The booming interest in audio shows in how social audio app Clubhouse and Twitter´s new audio service Spaces are fighting about the Android users. Clubhouse founder Paul Davidson has said his company is working really hard on an Android version of Clubhouse that so far is available only for iPhone users. The Android version is expected in a “couple of months”.
Twitter Spaces with live audio conversations, basically the same concept as Clubhouse´s, is testing an Android version and has said it plans to go public with it in April.
TechCrunch reports that Clubhouse is planning to drop its present invite-only status. Davidson has said the company hopes to drop it “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. Android’s going to be really important.”
Clubhouse was launched in April last year as an invite-only audio chat iPhone app by Davidson and Rohan Seth and already in May last year, Clubhouse was valued to close to USD 100 million.