Welcome to the new Apps in the 500 Club!
Made up of all Atlassian Marketplace apps with over 500 instances, the 500 Club is a key part of our Marketplace Analytic Research Service (MARS)–our database of 3rd party Atlassian Marketplace apps.
We created MARS in November 2017 because while many Atlassian Partners make their own apps, we believed that we could bring greater value by creating a quantitative and objective database on every facet of the Atlassian Marketplace.
We believe that MARS is essential for two reasons:
Firstly, there is the vast size of the Marketplace: with 1,500 vendors, 4,000 apps, and 1.5M active installs it can be difficult to see through the noise of the Marketplace and find apps that will add value to your instance.
Secondly, vendors are able to self select categories on the Marketplace. While this is certainly democratic it can mean that when you’re searching for an app in a specific category, reporting for example, you will find it hard to clearly see and compare ‘true’ reporting apps because apps with any small amount of reporting will self categorize as reporting.
MARS overcomes these problems in two ways:
To overcome the size of the Marketplace we focus our attention on the 544 apps in the 500 Club. This means we are able to have more valuable insights into the Marketplace without seriously sacrificing our breadth since the 500 Club apps make up over 82% of Marketplace instances.
And to overcome vendor self selection, we have carefully assigned categories to all 500 Club apps based off of primary functionality. This means that when you search for a reporting app in MARS, you will only see true reporting apps. Every month we welcome in all of the apps that bypassed the 500 instance threshold–you’ll also be able to see how we’re categorizing them.
Congratulations to the 7 following apps for entering the 500 club!
Every month as a team we excitedly look through the new 500 Club apps as we believe that it gives a great indication as to the general direction of the Atlassian Marketplace.
Once again we see that Cloud apps and in particular Cloud Integrations are on the move–a trend that we’ve been seeing more and more of over the past few months.
The fastest growing of these is Bitbucket Git Integration for Jira by Bitband which has grown by a remarkable 227% over the past month. Bitbicket Git Integration is a very powerful tool for linking Bitbucket repos to Jira going above and beyond the standard available Jira-Bitbucket integrations. Bitband have a suite of cloud based integrations that are doing excellently in this current environment.
Also impressing over October was codefortynine with two of their apps joining the 500 Club this month: Quick Filters for Jira Dashboards and Snipe-IT for Jira. codefortynine is really a vendor on the rise with their largest app Deep Clone for Jira featuring prominently in our recent analysis of cloning apps for Jira. codefortynine have a winning model: creating quality apps with while focusing on Cloud is leading to great results.