Is TweetDeck Top App for Week 1?
There are plenty of eyes glued on the Chrome Web Store. After all, the store – to a certain degree – represents the success of the Chrome Browser, the Chrome Operating System, and consumer cloud computing.
Google has been particularly kind with providing information to help gauge the success of apps. Specifically, for each app, a tally of the popularity is provided by the Chrome Web Store.
Take for example the popular TweetDeck app.
Here we see “126,566 users – 53,395 weekly installs” for TweetDeck. This information by itself is informative. But of course one data point doesn’t reveal the whole picture.
Simple questions remain. Is TweetDeck the most popular app? Does app popularity fluctuate over time?
More complex questions arise. Do weekly installs, when compared to user counts, reveal app utility? What is the growth rate of apps in general?
Perhaps the biggest question of all – Is someone writing down this changing information?
Fortunately we’ve found a site that is writing it down. ChromeOSApps.org has done some work to query the Chrome Web Store on a frequent basis, over time. Here we see results of their work.
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Aha, it seems like TweetDeck is doing pretty well! TweetDeck appears to be the most popular app on a user basis. This position doesn’t seem to be fluctuating, at the moment.
ChromeOSApps.org assures us that they are working on the more interesting questions. Big questions, like how fast is the user base growing, is pretty exciting stuff.
If you have any neat ideas to explore the data, leave a comment, and I will pass them on to the ChromeOSApps.org team.