The Great App Race to 1 Million Users

Sponsored Article

By Patricia Miller


In this article

  • Loading...
  • Want to see what you should be buying? Check out our top picks.

Explore how leading apps like Threads, ChatGPT and Instagram skyrocketed to 1 million users, setting new digital benchmarks. Essential reading for investors.

The Great App Race to 1 Million Users.

When Meta (NASDAQ: META) launched its Threads app in July 2023, it took the digital world by storm, leveraging its Instagram user base, it secured two million users merely hours post-launch, making it the world’s fastest-growing app of all time.

Positioned as a Twitter rival, Threads offers a platform for concise posts and multimedia sharing and is designed as a space for cordial interactions. Threads’ user-friendly approach is underpinned by robust fact-checking measures, ensuring the authenticity and reliability of content. Despite the potential legal friction with Twitter over recruitment practices, Threads' initial growth success is undeniable.

Remarkably, Threads' explosive adoption surpasses even the previous record holder, ChatGPT, which itself was a sensation with a million users in five days. This achievement highlights a broader trend in the digital space where the proliferation of the internet and 5G has led to faster adoption rates for online and mobile services.

For instance, flying under the radar, the new mobile gaming app Q GamesMela achieved one million registered users in just six weeks. Incredibly, that record achievement beats giant brands like Facebook (NASDAQ: META), Spotify (NYSE: SPOT), and Dropbox (NASDAQ: DBX).

Threads, ChatGPT and Q GamesMela's performance is indicative of the evolving digital landscape. This contrasts with earlier times when services like Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Airbnb (NASDAQ: ABNB) took years to build a substantial user base, underscoring the accelerating pace of digital engagement in the current era.

Better still, this is not an exclusive club limited to the world's most prominent brands. Q GamesMela owner QYOU Media Inc. (TSXV: QYOU) (OTCQB: QYOUF), a US-based creator-media company operating in India and the United States, operates on a much smaller scale. Nevertheless, it still managed to smash through its early growth targets for the app, demonstrating an exceptionally strong market response. That’s a really encouraging sign for smaller industry players and investors looking for the next exciting growth opportunity.

Find out more about QYOU Media and this exciting investment opportunity.

Rapid User Growth Hints at Investment Opportunity

The Q GamesMela app swiftly met its initial milestone, amassing one million downloads in just six weeks which included doubling its user count to a million within just 12 days. The platform saw huge levels of engagement, with over ten million games played with an average weekly playtime of one hour and 35 minutes per user and delivering over one million daily ad impressions.

The team at Q GamesMela now looks forward to a promising 2024, aiming to capitalize on mobile gaming growth in India where the investment landscape is thriving. Here, the mobile gaming market is expected to grow from $2.6 billion to $8.6 billion by 2027, making India the fastest-growing gaming market in Asia. This growth is fueled by rising incomes, improved internet connectivity, and extensive smartphone usage, indicating a fertile ground for digital ventures and emerging market investment.

QYOU Media is quietly building an ecosystem of entertainment and advertising assets to leverage the booming markets created by Influencer-led content creators, mobile gaming, and connected TV to provide value for advertisers and shareholders. This aligns with the popularity and rapid growth of Free Ad-Supported television (FAST) and Connected TV, especially amongst the target audience of over 800 million young people in India.

Why Rapid User Growth Is Important for Retail Investors

Achieving one million users in record time means platforms like Threads, ChatGPT and Q GamesMela are setting new industry standards. Thus, the explosive user growth reflects a keen market appetite for innovative digital services. QYOU Media's digital TV content, being seen by over 125 million households, provides a springboard for future user growth for Q GamesMela and QYOU's other services. The future holds significant promise for this undervalued stock to chart a path toward user numbers and revenues as impressive as the other industry giants on the app growth chart.

Swift adoption rates, such as those shown in the infographic, give retail investors an indication of wider market acceptance which can lead to fruitful investments. Early user growth can also indicate the potential longevity and profitability of a platform, making these fast-growing services particularly attractive investment opportunities.

Find out everything you need to know about QYOU and its exciting growth story now.

Explore more on these topics:




This communication is a paid advertisement. ValueTheMarkets is a trading name of Digitonic Ltd, and its owners, directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents and assigns (collectively the “Publisher”) is often paid by one or more of the profiled companies or a third party to disseminate these types of communications. In this case, the Publisher has been compensated by QYOU Media Inc. to conduct investor awareness advertising and marketing and has paid the Publisher the equivalent of one hundred and twenty five thousand US dollars to produce and disseminate this and other similar articles and certain related banner advertisements. This compensation should be viewed as a major conflict with the Publisher’s ability to provide unbiased information or opinion.


Readers should beware that third parties, profiled companies, and/or their affiliates may liquidate shares of the profiled companies at any time, including at or near the time you receive this communication, which has the potential to adversely affect share prices. Frequently companies profiled in our articles experience a large increase in share trading volume and share price during the course of investor awareness marketing, which often ends as soon as the investor awareness marketing ceases. The investor awareness marketing may be as brief as one day, after which a large decrease in share trading volume and share price may likely occur.


This communication is not, and should not be construed to be, an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security.


Neither this communication nor the Publisher purport to provide a complete analysis of any company or its financial position.

This communication is based on information generally available to the public and on an interview conducted with the company’s CEO, and does not contain any material, non-public information. The information on which it is based is believed to be reliable. Nevertheless, the Publisher does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information. Further, the information in this communication is not updated after publication and may become inaccurate or outdated. No reliance should be placed on the price or statistics information and no responsibility or liability is accepted for any error or inaccuracy. Any statements made should not be taken as an endorsement of analyst views.


The Publisher is not, and does not purport to be, a broker-dealer or registered investment adviser or a financial adviser. The Publisher has no access to non-public information about publicly traded companies. The information provided is general and impersonal, and is not tailored to any particular individual’s financial situation or investment objective(s) and this communication is not, and should not be construed to be, personalized investment advice directed to or appropriate for any particular investor or a personal recommendation to deal or invest in any particular company or product. Any investment should be made only after consulting a professional investment advisor and only after reviewing the financial statements and other pertinent corporate information about the company. Further, readers are advised to read and carefully consider the Risk Factors identified and discussed in the advertised company’s SEC, SEDAR and/or other government filings. Investing in securities, particularly microcap securities, is speculative and carries a high degree of risk. Past performance does not guarantee future results.


This communication contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding expected continual growth of the featured companies and/or industry. Statements in this communication that look forward in time, which include everything other than historical information, are based on assumptions and estimates by our content providers and involve risks and uncertainties that may affect the profiled company’s actual results of operations. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause the actual results and performance to differ materially from any future results or performance expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among others: the success of the profiled company’s operations; the size and growth of the market for the company’s products and services; the company’s ability to fund its capital requirements in the near term and long term; pricing pressures; changes in business strategy, practices or customer relationships; general worldwide economic and business conditions; currency exchange and interest rate fluctuations; government, statutory, regulatory or administrative initiatives affecting the company’s business.


By reading this communication, you acknowledge that you have read and understand this disclaimer in full, and agree and accept that the Publisher provides no warranty in respect of the communication or the profiled company and accepts no liability whatsoever. You acknowledge and accept this disclaimer and that, to the greatest extent permitted under applicable law, you release and hold harmless the Publisher from any and all liability, damages, injury and adverse consequences arising from your use of this communication. You further agree that you are solely responsible for any financial outcome related to or arising from your investment decisions.


By reading this communication you agree that you have reviewed and fully agree to the Terms of Use found here and acknowledge that you have reviewed the Disclaimer found here If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please contact to discontinue receiving future communications.


All trademarks used in this communication are the property of their respective trademark holders. Other than, the Publisher is not affiliated, connected, or associated with, and the communication is not sponsored, approved, or originated by, the trademark holders unless otherwise stated. No claim is made by the Publisher to any rights in any third-party trademarks other than

AUTHORS: VALUETHEMARKETS and Digitonic Ltd and our affiliates are not responsible for the content or accuracy of this article. The information included in this article is based solely on information provided by the company or companies mentioned above. This article does not provide any financial advice and is not a recommendation to deal in any securities or product. News and research are not recommendations to deal, and investments may fall in value so that you could lose some or all of your investment. Past performance is not an indicator of future performance.

ValueTheMarkets do not hold any position in the stock(s) and/or financial instrument(s) mentioned in the above piece. ValueTheMarkets have been paid to produce this piece by the company or companies mentioned above. Digitonic Ltd, the owner of, has been paid for the production of this piece by the company or companies mentioned above.

Sign up for Investing Intel Newsletter