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We keep track of what browsers are used to access jkOnTheRun and post these statistics occasionally as they paint a good picture over time of the browser wars.  We can watch Internet Explorer slug it out with Firefox and see who is winning the fight round […]

We keep track of what browsers are used to access jkOnTheRun and post these statistics occasionally as they paint a good picture over time of the browser wars.  We can watch Internet Explorer slug it out with Firefox and see who is winning the fight round by round.  This week we saw the big release of Google Chrome and I was curious to see how it showed up in those statistics.  I took a picture of the browser share for just September 3rd, the first full day after Google Chrome was released.  I realize that the share of total visits using the Chrome browser will be higher than normal just because it’s new but even so I was unprepared to see these stats:

Jkotr_browser_share_sep_3

That orange slice of the pie is Chrome and it’s accounting for a whopping 10.36% of the total visits for the entire 24 hour period that constitutes September 3rd.  Any way you slice that figure you have to realize that Chrome is going to wreak havoc in this browser war going forward.  Chrome still needs a lot of work but it’s a pretty good browser out of the box and this number shows that.  We also see that Firefox is whipping up on Internet Explorer by a fair margin which is getting larger all the time.  That last stat, HTC P3700 Opera, is the HTC Touch Diamond which shows up as its own browser.  At least one visitor is using the Touch Diamond.

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  1. Interesting numbers. Are stats from the iPhone lumped in with Safari?

    Also, I am assuming that the browsers used by the visitors to jkontherun are not a good representation of the browser market as a whole since the jk crowd tend to be more sophisticated. More sophisticated in terms of choosing the best browser regardless of the default browser which comes installed on most computers.
    Firefox rules at jkontherun, is it making similar strides in market at large?

  2. I was one of those Chrome users in the first 24 hours and did find Chrome faster on my smaller machines with limited memory.

    But I also discovered why Chrome is just in BETA release, it would not properly render graphics for me in several forum applications and had some other little bugs. I am back to Firefox for now…though I am impressed with the direction Chrome is going and how amazingly fast and easy it is to install (particularly for Firefox users).

  3. Amazed to see Chrome at the third place in the results

  4. X*.04% = 1 user, implies 2500 users in one day…not bad there jkkmobile guys.

  5. “X*.04% = 1 user, implies 2500 users in one day”: Hog Call

    At that rate, SeaMonkey has a user and a half, and Konqueror 1.75.

    We can deduce that there were at least 2,500 page visits, but that doesn’t tell us anything about the number of users.

  6. James Kendrick Friday, September 5, 2008

    Shawn, iphone stats are indeed lumped in with Safari. The Firefox stat also combines all Windows, Mac and Linux installs too.

  7. William C Bonner Friday, September 5, 2008

    Could you look at the day before or the day after and infer where those chrome users came from?

    Was it more FireFox users looking for new things?

    I just assume that FireFox users are more likely to move around than IE users.

  8. James Kendrick Friday, September 5, 2008

    William, I did that last night. They were almost all Firefox users which as you stated are the more adventurous users. :)

  9. I was one of the touch diamond users…

  10. Can you comment on MicroB? I frequent your site via my N810 and was wondering.
    My guess is that it’s lumped in with the Mozilla or Mozilla Compatible Agent crowd.
    Thanks!

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