Monday, July 19, 2010

Improved mobile website now live

Hi everyone,

Just a quick note to let everyone know that the improved Zenbu mobile website is now live. People have always been able to access the Zenbu website, login and use the internet on their mobile devices, but as the number of people using mobile devices continues to grow we thought they should have an improved interface. So when people use their iPhone, iPod, flash Android cellphone, fancy new iPad, or trusty old Nokia to access our website they should now have a better experience - not so much scrolling and zooming required.

For those interested in a few geeky stats, keep reading. People on "mobile" devices only account for just over 3% of visitors to our website (by far the majority still use "normal" computers). The following are the most popular mobile devices used:

Device typePercentage of users
Symbian (Nokia etc)18.0%
iPad (not even officially on sale in NZ yet)7.9%
Windows Mobile1.5%
Others (PSP etc) combinedless than 1%

So there's some info on our mobile users. I expect we will continue to see usage by mobile devices increase and it'll be interesting to watch the changes in the types of devices people are using. Apple is certainly dominant in the category at this stage!

I'd also like to quickly thank all our hard working servers for working so tirelessly, reliably and without any complaints! Although they probably don't appreciate the gratitude, they really do a good job humming away in the Maxnet data centre 24/7 keeping the Zenbu service running smoothly. Thanks to them (and I guess their managers deserve some credit too!) the Zenbu website has been available 99.996% of 2010. The only downtime was the scheduled server maintenance back in January. So good job servers!

I hope all is well out there and that all our zone operators (and all the school kids) had successful school holidays.


The Zenbu Team.