Posts Tagged ‘Sometrics’

Discussion leaders at App-Camp

October 20, 2007

We’d like to thank our discussion leaders in advance for participating at App-Camp – on a Saturday no less! We have discussion leaders representing the following companies and applications:

We’ve set up topics for discussion at App-Camp (you can download the program here), but the conversations can go in any direction our invited attendees collectively want them to. If you’ve got a topic that you think needs to be addressed that isn’t already, then why don’t you be a discussion leader? We’ve reserved a room for attendees to sign up and a lead a discussion during the day tomorrow. There will be a board for you to write your name, company, and topic, and if people want to discuss your topic they can join you.

We also want to give a very special thanks to TechCrunch for being our media sponsor.

New measurement company for Facebook apps

October 18, 2007

Sometrics, a brand new, L.A. based, measurement company for Facebook applications, is coming to App-Camp this Saturday. They are so new that their website reveals very little about what they actually do. I reached out to one of the founders, Joseph Hsieh, to find out what they’ve got under the hood.

The name Sometrics I’m guessing comes from “social + metrics,” and they measure some of the same data as Adonomics, such as total users, active users, growth, etc. What makes them different is that they also measure age, sex, and location of the users of specific applications. Applications need to sign up for this service, and the data they give applications is not made public. Right now the cost is free to applications. You read that correctly, free… but there is an asterisk. Right now they are looking to work with mid-sized applications while they fine-tune everything, and they are a business, so free probably won’t last too long.

The data that Sometrics claims to be able to provide, if accurate, can be a significant value to application developers. Having the ability to track user behavior on a more granular level will enable developers to make changes and improvements to satisfy certain demographics they feel are most important. For brand marketers and advertisers, the ability to see who they are paying to reach is critical. Sometrics even does a great job of graphing data in an aesthetically pleasing way. As trite as that may sound, it makes a big difference when media planners that take the risk of marketing in unproven territories have to do a post report to the brands they represent.

Below is a graph detailing daily active users for apps on their leaderboard.

Sometrics has a lot of potential, not just as a company, but as a door opener for marketers that don’t want to spend the rumored $50-$100K a month for sponsored groups (which don’t even ensure better search results on Facebook), but are wary of leveraging applications for marketing. Application owners should visit the Sometrics website to sign up.