We do want to have the download statistics for each month. GitHub provides a means to access the current download count, but no historical information.
The idea is thus to capture the download statistics at the end of every month by means of the GitHub REST API and format this data is a format that can be used to further work with the data.
A sample request on inspectIT is: https://api.github.com/repos/inspectit/inspectit/releases
The idea is to integrate a small jenkins job that runs every month and gets the data. A possible format could be similar to the old FTP download statistics which could be then easily integrated into the current excel based reporting.
The current format looks as follows: