Where From Quarantine Edition
When trying to determine the success of a AdWord/Facebook/Twitter campaign it might be useful to be able to track app usage based on the download page/link that caused the download.
This simple script uses OS X' QuarantineEventsV2 sqlite database to retrieve the URL where an app was downloaded from.
- Add an identifier to your download URL (e.g.
- Use the script to retrieve URL(s) for your app.
- Attach the campaign to your app's analytics data.
You can now track app usage based on the page or campaign where/when the download occured.
Output based on searching for
Chrome downloads. I manually added
?ref=something_cool to one of my downloads.