That user could search for and install plugins directly from plugin management window. My hunch is that there are a fair amount of users who do not understand how to install a plugin from a Github repo.
That such a plugin search feature would expose to the user how many installs a particular plugin has plus how many daily usages. A killer app would have tons of installs and a high daily usage figure.
We are actively discussing this yes
I just found this tweet that might indicate that skpm has made it even more important: https://twitter.com/agitramdhani/status/958845154932137985
I would advise to always put how to install it in your readme tho (see https://github.com/mathieudutour/git-sketch-plugin#installation for example)
https://sketchpacks.com provides some of this currently e.g. see the Insights tab https://sketchpacks.com/DWilliames/PDF-export-sketch-plugin, but obviously natively integrated would be awesome too.
There was a little discussion about this stuff about a year ago http://sketchplugins.com/d/17-plugin-registry
@robin thanks for pointing that out! I should make a post about how Sketchpacks handles plugin analytics.
These would definitely be nice features to have natively integrated!
@PEZ if you would like to use Sketchpacks in the meantime, here's how you can get your plugins setup with analytics:
willdavis Thanks! One of my plugins now uses Sketchpacks. I'll add Distributor tonight.