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How Many Users?

Postby inflector » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:25 am

Hello all,

I've been a faithful Vienna user for a few years. I really like it.

There are a few things I'd like to see different and since this is an open source project (one of the major selling points for me), I thought I'd try to add the features myself.

I'm also exploring the idea of doing some things to integrate with an iPhone/iTouch app. In doing my research for this app, I wondered how many users Vienna currently has. I saw a figure of 250,000 from 2007 but didn't see anything newer than that. Any idea what the latest numbers are?

- Curtis

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Re: How Many Users?

Postby Michael Ströck » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:45 am

Hi,

Glad you like Vienna :-) Your ideas and contributions are very welcome! Regarding users, I'm afraid nobody has any idea whatsoever, we have no way of tracking that. But I'm pretty sure that the number of active users is much lower than 250.000. The only hard data we have are downloads numbers:

http://sourceforge.net/project/stats/de ... prdownload

However, there's a problem with that: Vienna is also available from a myriad of software update websites, and they often host the files themselves - so they don't show up in the above-linked statistic...

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Re: How Many Users?

Postby inflector » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:30 am

Thanks Michael,

Does the code for "Check for Updates" keep track of the number of requests it gets or the IP addresses?

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Re: How Many Users?

Postby Michael Ströck » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:12 am

inflector wrote:Does the code for "Check for Updates" keep track of the number of requests it gets or the IP addresses?


No, we have absolutely no user-tracking facilities in place ATM.

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Re: How Many Users?

Postby David Munch » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:36 am

Just wondering, are you guys using SParkle for updates? In that case it should be 'easy' to set it up, AFAIK.. :)
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Re: How Many Users?

Postby soundsgoodtome » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:05 pm

i'm curious. what's this?

http://code.google.com/p/viennamobile/

is it for jailbroken iphones only?

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Re: How Many Users?

Postby Michael Ströck » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:02 pm

soundsgoodtome wrote:i'm curious. what's this?

http://code.google.com/p/viennamobile/

is it for jailbroken iphones only?


Never heard of it, thanks for the link. Judging from the description, this only seems useful for jailbroken iPhones.


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