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A simple app to say "yo" to friends
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All you do is just tap someone's name and it sends them a push notification saying "Yo." There's nothing else to this app, and you can't say anything else other than yo.I saw it posted by Robert Scoble on Facebook and he called it "the stupidest but most addicting app ever." I'm intrigued.If anyone wants someone to test it on, my username is "danlev".From the founder, Moshe Hogeg: "Yo took 8 hours to develop and it already sent over 2M Yo's!!!" https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152414235959655&set=a.18390289654.24496.501319654&type=1&comment_id=10152415262289655&offset=0&total_comments=102
Ha! The simplicity reminds me of WUT. I love stupid simple, why-am-I-using-this kind of apps. Downloading now.
Yo me: rrhoover
This app is completely hilarious. One of my favorite finds from last week.
yo me. zilly.
lol I saw the "username" field when I first opened, and typed in someone else's username (trying to send them a Yo), along with a typo, and managed to register myself in Yo as an errant, in-use username.And no cache clearing on uninstalling seems to fix it. Seriously bummed I won't be yo'ing folks.
This is hilarious. I'm even laughing at it's icon. simplest everyo -> kristofer
@moshehogeg shared some easter eggs w/ me on Twitter yesterday:- Double tap a username- Add the username "YOALL":)
YO, GUYS! Yo's coming out with an API. No joke.https://medium.com/@YoAppStatus/e7f2f0ec5c3c
Yo! I'm Or and I'm the voice you hear when you hear the Yo sound :) I'll be in the bay area in the upcoming week to find the right people to take Yo to the next level. If you are the right person or know one please don't be shy: email@example.com://medium.com/@YoAppStatus/76e18a2c686cOh and another funny easter egg: try yoing YORANDOM
Welcome (in advance) to SF, @orarbel. Care to share your vision for Yo? Clearly you have something bigger in mind than what's revealed on the surface.
@orarbel first Yo notification I got scared the sh*t out of me lol
@rrhoover Thanks Ryan! At this moment I can't disclose all our plans for Yo but I can tell you that Yo is more than just an app that says Yo! ...
love the simplicity -- down to the blank purple icon. yo me at matth
I met @orarbel today in the flesh. He was rocking a plain purple t-shirt (aka, Yo schwag). Great chat, Or. :)
Hey guys, Yo's new version that was just released has some cool stuff.. introducing a new (hidden) feature: Group Yo's!Simply tap + and add JOHN+KIM+.. (no need to add yourself).. Tapping it will send a Yo to everyone in the group and the Yo says: "JOHN+KIM+YOU From YOU"(it's a secret feature don't tell anyone ;)
Rock on @orarbel
Or is the man.
Awesome article by Tim (Financial Times) http://blogs.ft.com/tech-blog/2014/06/yo-the-new-app-that-takes-simple-to-the-extreme/
Nice piece, @tim, and congrats on the early traction, @orarbel."50,000 users have now signed up to Yo and sent a total of 4m messages – 2m of which were in the last month."cc @gregisenberg @davemorin I think it's time I add my Yo username (rrhoover) to my email signature. ;)
Thanks @rrhoover! make sure you use Yo://RRHOOVER, typing the 8 characters of your whole username is hard... ;)
Right on @orarbel ! Still getting a kick out of it and yo'in daily. Great numbers
Getting a lotta love in the tech press today, @orarbel. :)
@orarbel amazing work and congrats. @rrhoover I'm always happy to get YOs from you.
Most of my Yo friends are at work, so I find myself using it to let people know a meeting's ready to get started, or to quickly ping someone to come join a meeting. I've also received them as pings to follow up on an email if it needs attention more urgently. Now I'm waiting for @rrhoover to use the new Yo API to make a ProductHunt account that Yo's me any time a product hits above, say, 100 upvotes. That's something ephemeral -- I'll take a look if I'm at my desk, or look later, but I wouldn't want that type of alert persisting/cluttering my email. A Yo would be great, though.
@MattHartman Yo's been getting a lot of flack since announcing its $1M raise yesterday. While it's simple and silly, you bring up interesting use cases and utility that could emerge as the product changes.Also, major h/t to @danlev for scooping Yo early. @ajs from Business Insider just published Here's What Every Major Silicon Valley Investor Is Using To Find The Next Big Thing.
I just launched "YEAH". going to crush it
Gotta love the rise of the one-tap-wonder apps...not surprising as it's ridiculously easy to build these days (8hours!)yo me > thejulielogan
It seems to me that this is the genius of the OLD (desktop) facebook Poke set free from that network. It can mean anything to anybody- the ambiguity is where the power comes from. Though the potential of anybody building on the API seems to make it more useful, I wonder if it doesn't end up killing the spirit of the Yo, because assumedly in all those third party use cases it becomes a very specific signal, all ambiguity is lost. Also at what point does your Yobox just become another inbox to ignore?
Just registered a brand name an applied for the API. Anyone else using that yet? /cc @orarbel
@clarklab you got the token right? @rrhoover how's the Yo integration with Product Hunt coming up? would love to get a Yo From PRODUCTHUNT
This truly embodies KISS (keep it simple stupid) . Api is a great addition too.
@orarbel added to our trello board ;)
@orarbel no token showed up. Was that coming via email?
@clarklab you got it right?
Downloading it... sound really funny! @rrhoover yo'd you :D
Here is a wrapup of the YO story from my point of view: https://www.facebook.com/RobertScoble/posts/10152497723004655
So we're having a Yo micro-hackathon. Hope to see you there https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yo-hackathon-2-letters-2-hours-ready-set-yo-tickets-12071296573
@orarbel 2 hour hackathon! Of course. :) Fantastic idea, Or.
Amazing website the French team in the world cup made where you can Yo them to support and it shows LIVE Yo's ! http://yoequipedefrance.fr/
@orarbel Haha that is so great
Yo for life!
@orarbel That's awesome! Do you know who is behind that site?
@abe_storey Yeah It's a development company working with the French team, krds.com.
@orarbel Thanks! They did a very good job!
@orarbel Also was wondering Or, was that all made available with the api or did they add custom functionality which goes beyond the current Yo api?
@abe_storey that was made by using only public api, which is a single endpoint and a single callback... amazing...
@orarbel Thats awesome!
I interviewed Or, founder of Yo, about the inspiration for Yo, monetization opportunities, and vision for what Yo might become. Listen in, yo :) https://soundcloud.com/product-hunt/product-hunt-radio-interview-w-or-arbel-ceo-of-yo
Last week, the Yo team and I did a mega media tour in San Francisco.We were asked time and time again: How did Yo go viral so quickly and how did you get all that media attention? So during my 18 hour flight back home I wrote the most detailed account to date of how it all happened step by step. Here's how it all went down:http://venturebeat.com/2014/07/18/how-yo-became-one-of-the-most-viral-apps-of-all-time-step-by-step/#
Timely, @ayeletnoff. Betaworks / @borthwick just announced their investment in Yo. @ajs reports that @petecashmore also put money in.
@rrhoover Correct :-) http://thenextweb.com/insider/2014/07/18/new-mobile-expression-yo-confirms-seed-stage-funding-pete-cashmore-betaworks/
New Yo update to v 1.1 includes Link Sharing, Hashtags, and Yo Index (http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/12/yo-grows-up/). Thoughts?