Causal impact analysis for app releases in google play

@inproceedings{Martin2016CausalIA,
  title={Causal impact analysis for app releases in google play},
  author={William J. Martin and Federica Sarro and Mark Harman},
  booktitle={SIGSOFT FSE},
  year={2016}
}
App developers would like to understand the impact of their own and their competitors’ software releases. To address this we introduce Causal Impact Release Analysis for app stores, and our tool, CIRA, that implements this analysis. We mined 38,858 popular Google Play apps, over a period of 12 months. For these apps, we identified 26,339 releases for which there was adequate prior and posterior time series data to facilitate causal impact analysis. We found that 33% of these releases caused a… CONTINUE READING

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