FbStart 2017 App of the Year, SoloLearn.
FbStart App of the Year 2017 Global Winner
FbStart App of the Year 2017 global winner, SoloLearn, found membership in FbStart as instrumental to building a useful, global product.
SoloLearn is available on all major devices and platforms.
Co-founders Davit Kocharyan and Yeva Hyusyan created SoloLearn after running an offline coding bootcamp in Armenia. After incorporating in Pleasanton, CA and Armenia, they launched the first version of SoloLearn in 2014.
What problem are you trying to solve?
“In today’s world, learning a new skill can be time-consuming, expensive, and not fun or easy. At the same time, the demand for skills-based jobs has increased substantially. SoloLearn aims to make learning easy, affordable, accessible and fun. The vision is to create a community-driven, mobile-first approach where users learn and practice a new skill.“
- Yeva Hyusyan, Co-Founder, SoloLearn
SoloLearn + Facebook
When did you start working with Facebook and FbStart?
SoloLearn began working with Facebook during the app's initial build. After its 2014 launch, SoloLearn applied to FbStart to receive a roadmap and product feedback. Once accepted, FbStart provided access to Facebook teams along with tools and services from Facebook and FbStart's benefit partners, which helped them to limit costs and continue developing their product.
“FbStart is a great program for growth stage startups. We received invaluable resources and support including feedback that was instrumental in helping us produce a more useful and global product.” — Davit Kocharyan, CTO and Co-founder, SoloLearn
Quote from FbStart Apps of the year judges
“SoloLearn has done a beautiful job creating a mobile learning experience that combines personal accomplishment with a community engagement. It took me less than a minute to get started learning Ruby, and once I got going, I didn't want to quit.“
Drew Bernard, CEO of ActionSprout
downloads, 7.5M registered profiles
of people log in with Facebook
of total traffic comes from Facebook shares
more time in the app is spent by 18-24 year olds that use Facebook Login
SoloLearn relies on Facebook Analytics to measure retention and understand their audience. For example, with Facebook Analytics, SoloLearn learned that their most active customers are 18-24 year old professionals learning to code. Understanding the demographics of their audience enabled Davit and his team to better position their product, develop their brand, and plan future acquisition strategies.
“With Facebook Analytics, we get insight into our users and, importantly, which features and sections of our app provide better user retention. We can then invest further in those features.“
- Davit Kocharyan, CTO and Co-founder, SoloLearn