updated 02:25 pm EDT, Thu July 16, 2009
Free raw App Store data
[MobileBeat] Busted Loop on Thursday launched a new initiative, Raw Appstore Data (RAD), that will allow free access to a variety of data compiled from Apple's App Store. The content includes names and ranks for over 60,000 apps, along with pricing information and release dates. The company gathers separate data for each of the 77 App Store markets.
Along with the raw data, the startup also provides several graphs and charts for further analysis. The company has tracked the total number of unique apps, the total cost for all apps, trends among the different categories and comparisons of regional popularity.
The feed is still in a beta stage and currently available as a comma-delimited CSV file. The snapshots will receive monthly updates which can be downloaded directly from Busted Loop.