Today is the fourth anniversary of World IPv6 Launch, where in 2012 thousands of websites and hundreds of networks permanently enabled IPv6. I wrote about this anniversary over on CircleID and prominently mentioned that Google’s global IPv6 statistics just went over the 12% mark this past weekend.
Up from 1% just 3.5 years ago (end of 2012). That’s a very remarkable growth rate and a clear sign that the transition to IPv6 IS happening, no matter what critics may say!
Coupled with the fact that as of June 1 Apple is now requiring all iOS apps to work on an IPv6-only network… the situation is definitely clear that application developers need to understand how to make their apps work over IPv6 – and sooner rather than later.
This book was obviously written to help, but there are other resources available now to help developers.
The key point is to get started now! Before that 12% becomes 25% or 50% … and your app that only works on legacy IPv4 networks starts to have more challenges. Do it today!
An audio commentary about this 4th Launchiversary is also available: