Boopsie says that Windows Phone could be the next big thing

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.


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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12 Comments

1. iTechies

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

Maybe.

12. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Exactly, only time will tell...

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

4. Furbal unregistered

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

5. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

11. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

7. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Nice to hear that!

8. Avenger827

Posts: 46; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

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

10. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 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!

14. papss unregistered

WP8 IS the next big thing. My space looks ancient

15. tokuzumi

Posts: 1800; Member since: Aug 27, 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.

16. NateAdam8

Posts: 420; Member since: Feb 17, 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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