January 6th, 2022

πŸ›³ On Deck and v2.1 Update

Happy New Year, y’all! Last month (December) was our second best month ever since launch with 821 MAU. We also surpassed 5k users in late November. Woohoo! 🀘

In the fall, we joined On Deck and it’s been an invaluable experience so far.

Special shoutout to Justine, George, Stephen, Daniel, Brian, Sujith, Melissa, Mike, Matt, and all the ODF11 founder friends who have given us product feedback, fundraising tips, and inspired us along the way. Our newest update stemmed from all your suggestions!

Release Build v2.1

  • πŸ”Ž New search bar.
  • πŸ‘‹ New onboarding modal.
  • πŸ’• New heart button (experiment).
  • πŸ”Š New volume slider.
  • πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨ New favicon.

This month, Sonny is staying at Launch House in LA to focus on taking Karaoke Nite to MLP, Minimum Lovable Product.

Make sure to follow @karaoke_nite on Twitter to see all the product updates! 🏝

September 20th, 2021

πŸ₯ v2 Launch: Face Cams

This is the moment you've been waiting for. Drum roll please...

We are beyond excited to announce that the brand new Karaoke Nite is finally here!

This is a side project that we've been working on nights and weekends for the past few months. Huuuge shoutout to my partners in crime Aaron and Guyen for tackling v2 with me. And Mike, Jay, and Benjamin for all the help in between.

Release Build v2.0

  • πŸ“Ή Video cams to see your friends' faces.
  • 🎡 New songs to choose from.
  • πŸ“± Mobile-friendly home page.
  • 🍿 Welcome video for onboarding.
  • πŸ› Bug fixes and more.

We got a whole spectrum of big ideas and directions where we want to take Karaoke Nite. Get your friends ready, play around, and let us know what you think!

May 21st, 2021

✌️ v1.3 Update and YC

We just released the most recent build v1.3 which includes a FAQ page and a massive cleanup of the codebase in preparation of the v2 launch.

In other news, we were rejected from @ycombinator after the interview, but learned so much during this process. Thank you Dalton Caldwell, Aaron Epstein, and Reshma Khilnani for all the wonderful feedback.

Rooting for S21 from the sidelines!

P.S. Here's a little sneak peek of the next big update.

March 20th, 2021

πŸš€ Product Hunt and 2,500 Users

March has been an absolutely crazy month for us. We launched on Product Hunt and ended up being a runner-up for the Product of the Day!

Shoutout to everyone who voted, shared with friends, and gave us feedback.

Because of you, we hit a new milestone! Let's gooo.

  • Users: 2,500
  • Sessions: 3,800

Karaoke Nite - Karaoke with friends together on the web or in VR | Product Hunt

March 5th, 2021

πŸ“ User Research Wrap-Up

After chatting with 40 users from around the world and testing it with friends and family over the holidays, we are super excited about the new direction we are taking with Karaoke Nite.

Special shoutout to the following peeps for the hour-long video calls:

And countless others who gave us ample feedback via Typeform, DM's, emails over the past few months.

Release Build v1.3

  • πŸ†• Added a /faq page.
  • πŸ— Updated /about page.
  • πŸ— Cleaned up the codebase in preparation of v2.
  • πŸ’Έ Created the pre-seed pitch deck.

Release Build v1.2

  • πŸ†• Added a Privacy Policy. Thanks, Min-Kyu!
  • πŸ†• Added demo video.
  • πŸ†• Added release notes.
  • πŸ†• Added blog posts.
  • πŸ— Removed Patreon links.
  • πŸ› Fixed the "Let's Get It On" autoplay bug.

Release Build v1.1

  • πŸ†• Added floating animation to the stars on the landing page.
  • πŸ†• Added hover effects to anchor links.
  • πŸ†• Added a /blog page.
  • πŸ› Fixed social channel links bug in the footer.
"Karaoke is probably the only correct use case for VR." Jenn Schiffer, Glitch