Hello Caleb @foam_cs
I do hope you are doing very well. First of all I would like to say thank you for the latest improvement of foam tools, you’ve done a fantastic job iterating the tools. This last version is very cool and provide much more useful info than before which is great.
Regarding our previous discussion on FOAM lack of usage and growth and absence of a strategic consistent go to market strategy, I personally find it very useful to be able to see in the activity tab the activity on the map decreasing more and more. I think this is important because people using FOAM tools can have a clear understanding of actual usage without being biased by cumulative numbers/charts. More specifically I do think this is important for the founding team so that they focus on what matters which is to build something WHICH IS USED and that it’s their responsibility to GROW the protocol usage to build MOMENTUM. Only then a community can exist and take the protocol to another level.
That being said, I do think a monthly unique active cartographers chart/tab would be useful to have a clear understanding on how many unique cartographers participate to the map each month with a way to compare it to previous months.
If FOAM users on this forum want the protocol to be widely used worldwide and if this is truly the vision and motive of the founding team then this metric is one of the most important ones to track.
Even better but maybe I’m asking too much would be to know how many of the monthly active users are returning (retention) or new (acquisition). This would be awesome because these numbers tells a whole story.
By the way, I would like to mention that the number unique cartographers is quite misleading as it doesn’t say anything relevant. If someone added POIs last year removed them and never came back and doesn’t care about FOAM he will be counted. Also the POU requirement make this number not quite relevant. Of course showing active users will show a much less important number but it will be relevant and helpful to focus on usage. Unique accounts is like showing number of downloads for an app or number of account registered.
Thanks for your understanding and professionalism. It’s nice to have someone like you open to feedback and always willing to hear what people have to say to improve your product wisely.
Hope to hear back from you.
Thanks Caleb and thanks again !