|Ask HN: Why did Poke fail while Snapchat succeeded?|
|6 points by guptaneil 820 days ago | 5 comments|
|I looked at the App Store top charts today and noticed that Facebook Poke was no longer listed, while Snapchat is currently at #4. On top of that, even searching for Facebook Poke puts the actual Poke app as the #4 result. For a moment, I even thought the app had been entirely pulled.|
Does anybody have any theories for why Facebook's app failed so quickly? Did users realize that Snapchat was the original and decide to support it (seems unlikely), or is there another reason? I can't seem to find any information about this.
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