Facebook Kills Application Excitement for Developers

You launch your application and start refreshing your application page to see how many installs you have. This is the same thing that people frequently do with their blogs. They sit there and constantly check the statistics about their applications. Appsaholic and Appaholic (now Adonomics) were both created for this purpose. Users could check out the hourly updates of application subscription rates. It was addictive!

Now they have removed this feature. Facebook only updates their statistics on a daily basis now. While you can still track the popular developers and applications you can’t sit and refresh. That’s what makes many of these analytics sites entertaining is the ability to watch hits happen in real-time. I feel like a lot of that is gone now. Truthfully though, there is never much use in refreshing the page anyways. Are you disappointed by Facebook’s metric changes?