On Monday, it was revealed that two tech entrepreneurs had left Trump’s social media business, Truth Social and that the platform is only now advertising for an engineer to help build an Android app, depriving millions of Trump followers of the opportunity to sign up.
Reuters reported that Josh Adams, the chief of technology, and Billy Boozer, the head of product development, had resigned from their positions.
According to the report, the specific circumstances surrounding the executives’ resignations — or whether they have been replaced or their responsibilities reallocated — could not be determined immediately.
It’s also unclear whether Adams and Boozer are still involved in the company in some form after departing their executive positions.
The departures came after the company’s iPhone app had a rocky launch on February 20. Many users are still on a waiting list, unable to access the portal weeks later.
Former Republican congressman Devin Nunes, the CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group, stated publicly that the business hoped to have the app fully operating in the United States by the end of March.
The company has an iPhone app but none for Android phones, which account for more than 40% of the US market, despite advertising for an engineer to create one.
According to two sources familiar with the firm, the departure of two executives essential to the app launch preparations might jeopardize the company’s development as it strives to prove it can compete with mainstream platforms like Twitter.
‘All bets are off if Josh has left,’ a source claimed of tech chief Adams, who has been dubbed the ‘brains’ behind the platform’s technology.
A source familiar with the company, Boozer also served as product chief, overseeing the administration of the technical infrastructure, design, and development teams. Per an industry observer, Truth Social was installed at a rate of only 60,000 per week in the previous month.