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Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Simon Hampel, 30th Jun, 2015.

  1. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Founder Staff Member

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    An interesting, but not entirely unsurprising statistic ...

    Over the weekend, I noticed that there was an almost even spread of 33% desktop vs 33% mobile vs 33% tablet users on PChat.

    ... while today (being a work day), it is currently sitting at 75% desktop vs 20% mobile vs 5% tablet.

    I expect the stats to swing back towards tablets + mobiles this evening.
     
  2. Investig8

    Investig8 Well-Known Member

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    I expect your right, when the sun came out I took the iPad outside over the weekend and enjoyed the access from there, so much better with this dynamic theme.

    Can you say tech crush :rolleyes:
     
  3. EN710

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    Makes sense. I choose iPad over desktop anytime I can now, which means breakfast and after work.
    I am guessing you'd have more smart phones on commute and lunch time.
     
  4. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    what does mobile broadband register as? Mobile? Desktop? Tablet?
     
  5. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    The device itself will be sending information through - not necessarily the type of connection.
     
  6. Simon Hampel

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    D.T. is correct - every browser has a unique identifier which indicates the type of browser, the operating system, etc - this data is tracked by the analytics engine to give us data about what types of devices are accessing the site.

    For example, Scott's "user agent" is:

    "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/43.0.2357.130 Safari/537.36"

    Which means:
    • this browser is "Mozilla v5.0" compatible
    • running on Windows NT 6.3 (aka Windows 8.1)
    • browser uses the AppleWebKit rendering engine
    • browser uses the open source HTML layout engine developed by the KDE project (like Gecko)
    • browser is identified as "Chrome"
    • browser is based on Safari
    ... so from this we know that Scott is using Chrome on Windows 8.1

    This data is actually really important because it helps web developers to understand what types of devices, browsers and operating systems are using the site - so they know how to optimise the site design and user experience.
     
  7. Ouga

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    Not that people check PC from work ... everyone here is 100% committed... :p
     
  8. bob shovel

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    if your not maximising your time hidden behind a desk you wont get ahead! the J.O.B is important to tick that box for serviceability when borrowing more!