After launching Suruk on Android, we had a look into our download stats on Ovi to understand the geographic spread of our Suruk users and compare against that of SOS.
Following is the distribution of SOS (includes India downloads on Aircel PocketApps):
* colour intensity corresponds to the number of downloads, grey regions do not have downloads
We noticed a couple of interesting things. While there are no downloads for our free app from China, the country is among the top downloaders of our paid app. Perhaps it’s among the ‘unresolved’ countries in the former list. Also, Germany and Switzerland top both downloads and revenue for SOS, but not as much for Suruk. Is this because of SOS is also available in Deutsch? Or is it because they’re relatively likely to buy paid apps than other developed nations? Please share with us in the comments, if you know why.
Maps courtesy Gunn Map (political boundaries are indicative, not accurate). During our chat with Albert Ching, he suggested doing a density map of routes searched for in Suruk. Does anybody know of a tool that helps plot routes?
Update: While digging up our route finder request logs, we found that there are indeed requests from China. So, it appears that, for some reason, the Nokia Ovi store counts the downloads under ‘unresolved’ country. Either that or they’re not counted.