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 😄.
Here’s the metrics for snaps I maintain for the past month:
|Snap||# Active Devices||% Change||Top 3 Distros|
|circleci||633||+5.32%||Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian|
|hub||187||+107.78%||Ubuntu, Neon, Linux Mint|
|linode-cli||16||+300%||Ubuntu, Linux Mint|
|pocket-casts||57||n/a (new)||Ubuntu, elementary OS, Linux Mint|
|zsync||64||+88.24%||Ubuntu, Manjaro, Neon|