quite interesting graph of racing between katastr2 and iKatastr. iKatastr.cz started 10 months later, with big gap in visits against katastr2.cz. Let’s look on the first graph that compares apples to apples – 2 web sites performing the same service – information from cadastral system by taping into the map:
it took 17 months to overcome established and quite popular web site, quite long time even though iKatastr.cz offered from the beginning more functionality (more maps, less clicks, simple UI) and faster performance.
Lesson learned: even you start later and you are outsider, you can eventually catch up and become a leader !
…but for that you have to use other forms of achieving this and in case of iKatastr this was idea to bring iKtastr not only on web but mainly on mobile devices. We have launched iKatastr on iOS , Android and WP7 and now let’s look on graph that shows overall visit from all iKatastr apps against katastr2, quite impressive. [compare to what you can read here too on Forbes article : onforb.es/JJlAic ]
now from this perspective, katastr2 seems flat
One last note, I was hoping that mobile iKatastr would help to increase visits to iKatastr.cz, but this has never happened, rather SEO optimization is only what makes difference to increase search results that consequently increases visits.
#1 iKatastr is still on top in the category Navigation in Czech app store after 4 months ! on iPhone it keeps 2nd place right after Mapy CZ provided by largest internet search in CZ Seznam. On iPad, however, iKatastr is still 1st in category Navigation.
#3 IKatastr has been mentioned in Czech magazine “Mobility” 1/2011, on page 85.
Quoted from the magazine press:
“There are just few high quality applications in the Czech App Store. Even fewer of them are for free. iKatastr developed at Mendel University in Brno belongs to this narrow group with functionality that is also unique in the international comparison. “
iKatastr pro iPad/iPhone je poháněn Whatevermap enginem, ten toho dokaze vic, nez se na prvni pohled zda. Jirka Kaminek predvedl ‘kouzlo’ s Mapy.cz http://mapserver.mendelu.cz/wordpress/?p=204 bezici v aplikaci iKatastr !