VERSION SUPPORT

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Your users are living in a very fragmented ecosystem; from smartphone OS versions to desktop browser brands, software version support can be a challenge to tackle.

DESKTOP & MOBILE BROWSERS

At Aware3, we support the following desktop browsers:

  • Chrome (current version)
  • Firefox (current version)
  • Internet Explorer 8.0 and up

Mobile browsers are much more current, and are grouped into three major supported camps:

  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Android Browser

MOBILE OPERATING SYSTEMS

Bottom line: iOS 7.1, Android 4.1.

Far more detailed line: At the time of this writing, an overwhelming 97% of iOS devices run iOS 7 or above, which is the version we support.

Android, on the other hand, is far more fragmented. We support version 4.1 and above 85.7% of the overall market as of this writing.

Adding to the mix, Android also has a myriad of hardware combinations. We require the device to support the following: GPS, phone (can’t be WiFi only), camera, vibrate and internet.

Diving into our internal statistics, we found that our support is actually much higher for several of our applications than the official stats would lead one to believe.

Looking at the distribution over time (click for the full-sized chart), we see a supported rate of nearly 88% of our users:

 

 

REFERENCES

  1. https://developer.apple.com/support/appstore/
  2. https://developer.android.com/about/dashboards/