Yo

A simple app to say "yo" to friends

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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.p...

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          Ryan Hoover

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

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          Ari Zilnik

          UX Architect, Lab49

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          UX Architect, Lab49

          Dave Morin

          Co-Founder & CEO, Path

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

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          Neeraj Thakur

          Marketer | www.neerajt.com

          Zach Solomon-Beloin

          Community Manager - http://zachsb.com

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          Ari Zilnik

          UX Architect, Lab49

          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.

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          Kris Minkstein

          Founder @ Lamplighter Labs

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

          yo -> kristofer

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          Ryan Hoover

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

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

          :)

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          Ryan Hoover

          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/...

          Oh and another funny easter egg: try yoing YORANDOM

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          Ryan Hoover

          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.

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          Kris Minkstein

          Founder @ Lamplighter Labs

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

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          Or Arbel

          @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! ...

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          Matt Hartman

          seed investments, betaworks

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

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          Ryan Hoover

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

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          Kris Minkstein

          Founder @ Lamplighter Labs

          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 ;)

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          Kris Minkstein

          Founder @ Lamplighter Labs

          Dave Morin

          Co-Founder & CEO, Path

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          Ryan Hoover

          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. ;)

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          Or Arbel

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

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          Kris Minkstein

          Founder @ Lamplighter Labs

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

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          Ari Zilnik

          UX Architect, Lab49

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

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          Matt Hartman

          seed investments, betaworks

          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.

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          Ryan Hoover

          @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.

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          Ouriel Ohayon

          appsfire, CEO

          I just launched "YEAH". going to crush it

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          blöndie ✨

          founder, Nutmeg

          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

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          Mack Flavelle

          biz dev, tapstream

          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?

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          Clark Wimberly

          UX Design, The Zebra

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

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          Or Arbel

          @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

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          Abe Storey

          Student Entrepreneur

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

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          Clark Wimberly

          UX Design, The Zebra

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

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          Luciano Mammino

          Co-founder & CTO, Sbaam.com

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

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          Robert Scoble

          Startup Liaison Officer

          Or Arbel

          So we're having a Yo micro-hackathon. Hope to see you there https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yo-...

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          Ryan Hoover

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

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          Or Arbel

          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/

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          Kris Minkstein

          Founder @ Lamplighter Labs

          Dave Morin

          Co-Founder & CEO, Path

          Abe Storey

          Student Entrepreneur

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

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          Or Arbel

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

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          Abe Storey

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          Abe Storey

          Student Entrepreneur

          @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?

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          Or Arbel

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

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          Abe Storey

          Student Entrepreneur

          Erik Torenberg

          Product Hunt

          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-h...

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          Ayelet Noff

          CEO, Blonde 2.0

          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/2014/07/1...#

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          Ryan Hoover

          Ayelet Noff

          CEO, Blonde 2.0

          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...). Thoughts?

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