Trump's Truth Social app soars to No. 1 on the Google Play store
After long wait, Trump-owned app scores 100,000 plus downloads in first days in Android marketplace.
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Former President Donald Trump's social media app Truth Social soared to the No. 1 downloaded app on the Google Play store Friday after its long-awaited debut.
Truth Social sat atop the free apps list ahead of such brand names as Tik Tok, Amazon, WhatsApp and Instagram.
"It took us a while to get here," said Devin Nunes, the CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group that owns Truth Social. "But we're glad to be here. So we're hopeful now that everyone who has an Android can either go to the Google Play Store or the Samsung Galaxy Store and download the app."
Nunes told the John Solomon Reports podcast that Truth Social is still continuing to update many features to keep improving the app while expanding its reach internationally to places like Britain, Canada and Portuguese-speaking countries.
"Our next feature to come out is direct messaging," Nunes explained. "So that you can be not only in a social network and get your news, but people that you follow, and people that follow you — you'll be able to communicate with them. And it's all part of us building out this separate ecosystem of giving the American people their voice."
Nunes said theTruth development team is dedicated to more than building an app: its goal is to create a new free-speech "internet superhighway."
"We have very dedicated people who believe in free speech and who work 24/7 around the clock," Nunes said. "I mean, this is how we're able to do this. We're constantly building and testing one brick at a time very. It's very methodical, and just making sure that we can't be taken down by a tech oligarch."