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|
There’s a couple items of note here.
hubsnap exploded by 306%. It has overtaken the
circlecisnap as the most used.
- The Pocket Casts snap also exploded by a gigantic 435%. I’m happy to see people finding use in it.
- I’ve created a new snap,
scc. You can learn more about it here.