I often get asked “Why don’t you have an Android App as well as an iPhone one” and I have two standard replies: We don’t have the resources to build for another platform and, at least according to our traffic, nobody seems to be using an Android phone to surf Travelfish.org.
I’ve never really understood it, but maybe you do. Below is a chart of the mobile platforms used to browse Travelfish.org. I realise the iPad doesn’t really belong there, but if it is good enough for Google, it will do for me too.
You’ll see from May through to November this year Android’s share has grown from just under 10% to 13%. Meanwhile the iPhone and iPod Touch has gone from 59% to 47% and the iPad from 27% to 35%. Note, these percentages are of just mobile traffic, not overall site traffic.
The overall iPhone, iPod, iPad section has barely shifted — from 85% to 82%.
Given reports like this, why aren’t we seeing a majority of readers on Android?
Below are the share of overall traffic held by mobile platforms (including the iPad) as per Google Analytics.
Don’t have a mobile optimised interface? Perhaps time to start thinking about one.