I’ve seen a few articles recently about Google’s Chrome browser market share, some sites seem to have had quite a lot of visits from people using Chrome, which then fell off again. For example:
At the end of its third week of availability, Google’s Chrome accounted for 0.77% per cent of the browsers that visited the 40,000 sites tracked by Net Applications, down from a 0.85 per cent share the week before.
On sites that I have access to, it’s varied between 0.4% and 2.6%, not particularly climbing or dipping. I heard of others having 8% on the first week after launch, dropping back to 1 or 2% the next week.
However, these sort of stats are probably missing the point, what sites is it that people are most likely to use Chrome on?
I suspect it is Google’s own sites, or rather Google’s applications.
It is an express aim of the browser to work well on their apps, and for people to be able to create their own ‘short-cuts’ to applications.
We seem to be moving away from ‘the blue E is the internet’, to application icons for Google Mail, Reader etc. Perhaps BaseCamp and others as well. That is what I now have on Windows at least.