A new version of the Mac App Stores tracking app has been leaked, apparently allowing developers to see where they stand against app store fraud.
The leak comes from a blog post by an unnamed developer, which details how the Mac app stores app tracking system can be configured to track which apps are downloaded by a Mac user and how long it takes for those downloads to complete.
The developer said that a simple “downloader” action, which downloads the first app from the Mac, can also be used to track a user’s installation progress.
Users of the tracking app can then monitor how long they have been downloading apps, whether they have installed them and whether they’re actively using a specific app or not.
Apple has previously been criticized for its app store tracking systems, which it describes as “very complicated”, but the company recently announced a new suite of security features that will make tracking apps and malware easier.
Apple has also added a new privacy option in the Mac OS X 10.9.3 update for developers to use in their app tracking systems.