App Intelligence

App Intelligence is a comprehensive toolkit for evaluating and optimizing an app’s organic strategy

App Profiles: Category Rankings

The Category Rankings module helps you track daily category rankings of your own or your competitors’ apps over a selected period of time, in any country, on either the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. You can understand the position and direction of your competitor app's ranking by country and timeframe.

You can also add multiple apps and compare their rankings. The + icons at the bottom of the Category Rankings chart indicate the days when an app was updated. Clicking on these icons will take you to the App Update Timeline module, which shows more detail about the updates for any app on the iTunes or Google Play Store.

You can chart by daily across both stores, or hourly in the Apple App Store. The hourly ranking is updated based on GMT+0.


The Country Summary tab shows how an app ranks within a particular category across all countries in which it’s available.


  • Google Play Store rankings change throughout the day; Sensor Tower records an app’s ranking at 23:00 UTC as its daily ranking.
  • Google Play Store category rankings can differ across devices (e.g., an app might have different rankings in the Play Store on desktop, a Samsung phone and an HTC phone). Sensor Tower pulls rankings from multiple devices and selects the most common rank to display.

Was this article helpful?

Have more questions? Submit a request