The Dealmap Surpasses 1.4 Million Users in First Nine Months (Press Release)

Yet another exciting update from us @ TheDealmap:

The Dealmap Surpasses 1.4 Million Users in First Nine Months
DealExchange Partner API Averaging More Than 11 Million Queries a Day
MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Dealmap® (, the leading source for people to find and share local and daily deals, today announced that it has more than 1.4 million users across its branded website, mobile and social applications, and daily deals email.  Through its DealExchange™ platform and network of partners, The Dealmap now reaches more than 47 million monthly visitors.(1)  In addition, the company revealed that it now indexes deals with more than $10 million in savings available on any given day from national brands, daily deal websites, and local businesses.  
“The explosive growth of our consumer applications as well as the unparalleled adoption of our developer and publisher tools cements The Dealmap’s position as the leading source and distributor of local and daily deals,” said Jennifer Dulski, co-founder and chief executive officer of The Dealmap.   “We’ve had an amazing reaction to our product from both consumers and partners, and we look forward to continuing to innovate to meet their needs.”
Since its launch in May, 2010, The Dealmap has grown its multi-channel audience swiftly and received a number of accolades including being named one of the ‘Top 10 Mobile Apps of 2010’ by the Wall Street Journal.  Over the past 6 months, the company has grown a number of key business metrics which illustrate the company’s rapid adoption by both consumers and partners:
iPhone and Android app installs have grown 5,173 percent to more than 675,000
DealExchange API queries have increased 424 percent to more than 11 million per day
The number of developers using the DealExchange API and tools has grown 375 percent to 271
The Dealmap has created an infographic that reveals more interesting data and statistics about the company’s business, including lists of top deals and brands.  The infographic can be viewed at
Daily Deal Giveaway
To show its appreciation to the people who have helped The Dealmap grow so quickly, the company is giving away free $25 restaurant gift certificates to consumers.  People can enter to win a $1,000 grand prize through The Dealmap’s Daily Deal Giveaway, and one in every 10 entrants will win a $25 restaurant gift certificate.  People can enter the giveaway today by clicking on the “Giveaway” tab on The Dealmap’s Facebook page at
About The Dealmap
The Dealmap is the leading source for people to find and share the best local deals, all in one place.   The company indexes local deals from hundreds of sources, including national brands, daily deal websites, local businesses and consumers, and makes previously hard-to-find deals easily discoverable.  The Dealmap makes local deals available to people when and where they want them, through the company’s award-winning mobile apps, its website, social applications, and daily deals email.  The Dealmap showcases savings of more than $10 million available each day across multiple business categories.  
Through its DealExchange platform, The Dealmap provides tools that allow publishers and developers to easily integrate local deals into their products.  The platform also gives small businesses and deal providers the ability to reach more than 47 million visitors through The Dealmap network.
The Dealmap is headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif., and is led by former Microsoft and Yahoo! executives with funding by Norwest Venture Partners and KeyNote Ventures.

Get the local deals in a fancy Carousel!

Just wanted to point out our new Carousel Deal Widget. 🙂 It’s part of our Dealmap Widget family but just fancier to display top deals on your site with better experience. Of course we do have the standard ABI sizes if you want them too.

Again, it only takes one line of code to integrate it into your site:

You can check out full widgets here:

What is more important for a product? Fun or Utility?

Last week when Scoble made the argument that the Goby and The Dealmap are more important than Foursquare, Gowalla and others, the reaction was mixed. In his post, Scoble said:

“why did I say these are more important than Foursquare or Gowalla or the other companies in this space? Well, normal people are still resisting using these location services. But these [The Dealmap & Goby] offer REAL utility and REAL value…”

Nearly everyone missed the point; some bloggers even posted rebuttal like the one here, in which they said:

“The lack of gaming function in Goby or TheDealMap does not render them useless nor uncool nor nonfunctional, just not very fun. We all like useful tools but we love to play games and have fun! And that’s why Goby and TheDealMap are not nearly as important as Foursqaure and Gowalla”

See, its not really about which product is “more important” – the way I read it (and of course also based on my full 3 hr discussion with Scoble) is that Fun and Utility are the most important facets of any product. The role that’s played by a product in ones daily life is decided by how Fun AND Useful that product is.

In other words, Game mechanics promote frequency of actions and Utility aspects add value to those actions – they are simply the Yin and Yang of a successful product. The products that mix these two aspects in just right proportions cross the chasm to have a lasting effect.

And doing that is not that easy, its the perfect combination of art & science that’s hard to achieve!

Photo Credit: Exhibit-M

The Dealmap gets Scobleized!

Robert Scoble on his blog this morning:

“why did I say these are more important than Foursquare or Gowalla or the other companies in this space? Well, normal people are still resisting using these location services. But these [The Dealmap & Goby] offer REAL utility and REAL value…”
You can also see my full interview in the video below:
Thanks Robert! I love the fact that you and Maryam love The Dealmap!

Introducing The Dealmap

The Dealmap is now live.

This is the brand new local deal search and discovery engine that we have built at Center’d. The goal is very simple – we want you to find the best deals in your neighborhood and start saving money.

The origins of The Dealmap are deeply rooted into to the flavors work that we did with Center’d last year. When we originally designed various flavors for any city we thought “Cheap” flavor is a good candidate – so we rolled out a series of “deal” pages for different cities like this one: San Francisco Cheap Things To Do. As we started getting feedback on flavors it was pretty clear that people loved local deals – and the use case was so strong that we had to go with its own domain – that’s how The Dealmap was born!

While we are using Center’d data platform heavily in The Dealmap’s making, there are a ton of cool stuff that we have built ground-up for fast changing (deals are time sensitive) local data. I will be discussing various technology pieces here on my blog in coming weeks.

We also have a full-blown API – as a matter of fact – we built the API first and then built The Dealmap on top of that (hey, we eat our own dog-food! :). So if you are itching to play with this unique local deal dataset, feel free to join the conversation or just get started with the API docs.

It’s exciting to see The Dealmap live, but our job here is just getting started to get you the freshest deals daily!

So what do you think? Send me the feedback!