I maintain a several 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. Plus, it’s a nice feeling to see the usage of something I’ve made go up. In October of 2018 I started this Linux Snap Package Metrics series and I’m trying to report back every few months with the numbers.
Here’s the metrics for snaps I maintain for the past month:
|Snap||# Active Devices||% Change|
There’s a couple items of note here:
- I’m starting to see a regular drop in usage of
hub. I attribute this to GitHub launching their alternative and more “official”
ghCLI. It’s a shame but that’s life.
- Two of my projects, para and Sonar had huge jumps. I’m not too sure why. They’re newer projects so maybe it just took time for search engines to find it?