About a year ago, I posted some statistics about the various operating systems used by visitors to TabletLegal. With more than a full year since the original iPad was introduced, I thought it would be interesting to revisit those statistics.
Over the last thirty days, visits to TabletLegal by operating system break down like this (percentages from a year ago in parentheses):
Three notes on these statistics. The first is the flip-flop of the Windows/Mac percentages. I can’t attribute this to anything specifically except the natural growth of this blog. While this blog originally gained traction in the Mac and iOS community, I think the growth in the Windows percentages reflects more readers in the legal community generally which is heavily Windows based.
Second is the nearly 25% growth in iPad readership. Not surprising given this is a iPad focused blog, but interesting when compared to a non-iPad focused blog. See for example John Gruber’s statistics about Daring Fireball from this time last year where iPad visitors to his site accounted for just under 6% of visitors (when at that time the iPad was only 6 weeks old). Compare also to traffic to iPhone JD from this time last year where 2.55% of visitors came from the iPad. I suspect the iPad traffic to both those sites would be significantly different today (and Jeff’s post over at iPhone JD today confirms that).
Last is the iPhone showing up meaningfully in visitors to TabletLegal. I suspect this is largely due to Jeff Richardson kindly linking to TabletLegal from iPhone JD from time to time. Thanks, Jeff!