After the release of the WebPA OS download we are happy to report that a total of twenty four (24) downloads have been made since the beginning of October 2007. We are unable to gather statistics on where these downloads are from, which is a shame, but it is encouraging that others are interested in the WebPA tool .
Further to the downloads, we are happy to be able to also report the success of the WebPA Demonstrator (passwords). Since its launch on the 29 October 2007, the demonstrator has been used by people in the following countries; Australia, Sweden, New Zealand , and of course the UK. Within the UK we have had visitors from; Loughborough, Hull, Derby, Belfast, Oxford, London, Bristol and Edinburgh to name a few (from 17).
I have been able to collect more information about this by using the Google analytics tool. From the collection of the statistics, it is possible to evaluate how long users have stayed on the site, and in some cases presume why they leave so early. But there is no way to see how the use of the demonstrator links to a download of the WebPA tool from sourceforge.
The last interesting point is that WebPA has already reached a global audience. Although this is beyond the remit of the original funding, at the same time it can be seen as quite gratifying. Especially for those at Loughborough who have been involved with WebPA from its original inception.
Hopefully in the future I will be able to return with more information on how the WebPA project is progressing in terms of downloads and demonstrator use.