Wakoopa Secures $1 Million for App-Monitoring Social Network

Wakoopa, the application monitoring service that we’ve described as a Last.fm for desktop apps, has raised $1 million in a funding round led by Big Bang Ventures and HENQ Invest.

Wakoopa monitors the amount of time each application is open on a user’s desktop (or iPhone), and uses the aggregated data to create a social network. The site also serves as an application database that can be used to look up general information or reviews.

Wakoopa launched in May 2007 and has grown to 30,000 users that that have generated 250 million hours of software usage data. The site has compiled the data to create Alexa-like graphs, though most of the data is highly biased towards the tech-savvy.

RescueTime is a similar offering in this space, but it is geared more towards improving productivity than discovering new useful applications. You can see a recent analysis we did on their data here.