OpenAI today announced the launch of its ChatGPT app for Android, further solidifying its presence in the realm of artificial intelligence chatbots. The app, which was initially available for download in the U.S., India, Bangladesh, and Brazil, is set to sweep through more countries in the coming week, as OpenAI strives to reach a global audience with its revolutionary technology. For those who may have been living under a rock, ChatGPT is an AI-powered chatbot developed by OpenAI last year, which has been accessible solely through its website until this momentous release.
The recent Android app launch comes on the heels of OpenAI’s successful release of the ChatGPT iOS app approximately two months ago. With users clamoring for an alternative to the website version, the iOS app saw a surge in popularity, leading to a shift in web traffic and app installations. Data from Sensor Tower and Similarweb indicates that the transition to the app format has resulted in a dip in web usage, signaling a preference for the more convenient and accessible mobile app experience.
Although ChatGPT’s Android app marks the first official entry into the world of Android applications, OpenAI already has a presence in the Android chatbot market. The company previously powered the Bing AI chatbot, which has been available to Android users for several months. This prior experience with an Android-based chatbot may have contributed to the seamless rollout of ChatGPT’s Android app, offering a polished and user-friendly experience.