Tracking Pandora downloads 22
PreCentral forum member sixerztres is a cool dude in our book - he’s taken the time to mark down how many downloads the webOS version of Pandora has logged every day for the past month and even put it into a handy graph for easy visual consumption. There are a few interesting take-away points that sixertres noted:
- Pandora downloads tend to spike during the weekend.
- Downloads during the period were highest during the first two weeks of August (after Palm ramped up its advertising campaign). During this week downloads averaged 3054/day.
- The average day netted 2825 downloads of the Pandora app.
- Pandora is not available to users in Canada, so download numbers should reflect only US users.
During sixertres’ observations, Pandora was downloaded approximately 96,000 times, prior to that around 225,000 times. It’s not known whether the App Catalog download count include update downloads or replaced phone backup downloads. In other words, we don't know if tracking these downloads can map well to guessing at the number of sold Pre phones (cue sketchy analyst investor note in 5, 4...), but it might be possible that the dip in late August is not a good sign for Palm and Sprint.
Those caveats aside, Pandora is a fairly ubiquitous app and we can assume that a good number of Pre owners have downloaded it. As of this writing Pandora’s logged over 321,000 downloads.
So we've got to ask, how do you use Pandora?