This tutorial explains how to get Slack notification for new reviews on your Android app. After following this tutorial, you will be able to get notifications on Slack for every updated and new review on your Android app residing in Google Play Store. That means no more browsing Google Play Store each time you want to see the reviews of your app, as you can now get notified on Slack about new app reviews. For this, you can use a free web application called “AppFollow.io” which allows you to add your app and integrate Slack to get notifications for reviews. The reviews are posted on any of the Slack channels assigned by you.
The best part of this website is that you can use it to track reviews on apps of your competitors as well. So, whenever any app of your competitor gets a review, you will get a notification on Slack.
Apart from getting notifications for new reviews of your Android app, you can also use “AppFollow.io” to get notified on Slack when the app rank changes in Play Store, when the position of search result changes, and when the app receives an update.
The best part about “AppFollow.io” is that you don’t need to be an owner of the app to track activities in Google Play Store. That means apart from your own apps, you can also get Slack notifications for new reviews, rank changes, etc. of competitor apps or any other app available in Play Store.
How to Get Slack Notification for New Reviews on your Android App:
Step 1: Go to the website “AppFollow.io” and create a new account. After that, you will see an “Add New App” button on the left panel, which you need to click to proceed. When you click the button, it will ask you to search for your own app or any other app which you would like to monitor and get Slack notifications.
Step 2: To add an app, simply select the “Google Play” tab at the top and then use the search field to find the app. Once the app shows up, you need to click on the “Add to Collection” button to make the app ready for Slack integration. To do that, it will open up a popup dialog with an option named, “Setup Slack Integration” which you can click to proceed and integrate your app with Slack.
Step 3: After you proceed for Slack integration, you will see 4 different options, named: Reviews Updates, Ranks History, App Updates, and Keywords History. Along with this, an “Add to Slack” button is associated with each option. Now, if you would like to get Slack notification for new reviews on your Android app, then hit the “Add to Slack” button under the “Reviews Updates” option and then choose for how many Stars you want to get notified.
Integrating Reviews Updates will help you receive notification on Slack for all updated and new reviews on the selected app. In addition to that, you can also integrate the other options for the following purposes:
- Ranks History: Get Slack notifications when the rank of the app changes.
- Keywords History: Get notified on Slack when the position of the app changes in search results, and
- App Updates: It will send Slack notification when the app receives an update.
Step 4: While integrating any of these options, it will first ask you to authorize “AppFollow.io” with Slack and then choose a channel in which you would like to get notified. Now, let’s say you have integrated “Reviews Updates”, then each time someone updates or posts a new review on your app in Play Store, you will get a notification on the assigned channel, as shown below.
My Final Verdict:
AppFollow.io makes it very easy for you to get Slack notifications for app activities on Google Play Store. This can come handy in case you use Slack frequently and don’t want to browse Play Store for every review. The best part is that apart from notifications for reviews, you can also make this web application notify you on Slack when your app rank changes, search result position changes, or when it gets an update.