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It's been interesting to see trends emerge for the Finextra apps that we have on the market, which in turn gives us a not-very-scientific insight into the Finextra Readership.
Since we launched
the Android app, it has been downloaded a total of 137 times. Overall, it is more popular than
the iPhone App which has had 126 downloads - but it's only been available for download since Feb 2012 whereas the android app has been available since October 2011.
If we attempt a like-for-like analysis and take the first 3 weeks data for both apps, the android had
75 installs compared to the iphone's 116 downloads. This does tend to suggest, that for Finextra's readership, that the iphone is the clear leader.
The one thing that I find most surprising is that the count of those who subscribe to the Finextra News via Kindle is less than
10 people! I was surprised as the number of Kindle users on my morning commute seems to be greater than the number of hard-copy book readers.
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I recently shifted a lot of my blog reading from a laptop to a smartphone. In the context of a blog that's mobile-optimized, let me make a few observations and conclusions that you might find useful:
At the risk of jumping to conclusions, it would appear that mobile-optimized versions of blogs are great for the reader but web versions are more enriching (pun intended) for the publisher and the community.
PS: BTW, I'm one of the 137 users of Finextra's Android App. I just installed it a couple of days ago.
I am an Android App owner, but after using it for a short time I reverted to PC. I didn't find the App so good to monitor/read/respond to this Blog.
I don't think I have ever clicked a single Ad ! Ever.
Experience with iPhone includes being confused as to why it seems to load web content faster! And take smarter photos. But still prefer Google.
19 Mar 2009
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