Dylan Buckley

dylankbuckley

🥝 in 🇬🇧. Building @directlyapply

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Hey everyone! I started working on SpareDesk earlier this year and am excited that it will be launching very soon. Please let us know if you have any questions, either below or on twitter @sparedeskapp
Hey Everyone!

Super happy to have another product here on Beta List.

HackerMetrics was built to help you make sense of your data, and help you make decisions to grow your website or app.

We can only take 100 Beta Testers at this stage so get in quick! You will need to be using Google Analytics on your website / app?

I'm here to answer any questions you may have!
@marckohlbrugge The aim is that with one click we generate a great looking report based on the information we know is going to be most useful to you. However one size never fits all, so being able to make adjustments to the data you want to display is functionality I are am finishing off now. HackerMetrics wants to make it as easy as possible for you to understand what is happening on your site/app, how this has changed over time, and help provide insight into what you need to do to improve.
@dylankbuckley Google Analytics is a little overwhelming so having a summary would be nice indeed.

What's the long-term play? It wouldn't be too hard for someone to create their own dashboard/report in Google Analytics with just the info they need, I think?
@marckohlbrugge What we have found is that for a high number of users, creating custom reports in GA is simply too overwhelming / filled with jargon. For our base product the target market is bloggers, small SaaS companies, independent pages etc. We want to go further than just generating pretty reports on your screen, including making these useable. One click export to PowerPoint / KeyNote / PDF. This will make your life so much easier if you are responsible for reporting back on how things are going. We are also experimenting with insights. Eg if the bounce rate is super high, explaining in simple english what this means and offering suggestions as to improvement. Another big step we are going to start testing next week is our agency product. Agencies will be able to provide their clients with a login to a self-branded portal where they can display everything that their clients need to see, without them logging into GA.

Basically I really hope we can go beyond just tidying up the GA interface. There is no much value to be added in terms of an analytics products for a huge amount of people on the web.
@dylankbuckley Makes sense. The Insights feature sounds like something I would use. Reminds me of Skylight.io (practical insights) versus New Relic (nitty gritty details).
@daryllau Thanks Daryl. Yes I can send some more screenshots through to BetaList for them to add. We have graphs detailing sessions/users and their behaviour, as well as you being able to customise everything you see. The key thing about HackerMetrics is we have made this considerably easier than using GA for the majority of people who just want to get on with building / running their site, and not wanting to become a GA expert in the process. The response we have received so far has been amazing. Over 120 people have requested access, and 80 are logged in and feeding back ideas / suggestions. What would you like to see in HackerMetrics?
@dylankbuckley Hi Dylan.. thanks for the quick reply. Would love to see more of the sample reports besides the ones above especially from an ecommerce perspective would be awesome.
@daryllau No problems Daryl. The ecommerce report is still in very early testing stages. This will be live in the beta in probably 2 weeks all going well. If you signup to the beta you will receive an email when this milestone is hit.
@dylankbuckley Sounds great Dylan and will do. Cheers!
@marckohlbrugge What we have found is that for a high number of users, creating custom reports in GA is simply too overwhelming / filled with jargon. For our base product the target market is bloggers, small SaaS companies, independent pages etc. We want to go further than just generating pretty reports on your screen, including making these useable. One click export to PowerPoint / KeyNote / PDF. This will make your life so much easier if you are responsible for reporting back on how things are going. We are also experimenting with insights. Eg if the bounce rate is super high, explaining in simple english what this means and offering suggestions as to improvement. Another big step we are going to start testing next week is our agency product. Agencies will be able to provide their clients with a login to a self-branded portal where they can display everything that their clients need to see, without them logging into GA.

Basically I really hope we can go beyond just tidying up the GA interface. There is no much value to be added in terms of an analytics products for a huge amount of people on the web.
@dylankbuckley Makes sense. The Insights feature sounds like something I would use. Reminds me of Skylight.io (practical insights) versus New Relic (nitty gritty details).
@daryllau No problems Daryl. The ecommerce report is still in very early testing stages. This will be live in the beta in probably 2 weeks all going well. If you signup to the beta you will receive an email when this milestone is hit.
@dylankbuckley Sounds great Dylan and will do. Cheers!
Can't try it out as it looks like your herokuapp is down.

What makes this different to all the other find email solutions out there? How do you ensure accuracy? Most tools that I have used like this are pretty terrible so hoping maybe you have cracked the key to it?
@dylankbuckley Hey, so heroku for some reason was causing a little bit of trouble. It has been fixed now. To answer your other question there are a few things
1. We listen to our customers and we're trying to implement teh most requested features asap.
2. We don't charge you every month on a subscription basis. It is a pay as you go system.
3. Personally speaking even I was fed up of using the existing solutions and wanted to come up with a simple solution, that lead me to build boltleads.

It is fixed now, please do give it a try and let me know your feedback. Happy to hear :)
@iStereotype Just gave it a try. Design is nice. Just get that footer fixed to the bottom! In terms of the app, it got about 50% of my tests right. How much are you thinking of charging for it? I currently use https://hunter.io which the first 150 are free. It is expensive beyond that point though not that I use it that much.
@dylankbuckley I did the design pretty quickly, so there's a lot of things that needs attention, mobile optimization is definitely one of those things. We charge $39 for 1000 verified lookups, which is way cheaper than any of the existing products out there.
@iStereotype Just gave it a try. Design is nice. Just get that footer fixed to the bottom! In terms of the app, it got about 50% of my tests right. How much are you thinking of charging for it? I currently use https://hunter.io which the first 150 are free. It is expensive beyond that point though not that I use it that much.
@dylankbuckley I did the design pretty quickly, so there's a lot of things that needs attention, mobile optimization is definitely one of those things. We charge $39 for 1000 verified lookups, which is way cheaper than any of the existing products out there.
@raajmenon Thanks Raaj! Would love to hear your initial feedback at this early stage of the beta.
@dylankbuckley thanks mate. Happy to report any issues etc.
This looks really interesting. I am the CTO at a company that has been doing similar work in the Data Science space. Would love to chat if you guys had time. @dylankbuckley on Twitter, or [email protected]