I was on my way to a highly anticipated session at SXSW when I noticed a familiar face out of the corner of my eye. I winced, looked again, yep it’s Ge Wang – the cofounder of Smule, the company that built my absolute favorite app on the iPhone, Ocarina (which also happens to be one of the most successful apps on the app store, selling millions).
Needless to say I forgot all about my session and spent the next 40 or so minutes with Ge. Talk about fun! He is brilliant and I wanted to share some of our conversation with you so here you go – a shaky, flaky, but nonetheless worthwhile interview with Ge Wang. A thousand thanks to Ge for all his creative insights (he gave me a lot of cool ideas for Grades as well).
Part 1: How Smule started.
Part 2: Ocarina! How Smule took off.