Kontagent Social Analytics Comes to the iPhone

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Kontagent Facebook Analytics Extends Offering Across Facebook Connect Mobile and Web Platforms

With Kontagent, we now have the opportunity to achieve explosive viral growth on the iPhone combined with Facebook Connect that was never possible before. This is a gaming changing opportunity for developers!

Kontagent, a Facebook funded social analytics platform, today launched the private beta program of its social analytics and viral optimization tools for iPhone and web applications with Facebook Connect support, a first in the industry. Kontagent's suite of viral optimization tools helps marketers and developers track and optimize viral behavior on the iPhone and the emerging Facebook connected social web.

"With the successful launch of the Facebook Connect platform for the iPhone and other web destinations, developers and marketers are seeking new ways to take advantage of rich social data for their offerings," says Albert Lai, CEO and co-founder of Kontagent. "This unprecedented access to deep social analytics and viral optimization tools provides us with actionable insights into user demographics and social behaviors. We're eager to work with Kontagent to take advantage of its platform," says Joel Auge, CEO of HitGrab, a top-ranked fbFunded developer of MouseHunt. "With Kontagent, we now have the opportunity to achieve explosive viral growth on the iPhone combined with Facebook Connect that was never possible before. This is a gaming changing opportunity for developers!" says Raja Bhatia, CTO of Hot-or-Not.

It was nearly two years ago, when Albert Lai and Jeffery Tseng, both serial entrepreneurs and co-founders of Kontagent, were developing on the Facebook platform and became frustrated with the limitations of existing tools built for traditional websites. They began to create their own sophisticated suite of tools to track and optimize social data and the viral channels that come with the Facebook platform, resulting in the birth of the Kontagent Social Analytics Platform.

"Kontagent offers a totally unique social network analytics and viral optimization platform, built from the ground up to take advantage of the rich data and the viral nature of the emerging social web," says Albert Lai. "We're not only looking at the data that's just inside of social networks, but optimizing across the emerging social, and mobile web that is linked with Facebook Connect, as we bring the power of social analytics and viral distribution to the iPhone platform," says Jeffery Tseng. "Now iPhone applications can optimize their applications to spread though social networks virally using the Kontagent Social Analytics Platform. These developers no longer need to rely solely on the Apple App Store for exposure and growth, and have a new source of distribution though their customers social networks," says Albert Lai.

"These tools level the playing field for many. It has enabled even the smallest developers to gain access to advanced optimization tools that were previously only available to top developers. This is a win-win for developers and users, as more exciting applications arrive on next generation platforms such as the iPhone and Facebook Connect," says Jeffery Tseng. Kontagent is currently actively conducting private testing with a number of top developers, and will start taking applications for developers interested in its Facebook Connect analytics platform immediately. The private beta program will broaden out, along with the roll out of more ground-breaking related products, at the next Facebook Developers Garage that is co-hosted by Kontagent, on Wednesday March 25th in San Francisco.

About Kontagent:
Kontagent is the leading social analytics platform, funded by facebook, for social network and iPhone application developers. The Kontagent platform has been built from the ground up to provide social data visualization and analysis that delivers actionable insights delivered via a hosted, on-demand service.

Kontagent was founded in 2007 by serial entrepreneurs Albert Lai/CEO (5th startup, most recently founder/CEO of BubbleShare) and Jeffery Tseng/CTO (2nd startup, most recently founder of Aevena). The company is headquartered in the SOMA district of San Francisco, California with a presence in downtown Toronto, Ontario.

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Albert Lai, CEO
Phone:647-885-1897 or 650-544-1524
Email: albert (at) kontagent (dot) com
Web: http://www.kontagent.com

185 Clara St. #101A
San Francisco, CA, 94107

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