Category Archives: Stats

20.65% of the top 5000 sites use Flash ?

This result surprised me, really. I thought that it would be much higher. I understand that it is not a worldwide statistics but app. 1/5 of top 5000 sites using Flash is really not a good sign or is it?
Hard to find information to compare Flash against other technologies, maybe because Flash is quite alone on this market? Silverlight, want to compete with Flash but it represents only 0.08% of the top 5000 website (ok they are too young on the market). We could also think about Javascipt / Ajax to build the same user experience but I couldn’t find any stats about the use of Javascript on top websites.
We could try to analyze this from the user point of view. Adobe claims that 90% of the web users on mature market have Flash Player 9 installed (in June 2007) and 99% got Flash Player 7 installed. That might lead us to think Flash is very commonly used on the web, but cannot inform us about the top website. For Javascript, the penetration is 96% (4% don’t have Javascript in September 2007).

Final conclusion, with a so deep penetration of the Flash Player we can only be happy to develop for the Flash Player ;)


Flash Player 9 Penetration

Flash CS3 logo
Yesterday I wrote about the new “CS3 essential training” from Lynda and said that the penetration for the Flash Player 9 was about 50%. I had a comment from Benz that told me the penetration of the Flash Player is 83.4% according to Emmy Huang’s blog.

Those number are higher that what I observed on different website I work on, even on this blog (oriented on Flash), the stats are 80% but this is not trustable with my poor 300 visitors/days.

Anyway it’s a great news as I’m wanting to work on Flash 9 at work, and good stats always are a good argument ;)


Buzz Monitoring about Adobe Apollo

Technorati Chart

Here’s a quick post to show the number of post containing “Adobe Apollo”. I post it here because I had already see some chart of Technorati, but never found were it was… (okay maybe it’s obvious but forgive my blindness).
This tool is very useful for marketer but it’s not the only tool that we can use to monitor the result of our web-marketing.
Others free tools usable to monitor buzz :

  • Ice Rocket, it allows us to compare trend
  • Blog Pulse, also compare trends
  • Google Trends, useful for geo-localized trend
  • It’s not so much that I’m a fan a buzz monitoring, but it’s a big part of the thesis that I’m writing, normally in march 30 it will finally be finished! I’ll post a lot more about buzz and web-marketing after this date.

    Please if anyone know other free tool to monitor buzz and trends please comment or contact me (top right).

    Trends Stats 2.0 in Politics

    A graph comparing book sales on computer languages between January 2006 and January 2007 revealed that ActionAcript book represented less than 5% of the market [via O'Reilly Radar].
    Let’s compare this stats with a blog analyses, just to see how much blogging and buzz can be taken seriously for a new way of making statistics. I used blogpulse to make a graph comparing the buzz about javascript, actionscript and Java.


    Flash Trends

    Obviously in this case we can tust blog to see how people react in the real world.
    And what if we do politic stat with blog analyses? For example in the French presidential election I compared the big 3 names in no particular order: François Bayrou, Nicolas Sarkozy, Ségolène Royal (sorry for the others …)

    French presidential election Stats
    Well what can we see? According to the latest statistic made by ipsos for lepoint the stats extracted from the buzz trends seems correct. These tools are great for ego-surfing but even greater for social statistics.
    This year it’s really the beging of presidential election 2.0, the candidates in France and as far as I know also in US are using the web very more agresivly. A funny example, try the website, you’ll be surprised ;)


    Flash Statistics update

    Nearly two month ago I published my Flash Stats Engine, now here are the result I get from it and the use of other stats engine. Data was gathered from more than 6000 different IP. On system that did already have Flash Player 7 installed and javascript enabled, this is the first bias. The second bias is the « kind of people » surfing on this site may be more up to date than average people on the web.

    Flash Player & Javascript :

  • 90% of the user with have a version equal or bigger than 8.
  • 99% of user had javascript enabled.
  • Screens:

  • Most of the users (nearly 60%) have a screen resolution in X bigger or equal to 1280 px.
  • Most of the users (nearly 55%) have a screen resolution in Y bigger than 600 px but smaller than 1024. But 47% have a screen resolution in Y bigger than 1024.
  • Nearly 100% of users have a 72 DPI screen.
  • Only 1% of users have a resolution equal to 800×600.

  • See the data

    Macromedia Flash Player, Technology Breakdown

    Flash Player is the number one of Internet enabled PCs according a NPD Online survey published in December 2005.

  • Flash Player would be enabled in 97.7% of PCs
  • Acrobat Reader in 89.4%
  • Java in 86.2%
  • Media Player in 85.6%
  • Flash Player versions less than 5 are no longer measured. The sampling error for the NPD study is +/- 2% at the 95% confidence level.

    The study measures Windows Media Player versions 7 and above using “.wmv” media files.

    Flash Technologies BreakDown

    You can have more informations on the site of Macromedia