Jan Koum WhatsApp Original Release Note from 2009
Joyce Park stashed this in Tech biz
My takeaways from this:
* Didn't realize Koum had been working on his idea for 5 years! There are no overnight successes in this business.
* Look, an ACTUAL minimum viable product!!! This is how you do it, kids.
* Vision clearly got bigger and bigger as he went on.
* He had international travel and a global lifestyle in mind from day one.
Embracing non-iPhone and non-Android phones made WhatsApp huge.
They did all the hard work of making their app fast and functional on a thousand different phones.
That's a high degree of difficulty and it's very uh glamorous work.