Browser War Almost Over ....

How important is the browser, a techie will be able to tell you more I think. That is a foothold for dominance of the internet audience. The browser war has escalated over the past 5 years and it is so easy to see who is winning. The first section captures data for visitor to my site and the browser they use. Over the last 7 years, Internet Explorer still has a small lead cumulatively at 31% followed by Chrome with 25%, Firefox with 21% and Safari 15%.

What is more interesting is to capture the same data for the month of March 2014 alone in the second section.

Mozilla's (Firefox)  income mostly comes from Google- every time someone searches Google using Firefox's search box, they give Mozilla a portion of the ad revenue. That accounts for over 90% of Mozilla's revenue, with the rest being donations (the Mozilla foundation is a registered non-profit). I don't know about Opera.

As far as Chrome on the iPhone, it really wouldn't make a difference. Chrome and Safari are actually the same web browser (Webkit, made by Apple) but with different chromes (the menu bars and toolbars and stuff). That's got nothing to do with AT&T, Apple just wants to maintain control over user experience on the iPhone and that's easier to do if you're using their software.


Really the big result of the browser wars would be the future direction of the Internet. Microsoft would like everyone to be using the Silverlight and other Microsoft technologies for web development because that would mean Microsoft could dictate control of the web- you'd have to buy Microsoft's development tools to make dynamic web programs. Mozilla and Google both want open web standards, such as HTML 5, to dominate because they want everyone to have equal access to the web. Google made their own web browser so that they could focus on application speed- they want web applications to run as well as desktop applications so that they can expand their offerings and get even more people to register for their services. 



Data for
May 2007 - March 2014

Pageviews by Countries

Graph of most popular countries among blog viewers
EntryPageviews
Malaysia
9164415
United States
515678
Singapore
469772
Australia
129521
Indonesia
83660
United Kingdom
76989
Hong Kong
52565
Canada
24445
Germany
18393
France
16198

Pageviews by Browsers

EntryPageviews
Internet Explorer
3514082 (31%)
Chrome
2863645 (25%)
Firefox
2377506 (21%)
Safari
1717899 (15%)
Mobile Safari
318274 (2%)
Apple-PubSub
217670 (1%)
Opera
124593 (1%)
Google Desktop
34827 (<1 div="">
Mobile
31027 (<1 div="">
CriOS
18557 (<1 div="">
Image displaying most popular browsers

Pageviews by Operating Systems

EntryPageviews
Windows
8429001 (76%)
iPad
716837 (6%)
iPhone
629751 (5%)
Macintosh
591749 (5%)
Android
448473 (4%)
Linux
101842 (<1 div="">
BlackBerry
56488 (<1 div="">
Other Unix
14422 (<1 div="">
iPod
13895 (<1 div="">
Nokia
6252 (<1 div="">
Image displaying most popular platforms

As you can see, Chrome has won the war decisively going forward. Now they have 40% market share followed by Safari with 25%, Firefox 14% and Internet Explorer has dropped to 12%.

Data For March 2014 alone

Pageviews by Countries

Graph of most popular countries among blog viewers
EntryPageviews
Malaysia
131253
United States
10547
Singapore
6330
Australia
2169
Indonesia
2140
United Kingdom
1444
Germany
1154
France
1151
Hong Kong
642
Russia
463

Pageviews by Browsers

EntryPageviews
Chrome
66227 (40%)
Safari
42046 (25%)
Firefox
24667 (14%)
Internet Explorer
20466 (12%)
Mobile Safari
7436 (4%)
Opera
2323 (1%)
CriOS
950 (<1 div="">
Mobile
778 (<1 div="">
chromeframe
301 (<1 div="">
Zite
289 (<1 div="">
Image displaying most popular browsers

Pageviews by Operating Systems

EntryPageviews
Windows
98003 (58%)
iPad
23423 (14%)
Android
18501 (11%)
iPhone
13458 (8%)
Macintosh
9530 (5%)
Linux
2625 (1%)
Other Unix
266 (<1 div="">
BlackBerry
184 (<1 div="">
BB10
178 (<1 div="">
iPod
88 (<1 div="">
Image displaying most popular platforms



Comments

James said…
It will never be over, remember Sun Microsystem? What about Motorola? or Nokia.

The Technology industry is a rapid innovative industry. 1 year is a long time in the tech industry.

One day, Chrome will lose market share too.

The 4 big titans of Sillicon Valley that can influence the technology world are Microsoft, Apple, Google and Facebook.

Microsoft is a software company, nobody is going to unseat them anytime soon. Apple is the hardware company. Google and facebook are the internet company, this is why facebook doesn't want to work with Google.

The only company that has the capability to unseat Google is Facebook. With the vast data it compiled, FB can easily comes up with a much better search engine than Google. Mass human input is always better than computer's AI.

Mark is just buying time, one day, he will launch a search engine and when the time comes, Google will lose market share in search and eventually all their toys.
ninja turtle said…
One problem is some of the trading platforms still not accepting Chrome browser.