Overview of the distribution of MeteoIO
This page is now largely obsolete, but we keep it for historical/documentation purposes
It is extremely important for the future of MeteoIO that we get an idea of its impact and perception. However, since lots of sites that will talk about it will also NOT reference this home page as well as offer their own download mirrors, keeping an eye on simple statistics like download counts is quite tricky. Any number we can get is therefore a lower bound. We will give here the statistics from our servers as well as from other mirrors that we know of. (for softpedia, since the stats are the sum of all downloads for all versions, we write in the table the raw number but only use the delta between the last known version and the current one in the download sum)
Finally, a user might download a package several times, or several packages (for several platforms), or give his single download to a number of colleagues. We have no way of knowing anything about it...
Another way to measure the popularity of MeteoIO is to have a look at who is referencing it, translating news about it, etc
Home page visits
The tracking is currently disabled... However, during the first 6 months of the project, we saw more than 1600 visits from 67 countries (most frequent: FR, CH, CN, US, CA, DE, AU, BE, RU, IT).
MeteoIO has been presented at EGU2010, EGU2011, posters at IGIS2010, Cold Regions Sciences. It has been cited in various papers (Jan, Rebecca, Christine). It has been used in the Hydrosys project, GeoTop, Gin, Sensorscope, Alpine3d, Snowpack.
Third party mirrors
These web sites relay announcements about MeteoIO and provide their own download mirrors. They often split between the different platforms (the address might be different for each platform or just the download link).
Known numbers of downloads per release are available on Distribution-stats.
We make announcements on freshmeat.net.
Third party Coverage
These are web sites that have been talking about MeteoIO (without our prompting to do so):
- Vector1Media, a webzine about supporting economical technologies and processes that promote sustainable environments
- sourceforge.jp, relaying news from freshmeat, that already offered translated versions of the announcement
- the web forum of softpedia, providing an English, Swedish, Russian, Hungarian, Thai version
- OSChina.net has always been referencing MeteoIO, usually with some partial translation of the news
- hispavista.com with translated news in Spanish
- programing4.us, with a Spanish translation
- programing4.us with a French translation
- bytemen with another Chinese translation
- y-zoom, some relay in Arabic
- ddvip, another Chinese version
- oesystem, again in Chinese
- ddxia, still in Chinese (they seem to offer mirrors too)
- open-china, obviously in Chinese. Already huge number of views in just 3 days...
- agwcn, even the release changelog is translated in Chinese
- 7s.com, no details but MeteoIO is referenced between the Chinese meteorological agency and the Japanese one...
- ithov.com, a Chinese meteorology web site that seems to redirect to our page for downloads but tracks page views on their side
- coninternet.org, full translation in Italian. But they totally misunderstood what MeteoIO is...
- pro-linux.de, with a German translation
- kodingen.com, providing a Korean translation of Freshmeat announcements
- linsoft.info, providing a Russian translation of the announcements
- freesoftware7.com covering MeteoIO in Thai
Several Chinese sites have been skipped, since there are so many of them...