My January 2019 Linux Snap Package Metrics

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I maintain a few Snap packages (installable Linux software packages) and I’ve been very interested in the metrics that Snapcraft (the Snap Store) provides. It’s a (minor) indicator of how large the snap user base is (or at least growth) as well as how useful a snap may or may not be. In October I started this Linux Snap Package Metrics series and I’ll be updating every month with the numbers until someone tells me otherwise 😄.

P.S. I missed a month, but I had a baby so that’s probably a good excuse.

Here’s the metrics for snaps I maintain for the past month:

Snap # Active Devices % Change Top 3 Distros
circleci 696 +9.95% Ubuntu, Linux Mint, elementary OS
hub 760 +306.42% Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Zorin
linode-cli 43 +168.75% Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Arch
pocket-casts 305 +435.09% Ubuntu, elementary OS, Linux Mint
scc 16 n/a (new) Ubuntu, Linux Mint
zsync 109 +70.31% Ubuntu, Zorin

There’s a couple items of note here.

  1. The hub snap exploded by 306%. It has overtaken the circleci snap as the most used.
  2. The Pocket Casts snap also exploded by a gigantic 435%. I’m happy to see people finding use in it.
  3. I’ve created a new snap, scc. You can learn more about it here.
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