Welcome to the new App 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)–Blended Perspectives’ database of 3rd party Atlassian Marketplace apps.
We created MARS in November 2018 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, there is a problem with vendors self categorizing on the Marketplace. While this is certainly democratic practically, when you’re searching for an app in a category, for example reporting, it can be a challenge. With so many entries how do you compare true, dedicated reporting apps? Charts and diagramming for instance has 200+ apps in it, few of which have anything to do with diagramming.
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 “Meaningful 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.
Congratulations to the New 500 Club Entrants!
Google Drive and Docs for Jira
Qase for Jira Test Management
Mermaid Diagrams for Confluence
Agile Tools - Epic Tree, Links Tree, Time in Status & Worklogs
Issue History for Jira
Flowchart & PlantUML Diagrams for Confluence
New 500 Club Apps: Trend Growth
Using Custom Charts for Jira by Old Street Solutions, we can also see some insight into the trend growth of the 7 new 500 Club Apps.
While some, like SoftComply Risk Manager and Issue History for Jira have been plugging away with consistent growth over a prolonged period, many of the new apps to enter the 500 Club this month have experienced recent explosive growth: Qase, Google Drive & Docs for Jira, and Mermaid Diagrams all fall into this category. Interestingly, while SoftComply Risk Manager has only just entered the 500 Club it is still the second largest Risk Management solution on the Marketplace after Risk Register by ProjectBalm.