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