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#!/usr/bin/env python3
import os
from urllib.parse import urlparse, parse_qs
from playstore.playstore import Playstore
def main():
# Use the private credentials for this script.
api = Playstore(
# Get the categories in the Google Play Store.
res = api.protobuf_to_dict(api.get_store_categories())["category"]
store_categories = set(
map(lambda x: parse_qs(urlparse(x["dataUrl"]).query).get("cat", [None])[0], res)
# Get the top top_num free apps in each category.
top_num = 10
for cat in store_categories:
if not cat:
doc = api.list_app_by_category(cat, "apps_topselling_free", top_num).doc[0]
for app in doc.child if doc.docid else doc.child[0].child:
rating = app.aggregateRating.starRating
# Print package name, category and rating.
if __name__ == "__main__":
# Run the script from the main directory of the project by using this command:
# pipenv run python -m scripts.crawl_top_apps_by_category