Chartbeat, A Real Time Market Share Monitoring Tool

By | January 25, 2013 | 5 Comments


Chartbeat, A Real Time Market Share Monitoring Tool

No Opera in sight.

If monthly or daily market share numbers no longer satisfy your curiosity, then we might have just found a solution for you: Chartbeat.

By collecting anonymous data from thousands of different web sites, Chartbeat is able to tell you in real time, what percentage of users are surfing the web with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox.

While the concept looks promising, we sure miss a historical graph, which would give you an insight on how users browsing habits change throughout the day.

Sounds interesting? Give it a try.

[Thanks, Blake]


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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

  • Przemysław Lib

    Anyone have info about comparing data gathering methodology against other “non-RT” stat counters?

    And this site round percentages to whole percents :(

    PS OSX have 10% of the internet…. Without disclaimer that you only count US that stat is not adequate for The internet.

  • http://twitter.com/LaurynBennett Lauryn Bennett

    Hey guys –

    Thanks for the piece, Vygantas!

    Just to clarify, this was just a hack project our team built in about two hours because a couple of our devs were curious to see if browser usage fluctuates in real time – and we thought others might be too, so we opened it up. It uses the the Chartbeat API that includes aggregate data from thousands of sites of all sizes across over 30 countries. You can check out an overview of how we measure here: http://blog.chartbeat.com/2010/02/05/understanding-what-chartbeat-is-measuring/

    We’re not planning to spend too much time iterating on this guy, was just a fun thing the crew whipped up quickly and we’re a bit more focused on our products, which you can check out demos of whenever you’d like:

    -chartbeat.com/demo
    -chartbeat.com/publishing/demo
    -chartbeat.com/publishing/HUD/demo

    And in another hack we included some mobile data: chartbeat.com/totaltotal

    If there’s something specific you’d like to see, let us know and we’ll see if we can add it to the queue – and spend more than a 2 hour hack time on it. :)

    Hope that answers some questions. Thanks again for the piece!
    Lauryn
    Chartbeat

  • Boray

    Doesn’t work with IE9! :-/

    • Tiago Sá

      Does anything?!

      • Boray

        IE9 is my favorite for now and I would hardly be using it if nothing worked. :-/ Chrome has an annoying spell checker bug that has been there forever, FF is sluggish and somewhat buggy, Opera is not very compatible with some pages, but with IE9 everything works (except for some experimental pages like this example) and it is fast too, so…