The popular audio social network application Clubhouse has been restricted to iOS users since its inception. It was launched in May last year and has welcomed more than 600,000 users, also by invitation only. This shows how popular the platform has become in a short period of time. Today, the company is meeting one of the biggest user demands and offers JoinClubhouse Android.
Yes, Clubhouse is finally ready to end its iOS exclusivity and has started working on an Android application. Confirmation of this amazing news comes in the form of an official publication on the company's blog, which reveals that the company has secured a new A-Series investment. The financing round was led by Andrew Chen of a16z, Andreessen Horowitz's venture capital firm.
joinclubhouse android, The first action is the development of an Android application, which will be available soon. "From the beginning, we wanted to build Clubhouse for everyone. With this in mind, we are delighted to start working on our Android application soon," says the company.
The company will also start working on additional features, including accessibility and localisation, which are high on the list of priorities. This will make Clubhouse available to a wider range of users. In addition, the funds will be used to expand the technology and infrastructure, strengthen the support and security teams, etc.
The company plans to "invest in advanced tools to detect and prevent abuse, and increase the functionality and training resources available to moderators". The application also seeks to improve rating and discovery features to make it easier for new users to search and jump to the audio channels they are interested in.
Clubhouse, for those who don't know, is an audio-based social networking application. It is actively used by journalists, musicians and many others to hold discussions and discuss their topics of interest. The application has grown rapidly, and will soon welcome Android users. It will compete with Twitter's "Spaces" feature, which works in much the same way.
In addition, the company also plans to set up a creator grant programme to support emerging audio creators. While this gives an initial boost to some creators, Clubhouse plans to monetise the platform in the near future. "We plan to launch our first tests to allow creators to be paid directly," says the blog post. The application does not support advertising, which is a good thing.
The voice social network will soon no longer be confined to iOS.
JoinClubhouse Android, one of the most popular social networks of the moment, has just hired developer Mopewa Ogundipe. This leaves no doubt: the firm wants to release its application on Android.
Since its launch in March 2020, Clubhouse has been a resounding success. It must be said that its innovative format is in perfect adequacy with the situation in which the world is currently immersed: users can join chat rooms on various themes and thus talk with people all over the world. Prominent personalities from the world of technology, such as Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, have taken part in conversations on the platform.
Clubhouse has now exceeded 10 million downloads, but also 10 million active daily users, its creators, Paul Davison and Rohan Seth, recently announced. That's 2 million more than the application recorded a month ago, on 24 January 2021. In fact, the social networking giants Twitter and Facebook are already working on a competitor to the application. For the time being, however, Clubhouse is only available on iOS by invitation, which limits its growth... but it seems that this will not be the case for a long time to come.
Indeed, developer Mopewa Ogundipe said on Twitter that she joined the Clubhouse team: "Today was my first day at Clubhouse. If you know me, you probably know that I have *opinions* on iOS-only applications so I'm very excited to join the team to bring the party to Android. Working on applications on the Google operating system since 2014, she has worked at Instagram and Medium, among others.
So it's official: Clubhouse should also be coming to Android smartphones. It was to be expected, so much the social network appeals to investors; it raised 100 million dollars at the end of January, and was even valued at 1 billion dollars. So while the future looks bright for the application, it remains to be seen whether its explosive success will survive the end of health measures and social distancing.
There is an application that is attracting a lot of interest from a large number of mobile phone users and that is none other than Club House, a new social network for audio that is currently only available on iOS.
But now, the creators of this application have just confirmed that Clubhouse will soon be available on all Android devices.
Clubhouse finalises its arrival on the Play Store In an entry published on the company's corporate blog, the Clubhouse founders themselves, Paul Davidson and Rohan Seth confirm that they had been planning to create an Android application since the beginning of the project and that their intention is to start working on the application very soon and include new accessibility and localisation features to improve the user experience on its platform.
Clubhouse is an audio-based social network born in March 2020 in which the user can listen to live conversations and participate in those that interest you.
This platform is totally different from existing ones, as you cannot leave SMS messages or assign "Like" to conversations as happens on other social networks such as Twitter and Instagram.
In this blog post, the creators of this audio social network confirm that two million people started using the Clubhouse last week and that its success is based on people's desire to communicate at a time when physical contact is reduced due to the coronavirus.
The founders of the Clubhouse have also confirmed that a large part of the new funding cycle will be invested in correcting the technical problems they had last week due to the avalanche of users and thus be able to guarantee a satisfactory experience when using the application.
It is important to note that this audio social network is a free application but it is not open to everyone (at least for now) but you must be invited by another user who is already using it or, as its creators indicate, you can also sign up for a waiting list.
This application allows you to have one of the best features of Android 11 on any mobile phone.
On the privacy side, once you open the Clubhouse application, it will ask for permission to access your contacts just like other messaging applications such as WhatsApp or Telegram.
Launched in beta on iOS in 2020, Spaces is coming to Android. It is a service similar to Clubhouse created by Twitter.
For the past few weeks, the media has been constantly reporting on the rise of Clubhouse, a sort of social network on which communication takes place in audio lounges. But then Clubhouse is gaining in popularity and attracting celebrities, Twitter is already developing a similar service: Spaces.
This new Twitter application was launched in 2020, in beta on iOS. And today, the company announces the arrival of Spaces on Android.
In a publication, Twitter announces that Android users will soon be able to join the shows on Spaces and chat. "Soon you'll be able to create your own, but we're still working on some things," the publication says.
As explained on The Verge website, currently in beta testing, everyone can enter the chat rooms and chat using the audio format. However, at the moment, only a few users can start chat rooms.
But apparently Twitter is now getting ready to end this restriction. It is quite possible that the microblogging platform has decided to speed up the development of Spaces in order to compete with Clubhouse.
In January, Twitter acquired the Breaker application in order to strengthen its audio platform. Breaker is a service specializing in podcasts.
After the acquisition by Twitter, the app closed, and its employees will focus on the development of Spaces. "Breaker has added a social community element with features such as enjoying and commenting on episodes. We are now inspired to go even further by reinventing the way we communicate with each other, beyond the reach of traditional podcasts," the announcement said.
Otherwise, it is also recalled that in 2020, Twitter launched a feature allowing the publication of audio tweets, not exceeding 140 seconds. And recently, the company launched the possibility of communicating via private audio messages in India.
In essence, for Twitter, communication via the audio format is a priority. And given the success of Clubhouse, as well as podcasts, this makes perfect sense. Furthermore, by offering Spaces on Android today, Twitter is ahead of Clubhouse, which for the moment is only available on iOS.
Meanwhile, Android users are demanding a Clubhouse application. As I mentioned above, currently the Clubhouse app, which is already considered by some media as the new TikTok, is still only available on iOS. However, there is already a strong demand for an Android version.
And the good news is that the Android version is already under development. This was mentioned by Paul Davidson, co-founder of Clubhouse, in an interview. He also indicated that this Android app is a priority in order to ensure the global growth of the service.
But for the moment, it is not known when the Android version of Clubhouse might come out. And between now and the launch of this one, other competitors could arrive on the market.
While Twitter is testing Spaces in beta, it is possible that Facebook is also developing an audio platform with similar functionalities. Three weeks ago, we reported in the New York Times that Facebook is developing a product for audio conversations that will resemble Clubhouse.
This was not confirmed by the number one social network. However, quoted by the NYT, a company representative is quoted as saying, "We've been connecting people through audio and video for several years and we're always exploring new ways to improve that experience for people. »
In any case, it wouldn't be the first time that Facebook has taken inspiration from a popular service in order to improve its products. For example, Facebook has adopted Snapchat Stories on its flagship product, as well as on Instagram and WhatsApp. And on Instagram, Facebook also offers a format inspired by TikTok's videos called Reels. So it wouldn't be surprising if Facebook launched a Clubhouse equivalent on one of its applications.