What Amplitude’s Product Team has been up to these last 6 months
At Amplitude, we believe that we are entering the dawn of a new era; an era where rapid product innovation is the single most important driver of success for every company. We call this the product-led era, and to win in this era you must be obsessed about your customer’s pain and decentralize decision making to ship great products fast. For Amplitude’s product team, it also means helping our customers innovate faster.
We have a lot of exciting news to share today – our Series C raise, the progress we’ve made as a company over the last 12 months, and the incredible team we have built in San Francisco and Amsterdam which made all of this possible. But first, I want to share with you the vision that has guided our journey.
Amplitude exists to help companies build better products. Amplitude is well known for its intuitive user interface, and out of the box dashboards and reports. Yet, many companies lack the resources or experience necessary to really leverage a product analytics platform – that’s where Amplitude Solution Partners come in.
Today, we are very pleased to announce the launch of the Amplitude Solution Partner Program. The program is designed to enable agencies and consultancies to provide the highest quality strategic and/or technical support for product analytics services to their customers.
We’re excited to announce new features and improvements since our February product update. You’ll find major improvements and information on:
- Change projects directly from chart view
- Search in data tables
- Tooltips on dropdowns
- Redesigned charts on dashboards
- Features Improvements:
- Event Segmentation
- Behavioral Cohorts
- New ability to delete event types
- Customize the ‘[Amplitude] New User’ definition (Beta)
- Product Analytics Playbook: Mastering Retention
- Webinar Series
- SDK Updates
The beginning of an industry
Over the past few months, we’ve posted several excerpts on the blog from a big project we’ve been working on: a comprehensive playbook for using analytics data to improve user retention. Putting together the playbook has a been a huge undertaking from many people at Amplitude. I don’t think we knew what we were signing up for when we started. After thousands of hours of work, hundreds of analyses, and working with dozens of our customers, we’re excited to finally share it with you.
Today we’re releasing the Product Analytics Playbook, Volume 1: Mastering Retention. Volume 1 is a comprehensive approach to retention across all stages of the user lifecycle. It covers how to build retention into your product. It also covers how to leverage user behavior data to identify opportunities to improve your product. Understanding and improving retention is core to long term product success and the cornerstone of using product analytics to build better products.
We’re thrilled to announce that Amplitude co-founders Spenser Skates and Curtis Liu are included in the 2017 class of Forbes 30 Under 30: Enterprise Tech.
Spenser Skates (left) and Curtis Liu (right)
Last week, we announced Amplitude 2.0 — the next generation of our product analytics platform. Today, I’m sharing the story behind 2.0: the industry shift in how companies are building products, how our users shaped the way we rebuilt Amplitude, and our vision for the future of products.
Back in March of 1995, Microsoft released a product called Microsoft Bob. Designed with computer novices in mind, Bob was supposed to make it easier for the average person to use a PC. The interface was styled as a virtual home where you navigated between rooms to access different programs, all with the aid of an animated dog as your guide (whose later reincarnation showed up in Microsoft Office as our old friend, Clippy).
Not really sure where the “Door to Public Mouse Hole” leads… Image source.