October 12, 2011

First Month in Pictures

It is now one month since relaunch. The number of active Weblins is about 3400. 3400 Weblins have been online at least once in the last month. Each week are about 2000 different Weblins online. At most 10% of all "active" Weblins are concurrently online. This number grows slowly every week. Yesterday (Wednesday) was the highest number since relaunch. There are new registrations all the time and there are also returning Weblins who reactivate old accounts.

Weblins who are concurrently online. The number fluctuates between day and night. We are very much dominated by Europe. The peak is at about 9 pm (UTC+2). But sometimes there are also many Weblins in the Portuguese room on the Weblin home page. I suppose they are from Brasil and make the small bump in the middle of the European night, when it's evening in Brasil.

New registrations and re-activations: they remain constant without any ads or press activity. This will probably grow, whe
n we start telling former Weblin users, that we are back.

The most important indicators for online games. Later Weblin will measured by these numbers. Monthly and weekly unique active users and the number of new users (=Activated). In addition, there is the number of weekly returning users. These are the users who do not just try Weblin, but are still using it a week later. The ration is quite good. A possible explanation is, that primarily former Weblin users create new accounts. They know what to expect and do not just try it out.

October 08, 2011

Request for Participation: Weblin Code Wiki

I just found the contents of the Weblin Code Wiki. It has technical documentation of Weblin.

The most important part is probably the Weblin Sitekit framework. Weblin Sitekit lets Web pages communicate with the Weblin client. You can create great applications with this framework. There where examples of an interactive adventure, a dance floor, where avatars would dance automatically. You can create an avatar theater where avatars play a script. And there more features hidden in the Wiki.

Weblin Sitekit is a tool for Web page and JavaScript programmers. But if someone makes an app with weblin Sitekit, then all weblins can participate.

We are now looking for volunteers who install and operate the Wiki. I can make the data available:
  • mysql database backup (MySQL dump 10.11 of mysqld 5.0.32): "code_wiki.sql.gz" (108 kb)
  • PHP-files of the Mediawiki: "mediawiki.tgz" (14 MB)
If someone has server space and some time to setup the Wiki, we would be happy. Please write to wolf@weblin.com

October 05, 2011

Your Questions About New Features

In short: new developments, new features, new avatars are currently not planned. We can not promise anything.

We run weblin without commercial support. Installation of the new Web site and necessary updates to client and server took about 4 weeks of work. Currently the system runs stable. But every day we have to check backups, respond to user questions, check uploaded images, investigate complaints, and occasionally ban offending users.

In other words: we are already busy in our spare time.

We have to wait until there are more Weblins. We are now at 2.500 active accounts. There are up to 350 Weblins online concurrently. It is slowly growing. Today were more Weblins online than ever since relaunch. Please be patient, invite your friends, talk, twitter, blog about Weblin, find more users.

Then we will find ways to build new features in addition to the operating effort. Until then we will continue to re-activate weblin features and hope for your help.