Cohort API—enhanced data freshness

  • What's changing: Cohort API data freshness
  • Where is it changing: Cohort analytics—user interface and API
  • Publication date: June 10, 2020
  • Effective date: June 10, 2020 
  • Impact: Apps in the Cohort data freshness 

Before the change

Data freshness rate: Daily. Meaning Monday's data was available depending on the app-specific timezone as follows:

  • Eastern hemisphere: Tuesday at 08:00 UTC
  • Western hemisphere: Wednesday at 08:00 UTC 

After the change

Updated cohort data is available at the end of the day. Meaning Monday's data is available on Tuesday 00:01 using the app-specific timezone.  

  • To use the improved data freshness rate: In API calls, set partial_data=true.
  • Take into consideration that campaign cost is pulled 6 times a day, on average once every four hours.  As such at end-of-day, we may not have all the cost data.  



Data recorded on Monday is available as indicated in the table. 

Cohort data freshness example
App-specific timezone  Data availability in Cohort
UTC Tuesday 00:01 UTC
Beijing +08:00 Tuesday 00:01 Beijing time
Los Angeles -8:00 Tuesday 00:01 Los Angeles time


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