When the AMO Statistics Dashboard was first released, it contained views for all of the data available from add-on update pings at the time. With the release of Firefox 3 in mid-2008, however, a locale parameter was added to indicate the user’s browser locale.
We recently added support for this to our stats dashboard, so you’ll now be able to see the breakdown of locale usage for each add-on by selecting “Locales” from the stats dashboard menu.
The top 25 locales for all add-ons hosted on AMO are listed below, along with the top locales for Firefox proper. This comparison shows which locales are disproportionately interested in add-ons, both positively and negatively.
|#||Top Add-on Locales||Top Firefox Locales|
|1.||en-US – English (US)||en-US – English (US)|
|2.||de – German||de – German|
|3.||fr – French||es-ES – Spanish (Spain)|
|4.||ru – Russian||fr – French|
|5.||en-GB – English (British)||en-GB – English (British)|
|6.||es-ES – Spanish (Spain)||ru – Russian|
|7.||ja – Japanese||pt-BR – Portuguese (Brazilian)|
|8.||pl – Polish||pl – Polish|
|9.||it – Italian||it – Italian|
|10.||pt-BR – Portuguese (Brazilian)||ja – Japanese|
|11.||hu – Hungarian||cs – Czech|
|12.||zh-TW – Chinese (Traditional)||tr – Turkish|
|13.||zh-CN – Chinese (Simplified)||nl – Dutch|
|14.||nl – Dutch||hu – Hungarian|
|15.||cs – Czech||zh-CN – Chinese (Simplified)|
|16.||tr – Turkish||zh-TW – Chinese (Traditional)|
|17.||sv-SE – Swedish||sv-SE – Swedish|
|18.||es-AR – Spanish (Argentina)||fi – Finnish|
|19.||fi – Finnish||el – Greek|
|20.||el – Greek||es-AR – Spanish (Argentina)|
|21.||de-DE – German (Germany)||sk – Slovak|
|22.||pt-PT – Portuguese (Portugal)||nb-NO – Norwegian (Nynorsk)|
|23.||sk – Slovak||pt-PT – Portuguese (Portugal)|
|24.||ja-JP-mac – Japanese (Japan) (OS X)||id – Indonesian|
|25.||da – Danish||bg – Bulgarian|
We’ll be posting additional statistics based on locale data in the future, as it’s very interesting to see how the popularity of specific add-ons can change drastically between locales.