Selasa, 24 September 2013

Technical factoids

According to Blogger, this blog gets 2,000-3,000 pageviews per weekday. That's a drop in the bucket compared to the big boys, but it's probably enough to get reasonable results in regards to the popularity of different computer operating systems that people are using these days to browse the internet.  

Shown above are the statistics for the past week, which are similar to the last month and last year in percentage terms. To summarize:

Windows    63%
Mac            15%
iPad              8%
iPhone          7%
Android         2%
Linux            2%
Others          3%

To further summarize:

Microsoft      63%
Apple           30%
Android         2%
Others          5%

Apple has gone from relative obscurity 10-15 years ago to now accounting for almost one-third of the traffic to my site; Apple's growth has come mainly from former Windows users. The world has lots more Android smartphones than Apple smartphones, but lots more Apple tablets than Android tablets. Yet Apple devices account for 15 times more traffic than Android devices!

Either I am effectively catering to iPhone users and/or disparaging Android users, or this says something profound about the type of people who gravitate to the Apple mobile platform vs. the Android platform. All smartphone and tablet users are not created equal. Comments welcome.

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