Clubhouse hires Android developer, work on Android app has begun

Paul Davison, CEO of Clubhouse.

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Clubhouse, the quickly rising social media audio app, has employed an Android software program developer, signaling that the startup has begun growth of a model of its app for the favored cell working system created by Google.

“At this time was my first day at @joinClubhouse,” Mopewa Ogundipe tweeted on Monday. “If you understand me, you in all probability know I’ve *opinions* about iOS solely apps so I am v. excited to be becoming a member of the workforce to carry the social gathering to Android.”

Clubhouse launched in March 2020, and since then, the corporate has shortly grow to be one of many hottest client apps out of Silicon Valley. On Clubhouse, customers can collect in audio-only digital rooms, the place they are going to usually focus on matters about rising tech, socialize over popular culture or take heed to audio system like Elon Musk.

Up to now, the app has solely been out there to iPhone customers who obtain an invitation to the app. Regardless of the Apple exclusivity, the app has reached greater than 10 million weekly lively customers, Clubhouse Co-founders Paul Davison and Rohan Seth introduced on Sunday on the app. That is up from 2 million weekly lively customers on Jan. 24.

The corporate’s growth of an Android app comes after it secured a brand new funding spherical from enterprise capital agency Andreessen Horowitz in January. The funding spherical was for roughly $100 million and gave Clubhouse a $1 billion valuation, Axios reported.

Ogundipe describes herself as an “Android developer because the Gingerbread days” in her Twitter bio. Her LinkedIn profile lists numerous roles creating Android-based software program since 2014 at Instagram, Khan Academy and Medium.