Daily Archives: August 2, 2018

Kitely Market sales jump 300% since InWorldz shut down last week


On 2nd August 2018 Ilan Tochner the CEO of Kitely announced a new record of a 300% sales jump on the Kitely Market since InWorldz shut down last week. This is a huge jump in sales growth for the popular Kitely Market.

DigiWorldz and Discovery Grid saw increased growth in sales during the past week. Other grids most likely saw increased sales too.

Check out the Kitely Market here

The blog post reads…

InWorldz, one of the oldest and largest OpenSim grids, has recently shut down. Since then, many InWorldz residents have moved to other grids in search of a new home. Thanks to Kitely Market, we now have some hard data that shows the scope of this exodus, as well as which grids were the preferred destinations for InWorldz residents.

We have seen a remarkable 300% spike in Kitely Market sales since InWorldz has shut down, as users that moved to new grids began restocking their avatar inventories. InWorldz didn’t allow its residents to use Kitely Market, so for many of these users this is the first time that they’ve been able to buy from our marketplace.

We saw Kitely Market sales begin to rise on July 26, a day before InWorldz shut down. The graph below compares sales from the week since InWorldz shut down, to the average weekly sales in the three weeks before that. Kitely’s own grid experienced the biggest growth in absolute numbers, but DigiWorldz and Discovery Grid experienced the most growth relative to their previous sales levels.

Stay updated on the latest Kitely news here.


InWorldz 2.0 Update

(2nd August update) – Looks like InWorldz 2.0 will be called the Infiniti Grid

Infiniti Grid

Poll Results: What grid have you moved to after the closure of InWorldz ?

Poll Results OpenSim

 

More updates soon! 

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Sansar: One Year On & Increased Experiences That Users Can Create


Sansar: One Year On  

On 31st July 2018 Sansar officially marked the first anniversary of the public creator beta launch. Since then performance has improved, better scripting capabilities, more interaction, more fixes and there has been positive feedback from tech news sites on Sansar.

In late July 2018 the Sansar team added Custom Avatars, HTTP scripting API support, plug-and-play SimpleScripts for everyone to use on the platform. There have been improvements to the Edit Mode and much more. Apparently a permissions/licensing system will be coming soon for content creators which will attract even more investment for Sansar.

The Sansar website looks great today with recommended experiences to visit, daily events to enjoy, a great store to purchase products and easy access to the community/help areas.

Turning to user concurrency in Sansar over the past year there have been various high peaks however these numbers are no where as near the numbers like in Second Life. The numbers are more like what we see on various OpenSim grids. It’s still early days and more needs to be done.

Sansar User Concurrency Statistics 1 Aug 2018 — Source: Ryan Schultz

In the top graph for daily averages for concurrent users it never really goes above 20 users. For some reason there was a dip in June 2018 on the bottom graph for monthly average concurrent Sansar users.

Rather flat numbers during the past year but maybe when VR gets better in the years ahead when the equipment is less expensive and more comfortable to use then I’m sure more people will stay in Sansar for longer.

I think that within the next year or so Sansar user concurrency will rise even further hopefully.

Sansar in the press


Increase On The Number Of Experiences Users Can Create 

On Saturday 28th July 2018 the Sansar team made a big announcement for Sansar on increasing the number of experiences users can create on the platform. This is very good news for all creators in Sansar.

The Sansar team have been thinking about this decision for a long time apparently and it’s good to see the Sansar team reaching a final decision on this.

Effective immediately, we are increasing how many experiences users can create:

  • Free users: Increased from 3 to 20 experiences
  • Creator: Increased from 5 to 25 experiences
  • Super-Creator: Increased from 10 to 30 experiences
  • Professional: Increased from 20 to 40 experiences

I’m sure this big change will help everyone going forward because this opens the door for even more creativity on the platform.

Good progress has been made so far in Sansar during it’s first year and hopefully it will be even more bigger during the year ahead.