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iPROM published a new analysis of the technical characteristics of devices used by internet users to access digital content. Once per year, iPROM captures and processes data using its iPROM Cloud technology platform and has been analysing the data since 2004.

New iPROM Research for 2018: Digital Media Users Are Three Times as Active on PCs Compared to Mobile Devices - iPROM - Press

The analysis found that desktop PCs and laptops are the primary tool for in-depth engagement with content. Digital media users are three times as engaged on PCs compared to mobile phones, even though the access using mobile devices grew by 9 percentage points over the past year. Most websites (over 90 percent) are responsive and adapted to mobile devices. Chrome retained its lead among web browsers and Android is the most popular mobile device operating system while Windows 10 is the predominant player on personal computers.

»Increased bandwidth and easy availability of data plans are driving the growth in the usage of mobile devices in Slovenia. Advertisers are responding to the growth of the mobile channel and are increasingly speaking to consumers through their mobile devices. It’s no surprise that websites have predominantly been adapted to meet this trend. On the other hand, users who want to engage with digital content deeply are still increasingly doing it using their PCs,« said Andrej Ivanec, Digital Planning Director, iPROM.

Key findings about device technology characteristics

1. We engage with digital content three times more deeply when using PCs

Desktop PCs and laptops continue to be the key tool for users looking to delve deep into digital content. A comparison of the viewed pages on Slovenian online media shows that users are more active and spend more time on them when using desktop PCs and laptops. Personal computers continue to be the leading tool for accessing the internet, as the share of pages viewed on PCs is around three times higher as on mobile devices.

Shares of devices used for in depth engagement with digital content - iPROM - Press

2. Mobile access to digital content is growing

The growth of mobile access to digital content in 2018 increased by 9 percentage points compared to the previous year. Comparing the data from May 2017 and May 2018, the share of mobile devices among the devices used by Slovenian users to access digital content grew from 56% to 65%, which means the share of mobile access is again growing more rapidly. iPROM’s annual comparison shows that the share of mobile internet access grew by 5 percentage points between 2016 and 2017, a decrease from the period from 2015 and 2016, when the growth was 15 percentage points.

Trends of usage of devices used by consumers to access digital content - iPROM - Press

3. Chrome dominates the browser landscape

Chrome remains the most popular web browser. On desktops and laptops, Chrome has retained its leading 51% share from 2017. Other browsers follow a similar trend: Firefox (24%), Microsoft Internet Explorer (15%) and Microsoft Edge (6%).

Shares of web browsers on different devices in 2018 - iPROM - Press

4. Android and Windows 10 are the most popular operating systems

Android is still the most popular mobile device operating system. The analysis has shown a slight decrease (3 percentage points) in the usage of Android-based mobile devices (73%), while iOS share (27%) grew by the same amount over last year.

Shares of operating systems on mobile devices in May 2018 - iPROM - Press

Windows continues to dominate desktop PCs and laptops with 95% market share, which remains unchanged from 2017. Windows 10 is the most popular version, capturing 47% of the market after growing 7 percentage points compared to last year.

Shares of operating systems on PCs in May 2018 - iPROM - Press

Research methodology

Data used to carry out iPROM’s analysis of the technology characteristics of the devices used by Slovenian internet users to access digital content is captured during same period each year. iPROM captures and analyses data once per year using its iPROM Cloud platform.
The analysis was performed on a sample of 1.57 million of Slovenian internet users. In accordance with IAB standards, the sample includes 15.24 billion of measurement requests.

About iPROM

iPROM specializes in planning and running advertising campaigns in digital media. The tools we create are used across the industry by advertisers, direct marketers and web publishers and help them plan, execute and analyze their digital marketing activities. They are designed to increase the effectiveness of these activities as well as to make the complex world of web advertising a little simpler for our customers, justifying their investments with outstanding returns.

In a data-driven world, ad-serving efficiency is very important. Using media properties, data analytics, in-depth research and the smartest technology available, we enable marketers to deliver the right message to the right person at the right time, every time. With our tools for ultra-precise targeted audience segmentation, effective planning and proficient execution, companies are equipped to build better brands, more successful operations and stronger customer relationships.

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