GoWalla About to Pass the 100,000 User Mark

12 thoughts on “GoWalla About to Pass the 100,000 User Mark”

  1. Om, curious your perspective but what user base does a company like this need to get to in order to start being relevant? And how important is that number? I look at MyTown which has surpassed both Foursquare and Gowalla, yet all are under 1MM users, which in the grand scheme is still a very small number.

    Thoughts?

    1. Jeff

      My view on this is about 150,000 is the right baseline number for the service to get right amount of data. When I was talking to Andy Rubin of Google’s Android team, he said that if he got Nexus One in the hands of 150,000 people in US (based on population), it would be a good way to create a real world viral effect and slowly start exposing the device to buyers at large.

      I think something similar can work fo FSQ and GoWalla. I saw the number of places go way up the minute FSQ passed about 150,000 users. And since then it has caught the momentum. Now the thing is finding ways to engage the people. I think with the number of invites I get on a daily basis I think FSQ is growing like mad crazy, but at the same time facing the problem of how to keep me engaged.

      I think the next big challenge is just that.

      Not sue if I answered your question, but that’s my theory for now.

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