Power BI Apps on AppSource – Exploration Tool

Welcome to the Power BI app that helps you learn about all the Power BI apps on AppSource.

The Power BI Apps on AppSource – Exploration Tool is a Power BI App that connects to Microsoft AppSource and allows you to explore all the Power BI apps on the marketplace. You can install it here.

You can publish this report on your PowerBI account and have it up to date using a scheduled refresh.

The free version of the app loads only the 20 latest apps. The full version lifts this limitation. You can subscribe here to get the full version.

How To Set Up the Power BI App

Once you install the app from here, you can find it on the Apps page on Power BI. Click on the Power BI Apps on AppSource – Exploration Tool tile to open it.

You will then see a yellow pop-up at the top of your screen. Click Connect your data.

In the Connect to Power BI Apps on AppSource – Exploration Tool dialog box, keep “none” as the Subscription Email to use the free version, and click Next. If you already subscribed to the full version, enter the email you used during the subscription in the Subscription Email parameter.

In the next screen, select Anonymous as the Authentication method and Public as the Privacy level. Click Sign in and continue. In the next screen, repeat the same selections – select Anonymous as the Authentication method and Public as the Privacy level. Click Sign in and connect.

On the next page, click Sign in and connect.

You will now see the Refresh is now in progress notification. Once the refresh completes, you will have an up-to-date catalog of the Power BI apps on AppSource available in this Power BI app.

In the free version, you will be able to view only the 20 most recent apps. Click the highlighted sections in the report to subscribe to the full version.

If you connected the app before you subscribed, you can activate the full version by following these steps:

  1. Go to the Power BI Apps on AppSource – Exploration Tool workspace.
  2. Select the ellipsis of the dataset, and select Settings.
  1. In the Settings page, scroll down and expand the Parameters section. Enter your email address in Email Subscription, and click Apply.
  2. It’s a good time to set a scheduled refresh on the same Settings page.

Next, go to the Workspace page and click the refresh button next to the dataset.

If you have refresh errors, go back to the dataset settings page and in the Data source credentials section click Edit credentials in each of the data sources. Make sure that Authentication method is Anonymous and Privacy level is Public, then click Sign in.

More about the app

You can explore the various pages on the left sidebar for different analyses of the Power BI Apps, including Summary, Categories & Industries, Rating Summary, and Word Cloud. On the first page, Summary, you will be able to analyze different publishers based on their Rank popularity and the number of apps that they have published. The main table organizes every app by its popularity. You can click on the visual title or thumbnail to go to its page on Microsoft AppSource, or click on the Video to watch the tutorial by the publisher.

At the top right, you can find a Play by Publisher to run through all publishers. At the top-left search bar, you can look up specific apps by their name. Right-clicking on any of the apps in the main table will allow you to select Drill Through and open the Details page. For example, in the screenshot below, we selected DataChant as the publisher (Step 1), then right-clicked on the Release Date column of one of the apps (Step 2), then selected Drill through (Step 3) and selected App Details (Step 4).

In the App Details page, you can navigate to the Help, Support, Legal Terms, or Privacy Policy pages of the app. Click the back button at the top right corner to return to the Summary page.

The second page of the app, Categories & Industries, breaks down the different industries and categories found on AppSource. On the Categories & Industries page, you can find a bar chart that shows how many apps are in each category or industry, as well as what is the popularity of each classification. This feature will allow you to compare different categories and industries in terms of their prevalence in AppSource and in terms of popularity, all at the same time.

If you navigate to the third page, Rating Summary, you will see a chart that breaks down the star rating distribution of each visual. On the bottom left chart, you will be able to see the star distributions of the top five publishers (determined by the number of apps published).

The final page, Word Cloud, offers a different way to search for Power BI apps by their Keywords and their description.

To learn more about DataChant Power BI apps, and how you can manage your subscription go here.