The world’s biggest tech company Slack, which is widely seen as a pioneer of social media, is taking a step forward with its own app for Android, a move that could make it one of the first companies to offer a mobile-only version of its chat app.
Slack is launching a mobile app called Slack Chat, which has a web interface and features features such as a messaging app that runs on Android, making it a natural fit for Google’s upcoming Android app.
The company has been working with developers to develop the Android app for years, but it has been slow to launch, largely because Android devices are not widely used outside of Japan and South Korea, the two countries where Slack’s main offices are located.
Slacks Android app, called SlackChat, will be available for $1.99 from Google Play in the United States and Europe starting today, according to an announcement from the company.
The app is available on the Play Store for Android and iOS.
The announcement came on the same day Google launched its Android app as a free download on the Google Play Store in the U.S.
The new app, which will launch as a Google Play Premium app this summer, will allow users to send and receive messages and chat with people from across the globe, and will let users create private and public groups, as well as create and edit calendars, messages, and other user-generated content.
Slack will also let users access the company’s extensive API, which lets it connect to the cloud, and it will allow people to make calls, receive texts, and send messages.
Slacker also announced the launch of a new product called Slack Team, which was announced in April.
Slack Team lets users share and collaborate on a range of work-related projects and tasks, including a Slack-specific desktop app and a mobile Slack app.
The company said it was building Slack Chat and Slack Team to be compatible with Slack Team and its API.
Slack Chat is designed to run on Android devices, so it should be accessible to users on any Android device.
Slack’s chat apps for iOS and macOS have been available since late last year.
Slackers new app will come in at $1, down from the current $2.99 price tag of the Slack chat app, and the app will have “more of a visual feel and feel of Slack” as well.
The new app is also expected to be available in English.
Slacking has long been a pioneer in building and operating apps for Android devices.
In January, the company said that it would begin shipping the Android version of the Google Search app, its mobile-first version of Google’s search service.