Monday, June 2, 2014

8 years of data

I have just published a Google doc of eight years of Operating System, Browser and Mobile data for www.radionz.co.nz.

I have also included a couple of graphs such as this one showing the decline of desktop use (click to see a larger version).

A graph showing the decline of desktop use (65% in 2006) compared with mobile (35%)
There are other interesting trends - the decline of IE, the decline of the Windows desktop OS, and the rise of Chrome (all as a percentage of the market) are also evident in the data.

Graph showing the decline of IE, and the rise of other browsers such as Chrome and Firefox


A graph showing the decline in Windows from nearly 100% to just of 50%. iOS, android and OS takng much of that.

I have released this data under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, so please share links to anything you do with it in the comments below.

2 comments:

billbennettnz said...

The remarkable thing about the move from desktop to mobile in these graphs is that while the Radio New Zealand site scores well on accessibility, it's not easy to read on mobile phones. To my knowledge, there's no mobile version and the site doesn't seem responsive.

Would it be more pronounced if there was a mobile site?

Richard Hulse said...

I'm not sure to be honest, but I suspect it would.

One of the reasons our mobile use is so high already is because of the speed of the site relative to many other news sites.

We start beta testing of our responsive reworking of the site next week.