h 1m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
23h 1m
0.0
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MB
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0
2024.2.2
Hotfix #2 for this release
Feb 22
Hotfix TTR
23h 1m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.4
Average ttr
5d 3h
0.0
📝
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MB
🏢
0
8.3.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Dec 22
Hotfix TTR
23h 3m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
4d 5h
4.1
📝
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1119 MB
ios
9
7.39.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Sep 20
Hotfix TTR
23h 8m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
1.3
Average ttr
6d 20h
4.8
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123 MB
ios
22
3.49.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 23
Hotfix TTR
23h 10m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.4
Average ttr
2d 16h
4.7
📝
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115 MB
ios
4
0.4.3
Hotfix #3 for this release
Jan 8
Hotfix TTR
23h 11m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
2.0
Average ttr
49d 18h
4.1
📝
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MB
android
6
1.38.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 23
Hotfix TTR
23h 16m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.4
Average ttr
5d 13h
0.0
📝
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MB
🏢
0
2.32.11
Hotfix #3 for this release
Jan 5
Hotfix TTR
23h 21m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
3d 10h
4.3
📝
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MB
android
7
2024.2.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 24
Hotfix TTR
23h 22m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
7d 13h
4.0
📝
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MB
android
4
3.171.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Jan 16
Hotfix TTR
23h 25m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.3
Average ttr
2d 18h
4.6
📝
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211 MB
ios
5
0.35.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Aug 24
Hotfix TTR
23h 27m
Details
Release frequency
weekly or more
Hotfixes per release
0.1
Average ttr
2d 23h
4.7
📝
💾
MB
android
26
8.2.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Feb 13
Hotfix TTR
23h 37m
Details
Release frequency
biweekly
Hotfixes per release
0.2
Average ttr
4d 13h
0.0
📝
💾
MB
🏢
1
3.29.1
Hotfix #1 for this release
Dec 20
Hotfix TTR
23h 41m
Details
Release frequency
monthly or less
Hotfixes per release
0.7
Average ttr
33d 14h
4.3
📝
💾
MB
android
9
updated
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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