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Minty Fresh Mint, Now Available

Shaun Inman’s statistical brainchild, Mint, is now live. He (unfortunately) never shot a demo version my way, so this is my first time playing with it and I have to say it’s exactly what I thought it would be, and a lot more. It’s very cool, and I hope he makes a mint from sales ;)

Now that I’ve seen both Mint and Adaptive Path’s Measure Map application, I can definitely say that the two applications will compliment each other rather than compete. Hosted vs. un-hosted. Possibly-free vs. $30 a site. It’ll be fun to watch once both are fully launched.

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  1. matt says:

    Mint absolutely looks intriguing however they need to get on the ball and support Mint for Windows Servers. There is no excuse in todays market place to not develop for multiple platforms!

  2. Rabbit says:

    Matt has a point – especially since PHP can run on Windows. To add to the pool of dissent:

    “While Mint can easily handle recording hundreds—if not thousands—of hits a minute, it is not optimized to display data at that rate.”

    I experienced that same problem with Inman’s Shortstat.

    Don’t get me wrong – I think what he’s doing is great, and he gets props for doing it at all – but the lag experienced when viewing the data collected is pretty bad.

  3. “There is no excuse in todays market place to not develop for multiple platforms!”

    Sure there is… it’s called not building a product with every single user in mind (initially) and getting the product into the marketplace.

  4. Mike Rundle says:

    Maybe he’s going for some funding, in which case, they’d like to see a prototype go to market as fast as humanly possible and then iterate to make it perfect later on. Just my theory :)

    Josh, I agree with you. I think getting to market first (ahead of competing products) is way more important than making it work for everyone, off the bat. I guarantee it’ll have support for more servers in the future, so we’ll have to wait and see.


  1. Have a Mint

    Shaun Inman has launched Mint, one of a number of recent website statistic applications that have launched or will launch soon. Mint is no doubt a beautiful interface compared to the stat programs most of us deal with. According to

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