Akamai Net Usage Index for Retail

By Akamai Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
This specialized program provides information on the number of current visitors online at select e-tail stores, but requires the installation of a separate program to work. Akamai Net Usage Index for Retail offers a simple interface with a world map. You can select the world, or a country or region to view the number of online visitors and whether this is below, above, or at normal rates. The data is refreshed every five minutes. The program doesn't list the online stores it monitors or offer any other features. You'll also need to have the Yahoo Widget Engine installed on your computer for the program to work, which automatically installs other widgets on your computer. Users who prefer not to add more clutter to their system tray and desktop may want to view stats online at the publisher's site rather than loading this single-function program, but this program, while limited in functionality, does exactly what it promises.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.1


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added May 11, 2006
Version 1.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP, Yahoo Widget Engine 3


Total Downloads 694
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

This Widget enables users to monitor the world's online retail consumption from their desktop, providing real-time insight into the trends of consumers online buying habits. Features: aggregate, real-time visitors per minute for a representative set of more than 200 global retail/e-commerce sites; e-commerce traffic levels by continent over a 24-hour period; historical data on e-commerce growth and spikes by geography.
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