Sunday, January 24, 2021
New social media trend
Clubhouse should also come for Android
So far, it’s only available for iPhones, but the most popular are the creators of the social media app Clubhouse: they are announcing an Android version. However, there is a controversial mechanism behind the rapid growth.
The new social media application Clubhouse will also be able to work on smartphones with the Google Android operating system in the future. Paul Davison and Rohan Seth, the two founders of the company, made the announcement in a blog entry on Sunday. So far, the audio app is only available for the iPhone. While clubhouses are also available on the Google Play Store, clubhouse manufacturers do not announce.
Clubhouses is an audio application that allows users to listen to conversations or actively participate in discussions, such as a live podcast. Unlike networks like Twitter, you cannot comment or “like” posts in writing. Written by Davidson and Seth, they beat a nerve to meet people using clubhouses.
“It’s been moving fast over the last ten months – from a handful of beta testers to a wide variety of communities.” Last week, “two million people from around the world visited clubhouses to exchange ideas, learn, laugh, have fun, meet and network.” “This is the most exciting thing we ‘ve ever attended.”
Controversial campaign method
The clubhouse with two million active users is much smaller than Twitter, with about 330 million active users. Programming for an Android version is still in its infancy: they will “soon begin working on the Android app and add more functionality for accessibility and localization so that people around the world can experience clubhouses,” the company founders wrote.
In the meantime, since there are a lot of users, they will take care to control the technical issues on the servers. “A new fund will go into funding technology and infrastructure to measure the clubhouse experience for everyone, so it’s always fast and reliable, no matter how many people attend.”
For viral distribution, Clubhouse relies on a controversial method based on the rapid growth of WhatsApp. After installing the app and activating the invitation, the app requests access to all entries in the used iPhone’s contact address book. Data protectionists in Europe in WhatsApp have strongly criticized this method, as users must ask permission from each of the individual contacts before transferring personal data to servers in the USA.
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