There is a magic number that means a product has reach mass adoption. It’s 50 million. At 50 million you have a lot of people to sell too.

So, the question is this: how long does it take for you to release a solution that can reach 50 million users?

The simple answer: very fast.

This is how long traditional tools took to reach 50 million users:

Telephone ~ 75 years

Radio ~ 38 years

Television ~ 13 years

Internet ~ 4 years

Facebook ~ 3.5 years

iPod ~ 3 years

AOL ~ 2.5 years

Draw Something app ~ 50 days

Angry Birds Space app ~ 35 days

Temple Run 2 – 13 days

Apple’s iOS 6.1 Update – 1 Day

 

The race to 50 million is now same day.

Original Author: Matthew David