🎂 Three years of Jodeling 🎂Oct 20, 2017
It seems like just yesterday that we set out to change the way people connect with their local community. But today it has already been three years. Three years of crazy, funny, helpful, witty and heartwarming stories that touched the lives of millions of Jodelers worldwide.
We want to take this moment to thank all of you! In the end we only provided the platform, but you turned it into the amazing and unique Jodel we all know and love.
Back in the day there was none of this - only the app, a few flyers, and our shared vision to instantly connect you with the community around you. It was time for a reality check: will people actually use what we built? Will the Jodel journey continue or will our dreams end in the first week of promotion?
The weather was good which was already a small wonder considering we started in #Aatlantis. Equipped with a few hundred flyers, stickers and posters we started promoting…
It was crazy! In the first day we already had more downloads than our best case scenario for the whole month! Our servers, totally unprepared for the huge amount of traffic, were collapsing every ten minutes. Even after we stopped promotion, the app continued to grow.
Despite all the technical issues, our first users kept jodeling. They immediately formed a great community and the first wonderful use cases emerged. It was during this time in the Aachen community that we saw the full potential of our vision. We experienced the power and fun of connecting people on a local platform.
It was this feeling that carried us to new heights in the past and still excites us today. In the coming year we will help even more users worldwide engage with the community around them and enable you to do so with a variety of new features, use cases and possibilities.
A final shout out to everyone who was and continues to be part of this incredible journey. To all the Jodelers helping to spread the positive vibe in your community:
Cheers to Germany, Austria, Switzerland: the traditional home of all jodeling.
A toast to Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark, whose Jodel-Vikings steal everyone’s hearts by sharing the Jodel-love.
A salute to our young communities in France, Italy and Spain who teach us how to live the good Jodel-life.
As Salamou Aalaikom to all of our Arabic speaking communities where Jodel spread like never before. By using Jodel to build bridges among your communities and sharing your positive spirit with each other, you show us the impact our actions can have.
And last but not least our communities in the US, the Netherlands, Ghana and everywhere else around the world, where more and more people use Jodel everyday to connect and laugh together: You guys rock, and we love you!
Keep up the good jodeling and have a great weekend!
Niklas & the Jodel team