Countly 联合创始人&CEO Onur Alp Soner
1. 您能否简单介绍一下自己和 Countly ？
创办Countly（链接：www.count.ly）之前，我在华为有大约4年的工作经验。我是华为（土耳其）首批员工之一，参与建立华为NGIN (Next Generation
I've worked for
Huawei for almost four years before founding Countly. I was one of the
first employees of Huawei Turkey (now 500+) and I was part of the team
who created value added software services for the NGIN (Next Generation
Intelligent Networks). I've had the unique chance to be in Huawei HQ in
Shenzhen for almost six months and had the pleasure to experience the
working culture in one of the biggest companies in China and the world.
During my stay in Shenzhen I've worked with the core team of our product
and not a day passed by where I wasn't amazed by the level of know-how
and expertise of my Chinese colleagues.
At Countly we are doing advanced analytics and marketing for mobile applications.
2. 当初是因为什么开发 Countly？
My co-founder and myself have been in the mobile business for a long
time. We knew the existing mobile analytics solutions in the market and
from experience we also knew what enterprises wanted. Security and
flexibility were the shortcomings in the offerings back then and that’s
why we started Countly. In order to target these two items we started
Countly as an open source initiative and built a business on top of it
via a more feature rich product offering called Countly Enterprise
Edition. Countly is secure because its open source core makes private
cloud and on-premise deployments possible. Countly is flexible because
it is open source and plugin architecture allows our users and customers
to extend and play with Countly data in any way they like.
3. 与其他同类型产品相比，Countly 有哪些优势和特点？
Countly 的 主要优势和特点 包括：
安全及私有 Secure & private ：
Behind customer firewall through self-hosting on own servers or cloud provider of choice
Raw data belongs to the customer.
更丰富功能集合 Richest feature set：
Mobile analytics, people analytics, crash reporting, referral analytics in one package
Only solution to provide a real end-to-end mobile customer path
更强大的可扩展性 Greatest scalability ：
Battle tested with millions of users
Some customers collect more data than SaaS analytics companies combined
Collecting 50 billion API requests per month
更灵活性 Most flexible
Open source architecture
Plugin architecture to develop your own reporting
Raw data access enables fast integration with existing business intelligence solutions
4. 未来 Countly 的发展方向是怎样的？它会带来哪些惊喜？
team is also looking to leverage on our experience with mobile
analytics to launch a IoT analytics platform by the end of 2015.
currently offers referral, in app usage, crash analytics and user
profiles. Our aim as a company is to provide tools to cover every stage
of mobile app lifecycle and with our upcoming APM (Application
Performance Management) platform where we’ll be able to show network
performance related metrics, e.g. code-level diagnostics & segment
incident counts based on devices and carriers, we are one step closer to
China traffic constitutes 30% of all traffic coming to Countly servers. Our biggest customers are from Asia-Pacific countries.
China's growth in mobile application usage, Countly aims to provide
full Chinese language support to Countly. As such, our web page, all of
our documentation and Countly server are in Chinese.
source version (Community Edition) is being used in hundreds of servers
throughout China and our team looks forward to learning from Chinese
developers contributing to Countly's open source code.
6. 您能否介绍一下 Countly 在中国的发展计划？
seek to expand in China and invite interested Chinese distributors with
complementary products to partner us to market a secure & flexible
7. 为什么 Countly 会选择开源呢？
Some companies are afraid of opening their intellectual property,
however we in Countly believe that open source is the way to innovate in
the domain of engineering and the only way to go forward is to share
what we find. We heavily use open source software and exploit more than
50 open source libraries, SDKs and frameworks. What we do in turn is to
build an ecosystem everybody can benefit from. For this reason we not
only open sourced our SDK, but the whole backend, including server side
components and dashboard.
Open source is at our core both in terms of product and as a company. We
see it as a core competency rather than only using it for advertising
purposes like most companies do. We love our community and it has been a
magical experience for us to be able to work with so many developers
from all around the world. Thanks to the community we were able to add 7
more SDKs, translate Countly to more than 20 languages and improved our
core product thanks to all the feedback and pull requests!
Although we are working very hard to
reach more mobile application developers and companies from China we
still have a long way to go. First step was to get every documentation
we have translated into Chinese to make it easy to get started using
Countly and that’s done! We are now trying to form some strategic
partnerships to improve our reach even further and this might include
investment and a local presence. Please reach us from hello at count.ly
if you are interested to learn more.