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4 Snaps

Snapchat + Draw Something, an all-new kind of word game.

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    Michael Sayman

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    Michael Sayman

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    Hey guys! My name is Michael and I'm a 17 year old kid that made this app called 4 Snaps. I launched it initially last year and since then has gotten over 300,000 registered players! After the app reached the #1 spot on the Top Word Games in the US App Store, Mark Zuckerberg invited me to Facebook and offered me a job!

    Today, 4 Snaps is getting a huge update. A complete redesign that focuses on making the game super fun and interactive! With slick and bouncy gestures, fun animations, and jokes all around, this update is the one to look out for! Thanks for checking it out! Hope you guys like it. :D

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    Ryan Hoover

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    Hey @michaelsayman! I'm impressed.

    How did you get started on 4 Snaps?

    Downloading the app now. :)

    Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-04-29 05:12:14 -0700

    Ben Yoskovitz

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    Ben Yoskovitz

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    The story alone deserves more votes.

    Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-04-29 07:29:17 -0700
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    Ryan Hoover

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    @byosko - YES! cc'ing @carmeldea (you'll find out why later)

    Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-04-29 07:38:06 -0700

    Ben Yoskovitz

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    Michael Sayman

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    Michael Sayman

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    @byosko Yeah well since I'm in high school, I decided to take an internship for the summer. :)

    Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-04-29 11:12:29 -0700

    Michael Sayman

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    @rrhoover thanks!! Well actually I came up with 4 Snaps in a really weird way. My sister was texting her friend and I asked her what exactly she was texting. She was sending her friend pictures and asking her friend to type back what the word was! At that moment, I was like "this has to be an app!"

    Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-04-29 11:14:09 -0700
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    Ryan Hoover

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    Love it. Identify an existing behavior and build for it. :)

    @michaelsayman - what's your biggest surprise building 4 Snaps? Have people used it in unexpected ways?

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    Michael Sayman

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    Thanks so much! Yeah, the most surprising thing to me so far was noticing people taking screenshots of their phone, sharing them on Instagram, and showing their "Social" folder that included Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Kik, Instagram, and then they also had 4 Snaps in the same folder! They had considered 4 Snaps NOT a game, but a social network! That was such a shock. I had created a "social network" app without even knowing it.

    Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-04-29 14:21:20 -0700

    Michael Sayman

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    Michael Sayman

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    Just wanted to update everyone... 4 Snaps is now #7 Top US Word Game, #115 Top US Game, #470 Top Overall App Store! Thanks guys!

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    Derek Shanahan

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    So impressed with your story and app, @michaelsayman. What was Zuck like in person? :)

    Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-04-30 17:56:49 -0700

    Michael Sayman

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    Michael Sayman

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    @dshan Thanks so much! He was so cool and nice! Really chill and super friendly! :)

    Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-04-30 22:42:09 -0700

    Kevin Li

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    hi michael! thank you so much for sharing your story

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