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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
Hey @michaelsayman! I'm impressed.How did you get started on 4 Snaps?Downloading the app now. :)
The story alone deserves more votes.
@byosko - YES! cc'ing @carmeldea (you'll find out why later)
@michaelsayman Did you take the job at FB?
@byosko Yeah well since I'm in high school, I decided to take an internship for the summer. :)
@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!"
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?
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.
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!
Go, @michaelsayman! I knew you had a good story but holy...!!!How a Florida kid’s “stupid app” saved his family’s home and landed him on the main stage at FacebookGreat piece, @carmeldea :)
So impressed with your story and app, @michaelsayman. What was Zuck like in person? :)
@dshan Thanks so much! He was so cool and nice! Really chill and super friendly! :)
hi michael! thank you so much for sharing your story