FTFun released its latest statistics today regarding calls made between its members. The service now boasts over 11K users in what is being referred to as the "Premier FaceTime™ Community". Calls have been logged between over 130 countries of origin represented by this vastly diverse and rapidly growing community. Since the service opened its doors back in June of 2010, over 150K calls have been logged between its users.
In an effort to share some of the trends in worldwide FaceTime™ calling, FTFun has also released actual logs that have been ported to Google KML files for viewing within either Google Maps or Google Earth. The KML files come in three flavors: logs that show the calls made over the last three hours, logs that show all of the calls made the previous day, and logs that represent calls being made in a near real-time manner (updated every two minutes). For privacy reasons, these logs display call origin and destination from and to the capitals of the respective countries or states.
To assist in deciphering the maps, blue lines represent calls made using the FTFun App (being sold in the Apple App Store), and red lines represent calls initiated from the FTFun website.
The FTFun Team is committed to enhancing and updating the service. As The Community continues to grow, we expect to keep seeing great things from this service. To help display this great information, FTFun has now posted a call count in the header of each and every page within its website. This information is updated every five minutes. With this, users are enabled to see how quickly the number grows from 150K and beyond.
FTFun is a free service that was created to connect FaceTime™ device owners (iPhone™ 4, 4th Generation iPod™ Touch, etc.), around the world and to let them experience the magic that is FaceTime™ with other eager and ready users instantly!
FTFun (ftfun.com), based in New Jersey, USA, was conceived just as Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple™, introduced FaceTime™ to the world at WWDC - 2010, on June 7, 2010. The service was launched on June 26, 2010, only two days after Apple's iPhone 4 was released. FTFun is a FaceTime™ Community that was created with the initial purpose of simply allowing iPhone™ 4 (now including iPod™ Touch and Mac™), users to try out the FaceTime™ feature of their device. It uses a Web Application to connect its users. As of October 23, 2010, the FTFun service released an App in the Apple App Store™ (an update to the App was also released December 23, 2010, included a new No Ads version). FTFun's population of users has since grown to span over 130 Countries (Top ten: United States, Brazil, China, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico, Spain and Australia - Top ten call routes: United States to United States, Brazil to United States, United States to Brazil, United States to Saudi Arabia, Brazil to Brazil, Saudi Arabia to United States, China to United States, United States to Canada, Canada to United States and Thailand to United States).