Happy birthday, Jodel!Oct 19, 2019
Hey Jodelers! 🙋 🙋♂️
Hard to believe, but today Jodel celebrates its 5th birthday!
We want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of you:
- Thank you for all your loyal support over the years!
- Thank you for all your funny or sometimes sad experiences that you share with us and your communities every day!
- Thank you for all the help and support you give every day!
- Thank you for all the exciting or often controversial discussions!
- Thank you for all the friendships, relationships and even Jodel babies!
- Thanks for your feedback, no matter if praise or criticism!
- Thank you for being part of our community!
It’s thanks to you that Jodel has become what it is today. It’s hard to believe, when we think back, what problems we had to struggle with in the beginning and could only solve with a lot of improvisation, passion, maybe a little bit of luck and your great support.
But not only the shortage of money was a permanent threat for our servers. Because more and more Jodelers joined our communities, they had been running far over the limit for a long time. Our developers called the server the “Box of the Pandorra” because nobody knew if and how long it would last before it completely imploded. Even though we had to improvise a lot at times (Rest in peace, little potato server!), our developers took on the difficult task and managed to convert the server monster into a lightning fast system. It’s like converting an old, rickety Trabbi into a Porsche during full speed. Good job!
While everyone in the HQ was fighting with the server-beast, Alessio and Tim were on their way to find us suitable investors. Countless times the two crept secretly into VIP areas at fundraising events and were thrown out again and again. Until sometime the day came when they actually made it and got into conversation with some investors. Jodel was saved and could become what we know today.
We could tell you many crazy stories from the early days (the Jodel logo almost became a cow! 😱 ), but we’d rather save it for the next birthday.
Thanks for the last 5 years and we are already looking forward to the next 5 or 10 or preferably even longer. Celebrate with us in the most colorful yodeling feed of all times!
Manuel & the Jodel team
PS: We are often asked about the first Jodels in each country: