Google introduces a new financial tool "Estimated Sales Reports" on Google Play, that show you complete transaction details of recent sales and refunds for all products in your developer account, including both in-app products and paid apps.
"The Estimated Sales Reports are downloadable CSV (comma-separated values) files, so you can analyze the data using any tools you choose, in the same way as you've been doing for payout reports. The sales reports list the same details as payout reports -- buyer and order, product, device information, amount, currency of sale, and more -- except without final payment details. This makes it easier for you to reconcile recorded sales against your actual payouts. Estimated sales reports are available with data starting February 1, 2012," Android Developers team blog explained.
"Each report is a cumulative for the current payout period, updated nightly with the details of recent transactions. As customers complete purchases and their accounts are charged (or refunds are applied), the new transaction details are appended to the Estimated Sales Report. Depending on account timezone differences, transactions appear on the estimated sales report within 2 days of completion. Finally, at the close of the monthly payout cycle, the current Estimated Sales Report is archived and a new report is created for the next cycle," informs the team.
You can access current or past sales reports from the "Merchant Reports" section of the Developer Console.
Also, Google renamed existing "Merchant Sales Reports" to Monthly Payout Reports.
Google also released an update to the SDK Tools and the Eclipse plugin. "Revision 17 brings a lot of new features and bug fixes in various areas such as Lint, the build system as well as the emulator," the team posted.
New for r17:
- Added check for Android API calls that require a version of Android higher than the minimum supported version. You can use the new @TargetApi annotation to specify local overrides for conditionally loaded code.
- Added over 40 new Lint rules for a total of over 80, including checks for performance, XML layouts, manifest and file handling.
- Added ability to suppress Lint warnings in Java code with the new @SuppressLint annotation, and in XML files with the new tools: namespace prefix and ignore attribute.
- Improved HTML and XML reporting and Eclipse integration.