I came to Stanford to study development, technology policy, innovation and entrepreneurship. Yes, I wanted to learn how Silicon Valley can be replicated and brought to other parts of the world including my home country Lithuania. I know many people have tried that without much of the luck, but I am young, fearless, highly motivated […]
App Name: Guess Who?
Total Users: 3,471 (25% active -> 880 active users)
We are going to use this post as a space to respond to a recent Tech Crunch article about two of our class’ apps passing the 1m install mark.
As a member of the Stanford class, I find this post and the discussion about the […]
Polls: http://apps.facebook.com/pollposition and total users: 7326 (currently 43% active)
Hi there! We are building the polls app, and we’d like to share some of our experiences building an app. First off, who we are:
* Dave Koslow. Dave is the CS department course advisor and has worked at Google and Palm in the past. Historically a jack-of-all-trades […]
Our Stanford course on Facebook apps reached a milestone today: the KissMe app, created by students Chris Mocko, Eduardo Abeliuk, and Joel Darnauer, broke into Facebook’s top 100 apps, ranked 95th by Appsaholic. The team launched KissMe about two weeks ago.
As of today, Appsaholic ranks the student trio as the 8th best Facebook developer for […]
It’s Week 6….and 25 apps are LIVE!
Today’s class is a mini app expo - we’re giving each team two minutes to present their apps. There have been approximately 150,000 installs across all apps to date, with a few frontrunners (we’ll let you explore the apps page to find out for yourself which apps […]
One student in our Stanford Facebook class, “Persuasive Apps & Metrics,” started this week’s paper with a confession:
“My favorite app is, well, none. I have totally stopped using apps.”
This student is not alone. If you’ve been swamped in apps lately, you may feel the same way. He continues,
“Apps are like shiny new toys to try […]
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed teaching the new Stanford Facebook course with a team of talented people. You’ll find them listed here.
Since I started teaching at university level in 1990, I’ve worked with assistants and peers. But I’ve never had a whole crew of people working together on one course, each bringing lots of expertise to the […]
The Facebook Course I’ve been teaching with Dave McClure and Dan Ackerman Greenberg has been in session for two weeks. There’s so much to talk about, I want to summarize a few things:
More than expected, the media has covered the course. The reporters usually spin our course to intrigue their readers, even if the story […]
Yesterday we taught the first Facebook class at Stanford, with over 100 student crammed into a temporary room that still wasn’t big enough.
My co-teacher Dave McClure, my trusty TA Dan Ackerman-Greenberg, and new Team Coach Yee Lee helped teach the 3-hour class. We had a lot of fun.
We’ve set up more info on the course […]
So I can finally announce that I’m teaching a new course on Facebook this fall with Dave McClure and Dan Ackerman-Greenberg.
Students will focus on creating Facebook apps and using metric tools (like Google Analytics) to optimize the apps. We’ll grade students in part on how deeply their apps engage users.
I proposed the new course because […]