Facebook Developer Garage Seattle
Mohit, Tosh, and I attended the Facebook Developer Garage meeting tonight. It's amazing how much buzz has been created around building Facebook applications. Seattle-based iLike is one of the biggest applications on Facebook. The meeting was organized by Adam Loving, who has built a social currency application called Zuckerbucks. About 150 of us were packed into the Capital Hill Arts Center (fire code violation?). Facebook sent four representatives us to Seattle to meet with us. Presenting were Dave Morin and Meagan Marks (user id=7051). Some of the tidbits they tossed out at the meeting:
- Facebook is now at 33 million active users, adding 100,000 users PER DAY and generates 80 million page views PER DAY.
- The largest 3rd party Facebook application has 10 million users (30% penetration!) - iLike?
- There are 80,000 developers signed up to build applications (there are currently 2,200 active applications on Facebook).
- By the end of the year, they project 75% of the user base will be out of college (they just passed the 50% mark).