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Yo

A simple app to say "yo" to friends

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        Dan Leveille

        Founder, Equaldex.com

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        Dan Leveille

        Founder, Equaldex.com

        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

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        Ryan Hoover

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        Ha! The simplicity reminds me of WUT. I love stupid simple, why-am-I-using-this kind of apps. Downloading now.

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-05-19 12:18:59 -0700

        Ari Zilnik

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        Ryan Hoover

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        Ari Zilnik

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        Dave Morin

        Co-Founder & CEO, Path

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        Dave Morin

        Co-Founder & CEO, Path

        This app is completely hilarious. One of my favorite finds from last week.

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-05-19 13:02:37 -0700

        Neeraj Thakur

        Marketer | www.neerajt.com

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        Neeraj Thakur

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        Zach Solomon-Beloin

        Community Manager - http://zachsb.com

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        Ryan Hoover

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        Ari Zilnik

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        Ari Zilnik

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        Clark Wimberly

        UX Design, The Zebra

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        Clark Wimberly

        UX Design, The Zebra

        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.

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-05-19 15:04:54 -0700
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        Kris Minkstein

        Founder @ Lamplighter Labs

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        Kris Minkstein

        Founder @ Lamplighter Labs

        This is hilarious. I'm even laughing at it's icon. simplest ever

        yo -> kristofer

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-05-20 06:39:12 -0700
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        Ryan Hoover

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        @moshehogeg shared some easter eggs w/ me on Twitter yesterday:

        - Double tap a username
        - Add the username "YOALL"

        :)

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-05-20 07:34:59 -0700
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        Ryan Hoover

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        Or Arbel

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        Or Arbel

        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: or@justyo.co

        https://medium.com/@YoAppStatus/76e18a2c686c

        Oh and another funny easter egg: try yoing YORANDOM

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-05-22 13:49:40 -0700
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        Ryan Hoover

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        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.

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-05-22 14:07:49 -0700
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        Kris Minkstein

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        Kris Minkstein

        Founder @ Lamplighter Labs

        @orarbel first Yo notification I got scared the sh*t out of me lol

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-05-22 14:45:15 -0700
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        Or Arbel

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        @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! ...

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-05-24 07:29:03 -0700
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        Matt Hartman

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        Matt Hartman

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        love the simplicity -- down to the blank purple icon. yo me at matth

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-05-29 17:13:20 -0700
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        Ryan Hoover

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        I met @orarbel today in the flesh. He was rocking a plain purple t-shirt (aka, Yo schwag). Great chat, Or. :)

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-05-29 18:30:05 -0700
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        Kris Minkstein

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        Or Arbel

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        Or Arbel

        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 ;)

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-06-03 15:07:28 -0700
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        Kris Minkstein

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        Dave Morin

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        Or Arbel

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        Ryan Hoover

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        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. ;)

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-06-17 18:17:09 -0700
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        Or Arbel

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        Thanks @rrhoover! make sure you use Yo://RRHOOVER, typing the 8 characters of your whole username is hard... ;)

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-06-17 18:45:08 -0700
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        Kris Minkstein

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        Kris Minkstein

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        Right on @orarbel ! Still getting a kick out of it and yo'in daily. Great numbers

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-06-18 04:28:48 -0700
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        Ryan Hoover

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        Ari Zilnik

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        Ari Zilnik

        UX Architect, Lab49

        @orarbel amazing work and congrats. @rrhoover I'm always happy to get YOs from you.

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-06-19 05:52:59 -0700
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        Matt Hartman

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        Matt Hartman

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        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.

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-06-19 07:00:38 -0700
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        Ryan Hoover

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        @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.

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-06-19 09:01:32 -0700

        Ouriel Ohayon

        appsfire, CEO

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        Ouriel Ohayon

        appsfire, CEO

        I just launched "YEAH". going to crush it

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-06-19 10:09:13 -0700
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        NUTS

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        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

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-06-19 10:12:43 -0700
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        Mack Flavelle

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        Mack Flavelle

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        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?

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-06-19 10:16:19 -0700
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        Clark Wimberly

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        Clark Wimberly

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        Just registered a brand name an applied for the API. Anyone else using that yet? /cc @orarbel

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-06-19 13:10:22 -0700
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        Or Arbel

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        @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

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-06-19 19:09:19 -0700

        Abe Storey

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        Abe Storey

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        This truly embodies KISS (keep it simple stupid) . Api is a great addition too.

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-06-19 20:49:24 -0700
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        Ryan Hoover

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        Clark Wimberly

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        Clark Wimberly

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        @orarbel no token showed up. Was that coming via email?

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-06-20 05:19:25 -0700
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        Or Arbel

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        Luciano Mammino

        Co-founder & CTO, Sbaam.com

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        Luciano Mammino

        Co-founder & CTO, Sbaam.com

        Downloading it... sound really funny! @rrhoover yo'd you :D

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-06-21 02:29:54 -0700

        Robert Scoble

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        Or Arbel

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        Ryan Hoover

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        @orarbel 2 hour hackathon! Of course. :) Fantastic idea, Or.

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-06-24 22:55:08 -0700
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        Or Arbel

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        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/

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-06-25 10:40:21 -0700
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        Kris Minkstein

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        Dave Morin

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        Abe Storey

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        Abe Storey

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        @orarbel That's awesome! Do you know who is behind that site?

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-06-25 19:02:34 -0700
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        Or Arbel

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        @abe_storey Yeah It's a development company working with the French team, krds.com.

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-06-25 22:04:32 -0700

        Abe Storey

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        @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?

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-06-26 11:03:55 -0700
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        Or Arbel

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        @abe_storey that was made by using only public api, which is a single endpoint and a single callback... amazing...

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-06-26 21:13:46 -0700

        Abe Storey

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        Erik Torenberg

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        Erik Torenberg

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        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

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-06-26 07:22:40 -0700

        Ayelet Noff

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        Ayelet Noff

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        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/#

        Upvote Mark as Maker 2014-07-18 09:20:45 -0700
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        Ryan Hoover

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        Shubham Datta

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        Shubham Datta

        PH Enthusiast | Working on @North_Pine

        New Yo update to v 1.1 includes Link Sharing, Hashtags, and Yo Index (http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/12/yo-grows-up/). Thoughts?

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