Hey, the MoMB turned nine today!

meta posted Oct 01, 2014

Hey, the MoMB turned eight today!

meta posted Oct 01, 2013

Hey, the MoMB turned seven today!

meta posted Oct 01, 2012

Shocking news (from a betalogical point of view): only 10% (2 out of 19) of the startups which presented themselves at the Startup Rally of the The Next Web Conference have been released in beta* (falling from 53% in 2012 and and 60% in 2008). Oddly enough the tracks have been called ‘Alpha Rally’ and ‘Beta Rally’…

6scan *
appvetica
babelverse
belladati
between
deadsocial
folloyu
fusionsheep
hojoki
nuji
playerduel
robin
sellanapp
shelby.tv
six3 *
snowciety
tawkon
tripl
waytag

meta posted Jun 21, 2012

monkey on my back

unrelated: MOMB

meta posted May 02, 2012

The MoMB turned five today and coincidentally also just crossed the 9000 betas mark (the 9000th app listed is the super sharp DropGallery.)

A few fun charts:

As most of you know we focus on plain vanilla public betas (78.6%). But we also collect sites in alpha (4.7%), sites which have not publicly launched yet (private alphas, private betas, sites in stealth mode, …) and require some sort of invitation to get in (14.3%), or sites which come in some other beta-ish (gamma, zeta, feta, labs, …) flavor (2.4%).

Google has launched only 2.3% of all betas.

We’ve seen quite a bunch of Twitter Apps lately, unfortunately only 18% of them have been released in beta.

Startup launches since 2004. The peak was in August 2007 with 487 new launches, overall I’m tracking about 22,000 sites.

It has been another interesting year, tons of apps I can’t imagine living without now – if you’ve been hanging in here for a while I hope you’ve been discovering some cool sites too. A big thanks to all of you and to all the wonderful startups.








Btw: you can subscribe to the MoMB here or follow me on twitter here or on Google Buzz here or on FriendFeed here and new additions to the MoMB are retweeted here

(see also MoMB 4 | 7777 Betas, 5555 Betas, MoMB 2 | 4000 Betas, 2001: A Beta Odyssey and 1000 Betas)

meta posted Oct 01, 2010

Minor update:

MoMB slideshow mode

I’ve added a slideshow mode which lets you conveniently browse the most recent additions using the arrow keys or the keyboard shortcuts j/k.

The slideshow was heavily inspired by this presentation on HTML5 and uses HTML5. If your browser does not support it yet, check out the section recently instead.


MoMB Custom Search

I’ve also revamped the MoMB Custom Search – a search engine based on Google CSE which searches within 200+ hand-picked technology blogs and a couple of news sites.

If you want to get more infos on a featured tool just click on the cse custom search logo beneath each article.


MoMB Custom Search

Last not least I’ve added buttons for sharing on Twitter, Google Buzz, and Delicious and comments via Disqus. They will be displayed when you click on the tiny transmit transmission icon.

meta posted May 05, 2010

the next web 2010

Good news (from a betalogical point of view): more than 53% (16 of 30) of the startups which presented themselves at the Startup Rally of the The Next Web Conference are released in beta *:

22tracks
apprupt *
brainient
buildor *
dazzboard *
distimo
doubledutch
ecwid *
english-attack *
fashiolista *
feest.je * (stealth)
flowdock *
fits.me *
helloinbox * (coming soon)
inbox2 *
mailsuite *
next2news
paydro
peecho * (almost there)
pip.io
playlistify
pressdoc *
rapportive
shopwithyourfriends * (coming soon)
shutl
sogeo
submate
tribe of noise
twittercounter
userplus * (alpha)

(see the beta quotient for Y Combinator Demo Day (20%), Plugg (42%), TheNextWeb 2008 (60%), Webware 100 (19%), TheNextWeb 2007 (32%), German Twitter Clones (38%), Hungary (45%), Seth Godin’s Web 2.0 List (37%), DEMOfall 06 (27%), MoMB (37%), TechCrunch (38%), web 2.0 (1 – 25%), germany (60%), rails (5%), connected innovators (83%), apps inspired by flickr (43%) and apps inspired by digg (21%))

meta posted Apr 27, 2010

Bad news (from a betalogical point of view): less than 20% (4 of 21) of the startups which presented themselves at Y Combinator’s Demo Day are released in beta*:

500Friends
Answerly *
CardPool
CHROMAom
Crocodoc
Data Marketplace
Embedly
Embedster *
Etacts
Gamador
Greplin *
Infoharmony *
LaunchHear
NewsLabs
Notifo
Nowmov
Seeing Interactive
TweetBracket
Tweetflow
Zencoder
Zenedy

(see the beta quotient for Plugg (42%), TheNextWeb 2008 (60%), Webware 100 (19%), TheNextWeb 2007 (32%), German Twitter Clones (38%), Hungary (45%), Seth Godin’s Web 2.0 List (37%), DEMOfall 06 (27%), MoMB (37%), TechCrunch (38%), web 2.0 (1 – 25%), germany (60%), rails (5%), connected innovators (83%), apps inspired by flickr (43%) and apps inspired by digg (21%))

meta posted Mar 23, 2010

Good news (from a betalogical point of view): more than 40% (8 of 19) of the startups which presented themselves at the Startup Rally of the Plugg Conference are released in beta*:

anewsme
apprupt *
collibra
datpresenter
distimo
english-attack *
fits.me *
getyoo *
giswiz * (ninja)
hipui
inbox2 *
lumoflow
razwar
sclipo
shotools *
smarkets
stupeflix
submate *
tweetmeme

Startups Rally - Part I - Elevator Pitches (1 of 4) from Plugg Conference on Vimeo.

Startups Rally - Part I - Elevator Pitches (2 of 4) from Plugg Conference on Vimeo.

Startups Rally - Part I - Elevator Pitches (3 of 4) from Plugg Conference on Vimeo.

Startups Rally - Part I - Elevator Pitches (4 of 4) from Plugg Conference on Vimeo.

(see the beta quotient for TheNextWeb 2008 (60%), Webware 100 (19%), TheNextWeb 2007 (32%), German Twitter Clones (38%), Hungary (45%), Seth Godin’s Web 2.0 List (37%), DEMOfall 06 (27%), MoMB (37%), TechCrunch (38%), web 2.0 (1 – 25%), germany (60%), rails (5%), connected innovators (83%), apps inspired by flickr (43%) and apps inspired by digg (21%))

meta posted Mar 12, 2010

The MoMB recently turned four and also just crossed the 7777 betas mark (the 7777th app listed is the super sharp MaYoMo.)







A few fun charts:

As most of you know we focus on plain vanilla public betas (78.6%). But we also collect sites in alpha (4.7%), sites which have not publicly launched yet (private alphas, private betas, sites in stealth mode, …) and require some sort of invitation to get in (14.7%), or sites which come in some other beta-ish (gamma, zeta, feta, …) flavor (1.8%).

Google has launched only 2.2% of all betas,

but they still lead the pack compared to Yahoo, Microsoft and Amazon.

Beta launches since 2005. It doesn’t seem like the beta-phenomenon is cooling down soon, so stay tuned.

Btw: you can follow me on twitter here or on FriendFeed here and new additions to the MoMB are retweeted here

(see also 5555 Betas, MoMB 2 | 4000 Betas, 2001: A Beta Odyssey and 1000 Betas)

meta posted Oct 13, 2009

bye bye beta

I guess this day had to come: Gmail is now out of beta. Gmail was the very first site I have listed back in 2005 and it’s the most popular beta Google has ever released, sad to see the beta tag go.

But Google recognizes the cultural dimension of the beta tag, so they also announced a ‘Back to Beta’ feature which you can enable in Gmail Labs.

meta posted Jul 07, 2009

beta stats

beta on Wordnik

meta posted Jun 24, 2009

I just stumbled upon the 1,111th Twitter application (the lovely Twittami from Italy) – time for a few fun stats:

twitter apps since 2007
Twitter apps since 2007 (518 in 2009 so far)

twitter beta 18%
only 18% of Twitter apps are released in beta

twitter 2009 32%
massive 32% of all apps launched in 2009 are based on Twitter

The data are not exhaustive of course, but I do track a lot of sites. Since I’m missing both Twitter and other sites the overall picture should be about the same.

I’ve also updated the Twitter 100 list:

  1. tweetdeck (5783 overall)
  2. twitterfeed (5742 overall)
  3. twitter-search (5373 overall)
  4. wefollow (5207 overall)
  5. twittervision (5078 overall)
  6. twhirl (4598 overall)
  7. twitpic (4220 overall)
  8. twistori (3559 overall)
  9. tweetscan (3078 overall)
  10. hashtags (3062 overall)

meta posted Jun 09, 2009

Umair Haque’s presentation on Capitalism 2.0

meta posted May 18, 2009

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