We launched DataBasic.io just one week ago and would love to share some of how our first week went. More than 4000 people tried out DataBasic.io in just our first week 🙂
First up, we got some great press online; from Matt Carroll’s review, to the MIT Media Lab to the UN in Jakarta!
— MIT Media Lab (@medialab) January 16, 2016
— Pulse Lab Jakarta (@PulseLabJakarta) January 13, 2016
That really helped drive some attention and traffic, and spread the message to folks that we otherwise aren’t connected to!
As we mentioned earlier, more than 4000 visited the site. That’s great, but we really care about what they did when they were there. Here are some stats we were excited about:
- More than 1000 people watched our introductory videos. This is great, because that’s one of the ways we are trying to make this type of stuff fun and not-intimidating. Watch them all on our DataBasic Vimeo channel.
- More than 1/3 of the people who came to one of our tools actually used it to analyze some data. In the world of web analytics this counts as one of our main “conversion” rates – how many people did the thing we want them to. This is really high! Most people looked at the sample data for about the Titanic survivors.
- Almost 50% of visitors rolled over a technical term and read a popup defining what it means. We are hyper focused on people as learners, and it is great to see this learning feature being used so much.
- Over 200 people downloaded our activity guides. One of our core goals is to make these fun activities easier for other people to run, so this is great news to us. Check out the activity guides for WordCounter, SameDiff, and WTFcsv.
That’s just a quick summary of the impact and use we are seeing so far. Definitely a success so far!
These types of projects are much more like marathons than sprints, so as people start to use our DataBasic tools in the real world we look forward to learning more from their feedback. For instance, we’ve already had a number of suggestions, and an offer to translate in Hungarian. We’ve also secured funding to add another tool to the suite. Let us know how these tools work for you, and send in any ideas you have about them.