Meebo, the Web’s live communication platform, today announced partnerships with leading social network application developers Buddy Media, Commagere Ventures, FrozenBear, K-Factor Media, Mesmo TV, Rockstarted, Spicerack Media, Trippert Labs, and Unit 501 to syndicate its API-powered embedded chat rooms, Meebo Rooms, inside their social applications. Combined with existing partners (fluff)Friends, RockYou, TheBroth, and WaterCooler, 5 of the top 15 Facebook developers have now integrated Meebo Rooms into their applications, according to Adonomics. Popular applications integrating Meebo Rooms include Chat!, (fluff)Friends, Horoscopes, Mental Blocks, Vampires, and Zombies.
Since the company announced the capability for developers to integrate Meebo Rooms into Facebook applications in December 2007, close to 8 million unique Facebook users have visited Meebo Rooms on application canvas pages, including 2.5 million in the last 30 days, amounting to over 100 million user minutes spent engaged with partner applications.
“Developers continue to build amazing applications for social sites – and Meebo is excited to be working with some of the best of them,” said Daniel Bernstein, director of business development, Meebo. “Meebo adds value to these apps in a very clear way. Developers use our API to integrate chat easier than ever before, giving their users another way to have fun and engage longer with their favorite social apps.”
Meebo’s global reach continues to rapidly expand. In May, the company provided instant messaging and group chat to over 35 million people at Meebo.com and via partner sites across the Web. The average person at Meebo.com spends over two hours on the site per day, and Meebo handles conversations consisting of over 5 billion messages per month. Additionally, visitors to Meebo Rooms average over ten minutes in a room per session, thereby making Meebo Rooms one of the Web’s most universally engaging Flash widgets.
Facebook users depend on Meebo Rooms to connect with each other daily when using their favorite applications. “Meebo’s real time embedded communication solutions are the best in the industry,” said Kevin Chou, CEO, Watercooler. “When Watercooler’s 23 million sports and television fans want to communicate while watching their favorite entertainment, we look to partner with Meebo to deliver a truly integrated experience.”
Earlier this month, Meebo detailed new ad programs, built around the premise of engagement and sharing, to help monetize the company’s 35 million unique monthly users. Partners will be sharing ad revenue derived from the new in-room ads, called SparkAds, running in Meebo Rooms. For more information on getting Meebo Rooms for your site, please visit to meebo.com/rooms/partner.
Meebo is the Web’s live communications platform. Founded in September 2005, Meebo provides instant messaging and group chat to over 35 million people at Meebo.com and via partner sites across the Web. Meebo’s investors include Sequoia Capital, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and now JAFCO Ventures, Time Warner Investments, and KTB Ventures. Visit meebo.com to connect with friends live on the Web.
All brands, names, or trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.