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Boopsie says that Windows Phone could be the next big thing

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Boopsie says that Windows Phone could be the next big thing
What is Boopsie? Well, some use it as a term of endearment. But in the mobile world, Boopsie is an app provider for libraries around the world. It has started a new Boopsie Analytics service that tracks the usage of the more than 300 library branded mobile apps that it runs. Based on the data it compiled, Boopsie discovered that BlackBerry usage of its library apps declined a stunning 47% from January through September last year. The Canadian manufacturer lost 60.2% of its market share during those months. Ouch!

Windows Phone and BlackBerry are moving in opposite directions

Windows Phone and BlackBerry are moving in opposite directions

So what is happening to those former BlackBerry users? Tony Medrano, CEO of Boopsie, says that he has seen a steady increase in Windows Phone 8 usage that corresponds with the decline in BlackBerry. Boopsie added Windows Phone 8 library branded apps in June. From the launch of those apps through December, he states that Windows Phone 8 usage of his library apps has surged 91%.

Will Poole, a member of Boopsie's Board, says that at the end of 2013, Windows Phone 8 usage of Boopsie related apps topped BlackBerry usage by 427% Poole says that while the platform still trails iOS and Android, Windows Phone 8 "could be the next big thing in mobile." That way of thinking dovetails with many analysts, who claim that the GDR3 update now puts Android and Windows Phone 8 on a level playing field, specs-wise, at least for now.

"The use of iPhone and Android mobile platforms among library patrons was relatively consistent for the first 9 months of 2013. But, in October, we noticed a drastic decline in the number of iPhone users and a correspondingly sharp rise in Android users....Libraries should be aware that only 41% of their patrons use iPhones to access their services on mobile apps. iPhone-only solutions neglect nearly 60% of library patrons; and both the raw number and percent market share of these non-iPhone users is growing."-Tony Medrano, CEO, Boopsie

"The adoption rate of Windows Phone 8 is staggering. While still trailing well behind the leaders, the Windows platform is clearly catching on with users and could be the next big thing in mobile."-Will Poole, Boopsie Board member

Boopsie also has spotted a decline in iOS users since October, and a related rise in Android users. While iOS usage declined 2.38% from September to October, Android usage gained 2.91%. It certainly seems like there is a connection between the two. That was the largest monthly decline in iOS usage at the very same time that Android was scoring its largest month to month gain.

As iOS usage declined from September through October, Android usage took off

As iOS usage declined from September through October, Android usage took off


source: Boopsie via WMPoweruser

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posted on 23 Jan 2014, 19:48

1. iTechies (Posts: 81; Member since: 28 Dec 2013)


Maybe.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 00:05

12. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3208; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Exactly, only time will tell...

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 19:54

2. darkkjedii (Posts: 10059; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The next big thing is already here, the jedii's pecs.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 21:00

3. Bernoulli (Posts: 1432; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


nah a nicer camera will always be better than a cheap plastic body

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 22:01 4

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7276; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I smell a hater.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 23:00

9. hurrycanger (Posts: 756; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Hey No.18, I have an idea. Why don't you use that nicer camera to make me some good food?

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 21:05

4. Furbal (Posts: 218; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Considering Android licencing fees can pay for the majority of r&d for it, i'd say it can only get better as long as they listen to feedback.

Looking forward to its growth

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 21:17

5. MC1123 (Posts: 1229; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


And is he talking about BlackBerry 7 not BB10 right? And who uses this app?

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 23:56

11. Glim12808 (Posts: 391; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Considering that only a few million BB10s were sold so far, it would probably not even register in the chart if they used only that as basis.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 22:41

7. DogeShibe (Posts: 79; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Nice to hear that!

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 22:52

8. Avenger827 (Posts: 46; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)


The next big thing is coming, and it's called Tizen.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 23:52 1

10. Glim12808 (Posts: 391; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


How do you know Tizen would be the next big thing when it's not even out yet. For all you know, it could also be the next big flop!

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 05:34

14. papss (unregistered)


WP8 IS the next big thing. My space looks ancient

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 13:35

15. tokuzumi (Posts: 230; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


WP is not a bad OS, and if Android no longer suits my needs, I would have no problems switching to WP. But WP is a fair amount behind where Android was at the same time in its lifecycle. Not to say thing things won't change, as BB and Palm were the top dogs for quite a while. Look where they are now.

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 15:54

16. NateAdam8 (Posts: 134; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Great OS just needs more people who understand it and not all those fAndroids and iClone saying it sucks or whatever they cause they be lovin' that Apple flavored Google penis.

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