Google infogaphic reveals Android market data and popular apps
Google has published an infographic on its Android Developers blog, which details findings related to market data and various interesting statistics. One such finding is that the store has now reached the milestone of 10 billion downloads, as well as seeing a rise of one billion per month Since the opening of Google’s Android Market store, Android Games have been responsible for 2.5 billion of these downloads. This adds up to a 25.6 percent portion of the first 10 billion.
Continuing on with the theme of rising figures, it was also revealed that over 200 million Android devices have been activated and that every day, 550,000 more come online. This means that more and more consumers are purchasing devices, from places like the O2 store, and that they are becoming increasingly savvy with this type of technology. The infographic reveals many other details, such as the fact that the most popular time to download apps is on Sundays at 9pm.
As well as these facts, there are also some quirky statistics. The chart for the “Top 10 Most App-crazed countries” features South Korea at the top, with Hong Kong, Taiwan, the US, Singapore, Sweden , Israel, Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway following on behind. These numbers are found by looking at downloads per capita and the findings are very interesting.
Other information in the infographic includes the fact that a total of 12 billion miles are navigated on Google maps every year and 1.87 million hours were spent using the IMDb app for Android in the last four months These findings are very interesting and show that Android use is very popular around the world. This infographic is very useful for collecting market data and also for studying the Android-related trends.
Today is the third of my four days here in Haiti, so far we have gone to Leogane, and today we are going to Jacmel. We are staying in a house in Port Au Prince. This country is totally devastated even further by the quakes, however knowing that the streets and road condition were already destroyed by rocks, and garbage, it just seemed like the bad just got worst after the quake.
The first day really took me by surprise when exiting the airport in Port Au Prince, children gathered around me as we boarded the car and begged for money, I never thought Id witness that but it seemed to happen a lot thought the days everywhere I went.
I even tried to give an old lady a 32gb USB drive but the Haitians that were with me were like NOOO, I was like why? Its worth a lot of money in the US, they responded, she wont even know what to do with it, it is worthless to her.
I will continue to update as I can, these mosquitoes are eating me alive, check out my uploaded pics on facebook.
I got sponsored to go to Haiti and now currently waiting to board, I will try to update as I can from my Android.
As my 2 year contract with Verizon Wireless approached, I had to decide weather I wanted to leave the network or stay. I wanted to stay because Verizon’s service is great, never any dropped calls, however I felt restricted in their network and saw a chance to free myself. Verizon has been notorious for creating custom software for their cellular device that cripples their phones.
I was really considering moving to AT&T and getting the iPhone, I owned a iPod Touch a few months back and loved it, but it too wasn’t as open as I thought, Apple has it’s own limitations on what you can and cannot do. The only other option in my mind was to either go Blackberry or go Android. I liked the Blackberry a lot, it’s old interface threw me away but it seems to function quite well and the phones looked pretty decent, so why change something that works right? On the other hand, I got suckered into the Droid which runs the Google Android OS. Android is truly open source at heart and right now, development is a little behind Apple in terms of the development community and they number of apps but I’m sure as adopters increase, people will pay more attention to it.
I renewed my 2 year contract with Verizon and got a Droid, I like it a lot. I do have a few things to complain about but I’ve found ways around it so I’ll deal but I see Android growing in popularity in months to come. Who knows, maybe it will kill the iPhone one day.
UPDATE: March 25th, I returned to Verizon and did an exchange because of a defective micrphone on the Droid, they were really good about it. It also looked like they replaced it with a more current revision of the Droid.
Co-founded and designed/developed Rise Again Haiti’s new organization website. Built in 2 days.
Rise Again Haiti’s mission is to restore Haiti after the first waves of relief efforts.
“Rise Again Haiti” is a movement committed to the restoration of Haiti. It is a non-profit organization that is raising funds to sponsor volunteers who will contribute to the efforts of rebuilding the country. Our Vision is to send over 20,000 people there, starting June of this year and our mission is to create task teams that will commit to reaching our goal.
We are in the process of acquiring a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization so that we can move as an entity of force!
If you are running a business, and the ability to charge credit cards manually is crucial. You might have researched around and found that you need something called a payment gateway. But that cost money! The costs varies based on your monthly anticipated sales and percentages of your profit.
However there’s a way to do it all completely for FREE, except for what Google charges. No monthly fees and no minimums!
Here’s how! You will need two accounts, one Google Checkout Account where you will register yourself as a merchant, you will need a legitimate business with a EIN number from the bank. Then you will need a second account to act like a purchase account. You will use the purchase account as the buyer, with each transaction, you will enter a new credit card number (obtained from your clients) and simply charge it as if a buyer was purchasing from your store.
You may use Google Checkout’s link maker to create Quick BUY NOW links with preset prices so you can easily charge your customers and put them up on a web page somewhere.
Now you will be able to process and charge your clients credit cards manually, for free, no strings attached!