Judging from the number of Mac computers I saw at Huddler, that does not come as a surprise. It is still third or fourth with Google Chrome in overall use behind IE and FF. In the browser wars, it it Google Chrome that seems to be advancing fastest and taking more market share, while Safari has grown relatively slowly.
I think in spite of advances by Safari and especially Chrome, you have to embrace Firefox as a widely used and important browser that users are reluctant to give up. Firefox 4 brings a new feature called app tabs that allow users to pin frequently visited sites - email, Facebook, etc. - to the top left of the browser so they're always available. That functionality alone should be exploited by a social site like Epicski to keep users in touch during the day.
As things stand today however, the second most used browser, Firefox 4 us unusable on this site, and you have to ask yourself. What is more important to those Firefox users; continuing to use their browser choice at sites that support it, or visit Epicski and be forced to downgrade or use an alternative? These are not even questions that you want to ask if you are looking to survive on the web, you just do it.
Please don't take this as a shot at Huddler. They are working on the problem and are releasing functional bug-fixes. But a number of us tried Firefox 4 beta nearly a year ago and there is a thread here that it was unusable on the Huddler forums then. This should not have come as a surprise, and in I.T. there is a reason for Beta releases well in advance; it is so you are ready when the beta goes final and then its game-over if you're not ready because you are forcing a choice. I'm sure this will be resolved, but more importantly, I hope it is a lesson learned that is not repeated.
Edited by Cirquerider - 4/13/11 at 7:58am