Category: Market Share

270 Million Firefox Users and Counting

By | May 7, 2009 | 5 Comments

Firefox, the browser that is going to to reach 25% market share soon, is being used by more than 270 million people, according to Asa Dotzler, Mozilla’s director of community development.

How were the calculations done?

As he explains: “The best method we’ve come up with is to count the number of security “pings” we get in one day. (Firefox pings a Mozilla server for security changes about once per day) and multiply that active daily users number by three to get active monthly users. (See John’s blog post for more on this.)”

Although data is not 100% accurate, is can still give you an insight on Firefox users count.

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Top Ranking Applications (Wakoopa)

By | April 28, 2009 | 8 Comments

TechCrunch Writes

“As a service whose sole purpose is the track the applications that people actually use on their systems, it should be no surprise that Wakoopa has a lot of interesting usage data. On a day to day level, Wakoopa’s data is good, but it’s the aggregate data over long periods of time that can be really meaningful to show how we are using our computers. Today, Wakoopa has released the first such aggregate data with its inaugural State of the Apps report.”

Also not a good sign for Microsoft: The older you are, the more likely you are to use IE. In the youngest age group, 11 to 20 year olds, even smaller browsers like Opera beat it. IE has been losing market share at a steady pace for the past several years.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, April 14th

By | April 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

Some great articles over the last week.

March, 2009 – Internet Explorer, Opera Loses; Firefox, Safari, Chrome Gains

By | April 8, 2009 | 26 Comments

Despite Internet Explorer 8 launch, IE continues to lose its market share and this time fell by 0.62, from 67.44% to 66.82%.

Firefox market share trend is quite clear: up, from 21.77% to 22.05% (0.28 increase).

After previous loss, Safari managed to increase its market share by 0.21, from 8.02% to 8.23%. Continue Reading

Back to Basics: IE8 Users Downgrade to IE7

By | March 24, 2009 | 6 Comments

While Internet Explorer 8 mostly receives mixed reviews due to sites compatibility issues, InformationWeek reports that IE8 market share already slipped to 1.86% (Monday data) from 2.59% which was reported on Sunday.

Although this might sound like a bad news, there is also an upside. Because Internet Explorer 8 is not very popular yet, web developers will be able to polish and prepare their websites for IE8 without a big rush, which usually leads to various issues.

As for Internet Explorer 8 market share gain, my best guess is that it will start significantly increase only after Windows 7 release, IE8 is a default browser there.

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Firefox Reaches 100% Market Share in Antarctica

By | March 6, 2009 | 11 Comments

According to the latest StatsCounter stats, Firefox now has 100% market share in Antarctica. Continue Reading

Safari Reaches 10% Marketshare Mark for a Day

By | March 5, 2009 | 4 Comments

Despite the deceptive marketing campaign, Safari has reached more than 10% of the browsers marketshare.

That was done with over 11 million downloads and reaching a peak share of 10.91% on February 28, on Net applications.

For te full article at tgdaily.com

February, 2009 – Internet Explorer, Safari Loses; Firefox, Chrome, Opera Gains

By | March 2, 2009 | 6 Comments

As the new month begins, Net Applications has yet again updated their stats on web browsers market share. Let’s see what had happened in the February, 2009

Internet Explorer has slowed down its market share decrease and fell only by 0.04%, from 67.55% to 67.51%

Firefox continues to climb up and increased its market share by 0.2%, from 21.53% to 21.73% Continue Reading

Web Browsers Nostradamus, Year 2010

By | February 2, 2009 | 7 Comments

Ever wondered what would browsers market share look like in the Jan, 2010? Well, using simple moving average trend and drawing a line between it’s easy to check that. So here’s how it would look like if there won’t be any drastic changes, such as “Internet Explorer come back”.

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Internet Explorer, Opera Loses, Firefox, Safari, Chrome Gains, Jan 2009

By | February 2, 2009 | 11 Comments

It is time to check how web browsers market share is doing in the first month of 2009.

Internet Explorer continues its trend with a loss of 0.6%, from 68.15 to 67.55.

Firefox has grabbed an extra of 0.19% market share, from 21.34% to 21.53%

The biggest gainer this month is Safari with an increase of 0.36%, from 7.93% to 8.29% Continue Reading