[sword-devel] Google trends about interest in Desktop Bible Software

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Sun Jul 19 07:01:31 EDT 2020

Yes, I also noticed this and was interested with Bishop installations.  
Here is the increase in active users yesterday:

I found it interesting and encouraging the people groups we seem to be 
reaching and we should do better to support their language needs with 
good teaching resources.  E.g., it would be really great to have 
Strong's dictionaries translated into languages for these people groups 
and find native language commentaries.  Daniel Owens just submitted a 
Strong's dictionary for Vietnamese.

All of our effort on building software only goes so far if the language 
resources aren't available for our users.  The modules team has such an 
important role.  They could uses new volunteers:

modules at crosswire.org

On 7/19/20 12:18 PM, Tobias Klein wrote:
> Hi all,
> out of curiosity I've been looking up the "Google trends" for pc-based 
> bible software.
> This page shows the trends for the search term "PC Bible".
> https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=today%205-y&q=pc%20bible
> The interesting thing is that for the "worldwide comparison" there is 
> virtually no interest from any other continent, but Africa. These are 
> the top-scorers:
> 1 Simbabwe
> 2 Ghana
> 3 Sambia
> 4 Kamerun
> 5 Kongo
> 6 Côte d'Ivoire
> 7 Nigeria
> 8 Uganda
> 9 Kenia
> 10 Philippines
> When you reversely look up the trends for "mac Bible" you find that 
> North America, UK and Australia are leading the statistics.
> https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=today%205-y&q=mac%20Bible
> This could be useful in terms of "Who is interested in our desktop 
> bible tools?".
> Best regards,
> Tobias
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