Lark Suite
Other namesFeishu
Original author(s)Lark Technologies Pte. Ltd.
Developer(s)ByteDance
Initial releaseApril 2019; 5 years ago (2019-04)
Written inDart
EngineFlutter[1]
Operating systemiOS, Android, MacOS, IPadOS, Microsoft Windows
Available in3 languages
TypeCollaborative software
LicenseProprietary
Websitelarksuite.com Edit this at Wikidata

Lark Suite is an enterprise collaboration platform developed by ByteDance and first released to the public in 2019.[2][3][4][5]

Lark and its China-only equivalent Feishu ("flying message") operate independently of one another and store user data separately (Lark in Singapore, Feishu in Beijing).[2]

History

Lark was developed by Lark Technologies Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of ByteDance, based in Singapore,[2] and was originally developed as an internal tool.[6]

In November 2018, Lark became ByteDance's internal communication and collaboration platform.[7]

In April 2019, Lark became available in overseas markets.[7]

In March 2020, ByteDance prepared to release a "Google-like suite of office collaboration tools" (referencing Google Workspace) focusing on cloud-based file management and document and spreadsheet editing.[2]

In April 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lark made its service available for free across Southeast Asia.[5]

References

  1. ^ "ByteDance - Building for any Screen with Flutter (Flutter Dev Story)". Flutter Youtube Channel. May 19, 2022. Retrieved June 30, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d Huang, Zheping (March 9, 2020). "ByteDance to Launch Google-Like Work Tools During Outbreak". Bloomberg News. Retrieved July 22, 2020.
  3. ^ Mandavia, Megha (April 1, 2020). "ByteDance makes its remote-work app Lark free in India". The Economic Times. Retrieved July 22, 2020.
  4. ^ Mirza, Jibran Ali (April 3, 2019). "Report: Bytedance takes online collaborative suite Lark overseas". S&P Global. Retrieved July 22, 2020.
  5. ^ a b Sheth, Hemani (April 3, 2020). "Lark offers digital collaboration tool for free in India owing to lockdown". Business Line. Retrieved July 22, 2020.
  6. ^ Sternlicht, Alexandra (April 15, 2024). "Some ex-TikTok employees say the social media service worked closely with its China-based parent despite claims of independence". Fortune. Archived from the original on April 15, 2024. Retrieved April 15, 2024.
  7. ^ a b Xu, Tony (April 3, 2019). "Bytedance officially launches productivity tool Lark". TechNode. Retrieved July 22, 2020.