Jul 30, 2022
In Welcome to the Cars Forum
On October 9, 2018, "Bullet SMS" was removed from the Apple App Store, which was a big news. Because people remember that just before, Luo Yonghao just announced that Bullet SMS had completed the first round of financing of 150 million yuan, plus "the strategic investment department of 51 VCs and 7 technology giants within 6 days", "I have seen less than ten years. 1/1” and other descriptions, bullet text messages look like a future superstar. Pushing it further, Bullet SMS also briefly ranked first in the App Store rankings, and its popularity was so high that Apple officials suspected that Bullet SMS had "suspected behavior of swiping the list" and turned on the automatic verification mechanism, forcing the naturally proud teacher Luo. I had to ask for help on Weibo, seeking the contact information of "Apple phone number list China's software store management department". So as soon as the media reports on this side came out, the public opinion there exploded instantly: potential rookies were suppressed, are some industry giants deliberately suppressing them? Or is it that Mr. Luo, who is full of angry youth, buried some "indescribable" easter eggs in the product, and finally touched the bottom line? Of course, these conspiracy theories are obviously untestable. Later, the company also gave an official explanation of "not handling the copyright of the pictures", but one thing is certain: the bullet text message financing is actually a matter of August. In the final analysis, the "outrageous" in Lao Luo's mouth is only a million-level user activation (more than 7 million activated users from the launch to September 6). In other words, the bullet text messages at that time were actually almost cold (so that people’s impressions stayed two months ago), and if it wasn’t for the timely “removal” this time, it would be very difficult for bullet text messages to increase the popularity of public opinion. Extended until October 2018.