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Wakoopa-The State of Apps Q2

Wakoopa-The State of Apps Q2

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The State of Apps:Software, Games & Web
© 2009 Wakoopa, BV. All rights reserved. All trademarks are the property o their respective companies. Any reproduction ordistribution o this report in whole or in part is strictly orbidden without prior written consent rom Wakoopa.
April – June 2009
48% o Wakoopa users rate themselves as extremely procient with computersand sotware.
88% o the Wakoopa community is male with a median age o 27.3 years.
40% o Wakoopa users are based in the US, 12% are based in the UK, an additional15% are based in Europe and 10% based in Asia.We’re also pleased to announce Wakoopa QD, a new product launching this quarter.Wakoopa QD provides tracking technology or your organization, research rm orconsumer group and delivers real-time, statistical analysis and trend spottingcapabilities. For additional inormation regarding this new technology, please contactus at bizdev@wakoopa.com.We welcome inquiries rom companies who are interested in custom analytics orbespoke research.Cordially,Robert GaalCEO and Co-FounderWakoopaWelcome to the second edition o Wakoopa’s The State o Apps: Sotware, Games andWeb report. This report highlights important emerging trends in the desktopsotware and web applications industry. The primary goal o this report is to providetimely and relevant insight into which desktop and web applications have emergedand evolved over the second quarter o 2009, while spotlighting the up and comingapplications, and trends that are most important now. The report also includesstatistics relative to the Linux platorm or the rst time. The statistics in this report were generated during the second quarter o 2009 by over110,000 sotware enthusiasts and early technology adopters who are registered userso Wakoopa.com. They’ve installed a small desktop tracking program that keeps track o what applications (Windows, Mac or Linux) they’re using and or how long, as wellas the applications they recommend and share among the Wakoopa community. There are currently more than 300,000 applications in the Wakoopa database, andnearly 1 billion hours o sotware usage have been tracked to date. Wakoopa usershave also shared more than 4 million application recommendations to date. The Wakoopa community is comprised o a wide variety o proessionals and end-users that are early technology adopters by nature:
6. America’s Army 3, a game developed by the United States Army, emerged asone the biggest newcomer this quarter. Other popular games in Q2 2009included The Godather II, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Plants vs. Zombies.World o Warcrat is played most oten around 9 PM on average and continuesto be the most actively played game worldwide across both Windows and Mac.7. The use o sotware or development purposes is highest during the morningand again around 3 PM. Developers appear to become less productive ater 4PM when usage decreases quite a bit in avor o oce tasks and entertainment.8. Fireox was used by 55% o all Wakoopa members in Q2 2009. Google Chromeis the second most popular browser worldwide among Wakoopa users, exceptin Asia where Internet Explorer is the preerred browser o choice. More then90% o all Linux users chose Fireox as their primary browser.9. Windows Live Messenger is the most popular instant messenger app onWindows across all age groups, and Skype is the runner-up. Adium is the mostpopular IM app on Mac across all age groups with the exception o people over50 who preer Skype. Pidgin is the leading IM app on Linux across all Wakoopaage groups.
Key Findings
1. Twitter continues to experience steady growth, and was used by 25% o theWakoopa community, representing a 2% increase over Q1 2009. Twitter peaksaround 9 PM daily and is one o the most actively used web apps at that time.2. Facebook narrowly beat out YouTube by 4% as the most popular social mediasite among Wakoopa users. Other popular social media sites included Flickr,MySpace, Last.m and LinkedIn.3. The biggest overall newcomer on Windows or Q2 2009 was The Sims 3, a gamereleased at the end o March 2009. The new Twitter client, Tweetie was themost popular newcomer on Mac. Additional Q2 2009 newcomers on allplatorms include Hulu Desktop and Seesmic Desktop.4. The biggest overall gainer on the Web was Habbo, a social networking websiteaimed at teenagers. The second largest gainer was social media communityOrkut, designed to make your social lie more active and stimulating.5. The biggest gainers by platorm were Freegate (Windows), Prism (Mac), andGoogle’s Chromium (Linux). The biggest allers by platorm were AVG Anti-Virus(Windows), Movist (Mac) and Prism (Linux).

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