Clubhouse, a voice chat application that was only available on iOS will launch a pilot service for Google Android.
According to The Verge (5/10), Clubhouse will release a beta version app for Google Android smartphone users in the U.S. on the same day.
Clubhouse said in a blog post, “Our goal is to gather feedback over the next few weeks to solve detected problems and add some final features, including broader pre-launch payments.”
The clubhouse Android app will be available in English-speaking markets and around the world in the coming days and weeks. Non-U.S. users can pre-register through the Google Play Store Clubhouse page, in which case they can receive notifications when the app is available in the region.
Clubhouse said it will keep the app exclusively for invitation for the time being. Despite the closeness of the invitation, the clubhouse created a worldwide craze earlier this year. It is used by influential people such as CEO of Silicon Valley technology companies including Elon Musk. The company’s corporate value was estimated at $4 billion.
However, critics say that the popularity has cooled relatively quickly. Moreover, competition in the market is expected to intensify as global IT companies are planning similar apps. Twitter has already released its own voice-based community service space and Discord has introduced Stage Channels. Facebook, Spotify, Slack, LinkedIn and Reddit are also preparing similar services.