Clubhouse, the audio-based social media platform has built its reputation on its exclusivity. Talking more about expanding its horizons Clubhouse co-founder Paul Davison said that the app will soon come to android.
Notably, the Clubhouse has also recently hired an Android software Developer.
Davison also spoke of dropping Clubhouse’s invite-only status as something it hopes to do “in the coming months.” He noted that he wants the app to open up to everyone because there are “so many incredible creators not yet on Clubhouse, who have an audience elsewhere.”
“It’s going to be really important that we just open up to everyone,” Davison said. “Android’s going to be really important. Localization is obviously going to be very important.” Plus, making Clubhouse more accessible was important, too, he said.
Last month, Clubhouse topped 8 million global downloads, despite still being in a prelaunch, invite-only mode, according to mobile data and analytics firm App Annie. Per its estimates, Clubhouse grew from over 3.5 million global downloads as of February 1, 2021, to reach 8.1 million by February 16, 2021.
Clubhouse vs Twitter Spaces
Vogue described the app‘s experience as “a dizzying bringing together of live podcast-style conversations, panel discussions, networking opportunities (some savvy people are already swapping ‘influencer’ for ‘moderator’) and advantageous multiple-room use (locked and private options are available so you can talk to pals too), the social-media app mimics real-life interactions.”
Clubhouse’s current and biggest rival is Twitter spaces. The Twitter space just like clubhouse allows a user to create a room which other people on Twitter can join and have live audio discussions on any topics they like.
Paul Davison and Rohan Seth found the app last year. By May, it was valued at around $100 million despite having just 1,500 users at the time.
The Clubhouse describes itself as “a new type of social product based on voice [that] allows people everywhere to talk, tell stories, develop ideas, deepen friendships, and meet interesting new people around the world.”