28/12/2018

The end-of-the-year article: some small #bigdata and new directions

2018 is coming to the end, but it was a great year for both Jolla Oy and the blog jolla-devices.com!
During the months of 2018 the blog has rapidly evolved, partly following a Lean Startup develop method, but without not too much rumination around the process.

Simply, in addition to the ‘obligatory’ news related to news from Jolla Oy, were launched various functions, initiatives, Polls on Twitter, but also polls through our hipster-UX-BOT.

Some stats

After a year we finally have enough data for a small report. The statistics script is the usual Google Analytics, anonymized (as indicated in the Cookie banner that we all ignore!).

Locations

The question we asked in 2017 was: where are based the Sailfish users? A year of data, albeit partial and not very accurate, allow us to publish the 2018 top ten of the countries for Jolla-Devices users (which, given the theme are also indicative for Jolla).

The first ten nations are:

  1. United States
  2. Italy
  3. India
  4. Germany
  5. United Kingdom
  6. Finland
  7. France
  8. Russia
  9. Netherland
  10. Denmark

Amazing to see the small Netherland in the top ten, but we consider that it is a very central location for the Internet and an ideal location for VPNs.

Some insight:

The USA country is big and is the single most source of visitors, even if Sailfish OS was not launced there. (And where Sailfish itself could not misteriously be bough, ed).
Italy is the second source because italians are a lot passionate on phones and generally they are there when the thing happens 🙂

Germany is the bigger community in EU for Sailfish OS, and so it’s the 3rd/4th source of users.
All that Indian people where from early 2018 when Intex Aquafish was added, and there was an Adwords experimental campaign running there…

Finland is obviously in top ten, and growing after the “multilingual update” in September…
Also the french community, altough less numbered, was so active.

As extra I have to say that via Twitter there were some very active users from China!

Lost in translation

The top ten languages – based on the browser language – quite confirms the geographical data: obviously a lot of English, default language, then Italian and English.

Around September, multilingual translations were introduced, carried out in a comfortable but imperfect way with the Google Translation plugin. Note that the url does not change and there are never suffix / de or / cn in the addresses.
As the blog evolves looking at visitors, the languages were chosen based on the September’s data: now it’s time to add the French flag!

There were also some feedback on the quality of the translation – in German über alles! -. In 2019 a static multilingual will be delivered.

One of the new ideas for 2019/2020 could be the collaboration with local users-translator.

 

Some happening from 2018:

The Aigo Jolla Tablet

The discovery of the Aigo Tablet at the end of summer was our event of the year. An unobtainable device like the Jolla Tablet, relives in its original version (or better its hardware base) and becomes accessible again. After doing a first import/test device, and a couple of copies sold through minopodcast on ebay, we started selling them on STORE.
The “idealistic” buying group (with shared paypal money box) and group import has been set aside after no subscription…

The Store

To be able to cover technical costs, and finance new initiatives, it was thought to direct donations via Paypal (always with the Money Box), or to the famous Patreon. But in reality nobody do patronage! 🙂
A small e-commerce with some Sailfish hardware and other similar products like the Nokia N9 is certainly more effective and in line with the blog’s focus.

 

New ideas

Always hoping for the growth and success of Jolla Oy, the blog continues in 2019 aiming at technical improvements (invisible) and new ideas that will be launched as they go (visible and tweeted).

Some ideas:

 

Happy 2019!

 

Good reading
Giovanni - Jolla-Device.com


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