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Fragmentation and What it Means

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“Building web apps is not getting easier. The fragmentation of operating systems and browsers is getting worse, not better.”
- Fred Wilson, “Fragmentation”

With a few caveats, the above statement is obviously true.

We don’t see quite the same level of fragmentation that Wilson does; his property has five operating system and browser combinations with better than a 10% share, while we have only three. No platform has better than a 17% share there; we have two north of that figure. But if we split the metrics, our data shows the same trajectory. Here’s our browser system share for January of this year, for example.

No real surprises, at least for us. Firefox is dominant, IE a distant second with more Chrome traffic than Safari. But now look at the numbers from the past thirty days.

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