AnyDice Users 2011
I've been running AnyDice for three years now, and it has grown quite a bit! Since its launch, the web app has been visited over 76,000 times. 47,000 of those visits happened during 2011.
Where from?By far the most visits were from the US. The UK and Canada were a distant second and third, followed by a collection of EU countries including France, Germany, and Sweden.
How was it found?Initially, most people found AnyDice through the forums over at rpg.net. I've been a frequent visitor of their Design & Development forum during 2009 and 2010.
In early 2010 there was a huge visitor spike from StumbleUpon. It died out as quickly as it appeared, being very short-lived. I guess a few of those people became regular users.
While the amount of visitors from rpg.net nearly doubled in 2010, it was responsible for a far smaller share of the total visits than it was the year before.
In 2011 Google became the largest source of visits. Lots of people looking for a dice probability calculator ended up finding AnyDice without trouble.
Which Operating Systems?The large majority of visits came from machines running Windows. Last year, about 30% of those were still running Windows XP while 13% still ran Vista. The rest was using Windows 7, with only a few exceptions.
Two-thirds of those running OS X had Snow Leopard while 10% were using Lion. The rest had older versions, down to Tiger.
Visits from iOS devices have more than doubled compared to 2010. More than half come from iPhones, the rest from iPads and a few iPods. Traffic from these devices is becoming significant.
Visits from Android devices have been virtually nonexistant before 2011, but now the Android visits are about equal to the number of iPad visits.
Which Browsers?Firefox is still the most popular browser, but it lost a lot of ground in 2011, mostly to Chrome. What version was used is all over the place, mostly ranging from 3.6 to 8.0.
Chrome nearly doubled its share compared to 2010, at the expense of Firefox. Which version was used also varied a lot, mostly ranging from 8 to 16.
Safari's share grew a little. I don't have nice data about which versions are used, but nearly all appear to be between 5.0 and 5.1.
Internet Explorer's share remained stable. Just over 70% used version 8 while vitually everyone else used version 9.
Donations?Donations are very much appreciated and encourage me to spend more time on AnyDice and help peope with their dice mechanics. During 2011 I've received 25 donations to keep the site running, raising a total of $172.50 and €35.00. I'm very grateful to these generous people!
I hope AnyDice will be of use to lots of people in 2012!