The first prototype was released in April , and the official version was launched in August of that year. The app also allowed users to browse popular "musers", content, trending songs, sounds and hashtags, and uniquely interact with their fans. In June , Musical. ByteDance Ltd. The same time Musical. This introduced TikTok to a bigger, worldwide community. After having investors fund this venture, it took them about 6 months to build the product. However, once launched, this online self-learning platform did not get enough traction and the content produced was not engaging enough. With some money left from the original investment for this failed venture, Zhu and Yang started to look for new ideas.
This old interview of Alex Zhu, founder of Musical. Alex after selling Musical. How his minds find analogies in product development with economics, government and social status are so insightful. Here are some lessons:. For example, people scroll, text, watch, or play games when they are on a commute instead of learning something. If you attract enough of them and they really like your product, their word of mouth becomes a great distribution flywheel. However, you need to optimize your product for early adopters and version 1. Your product needs to have great utility.
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