Monday 1 September 2014

Graphics on Android

Last week, writing about admin and deployment enhancements in SAS v9.4, I mentioned my estimation of the proportion of SAS customers on the latest version of SAS (I confidently estimated less than 50%).

These figures are available in other contexts. For instance, Google publish figures for Android versions on a monthly basis. This is useful for developers and gives them guidance on how backwards-compatible their apps should be.

When combined with the number of different manufacturers and handsets, the proliferation of Android versions is known as "fragmentation" and is seen in some quarters as a bad thing. From my perspective as a consumer, I think choice is a good thing, but I do see how it can create support and maintenance headaches for developers.

Anyway, my reason for mentioning this, aside from the nod back to last week's article, was to draw your attention to a recently published report on Android fragmentation by Open Signal. The quality and style of the graphics in their report really caught my eye, so I thought I'd share it with you. I like the look and style of the graphics, but I also like the interactivity you get when you move your mouse over the graphics.

What do you think? Could you replicate these graphics in SAS?