One Month Later, Here's What's Happened To Sean Parker's Ultra-Hyped App Airtime...

Sean Parker’s Facebook-connected video chat application, Airtime, launched with an enormous amount of hype last month.

So, where is it now, about a month later?

Well, if you take a look at Airtime on AppData, the numbers don’t look good: it has around 9,000 Facebook-connected daily users and 200,000 Facebook-connected monthly active users.

First, a look at Airtime’s daily active Facebook-connected users according to AppData — which is usually a good barometer of success of a Facebook-connected app.

airtime DAUs

Photo: AppData

Ouch. Here’s what’s happening on that graph, according to AppData: Facebook rounds its DAU numbers when it reports them, so the numbers have to change by 10,000 for it to actually make a dent. When it falls below 10,000, Facebook reports changes for every 1,000 user difference.

Now, monthly active users (not as accurate, but still relevant):

airtime MAUs

Photo: AppData

Double ouch.

For reference, here’s the kind of chart you want to see if your app is growing quickly: Song Pop. It’s a “guess-that-tune” app that’s picked up millions of users in the course of a month.

songpop DAUs

Photo: AppData

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