WYD (What You Doing)

Emoji maps ๐Ÿ—บ๐Ÿ“

WYD is a beautiful maps app that simplifies how you find new places. With WYD, search for places by emojis with just one tap. Categories include restaurants, cafes, bars, activities, landmarks, and more.

Make a reservation, get directions, or send to a friend. We also integrate with Instagram so that you can find the best pics for each place ๐Ÿ“ธ.

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Will Over
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  • Will Over
    Will OverSoftware Engineer
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    Awesome UI

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    How long will apple let you keep the app up for?

    Cool concept, have a look at the speculation with Apple at the moment as this will have very big impact on your design. They're rejecting apps when in review for the use of Emoji's in app.

    Will Over has used this product for one day.
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Jason Buchel
Jason BuchelMaker@jhbuchel ยท Founder of WYD
Hi everyone! Hereโ€™s a bit about why I created WYD. The problem I noticed was that every time I used current map applications, the user interface felt clunky and photos were sometimes outdated. Iโ€™d find myself opening Google/Apple Maps, followed by Yelp, and finally Instagram. And then Iโ€™d take a screenshot and send it to a friend. Overall the experience felt disjointed. I wanted to easily visualize places nearby and have access to all the information I needed within one app experience. Solution ๐Ÿ’ก: I thought if I use emojis, I could create a clean user interface that solves these problems and is way more fun. So I created WYD and started thinking of all the different places emojis represent. I looked into restaurants ๐Ÿ” ๐ŸŒฎ ๐Ÿœ , museums ๐ŸŽจ , activities ๐Ÿ’ช ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ, the list goes on (and is longer than you think! ๐Ÿ˜œ). You can currently access 32 emojis from the quick search, and the rest are integrated and matched via search text. I'm hoping in the next phase this will expand and be customizable. You can also check out Yelp reviews, make a reservation, get directions, or send a place / chat with friends ๐Ÿ‘‹ ๐Ÿ’ฌ Best but not least, I found a way to connect each place with their tagged Instagram pics, giving you access to much higher quality images with just one tap ๐Ÿ“ธ ๐Ÿ™†โ€โ™‚๏ธ. This SERIOUSLY boosts productivity! WYD's goal is for you to find new places in 5 seconds or less, and have fun while doing it. ๐Ÿ—บ ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽ‰ Let me know if you like it!! Thanks to my family and friends who supported me as I 1) learned how to code this year and 2) created this app.
Andrew Urbaล„ski
Andrew Urbaล„ski@jedrzejurbanski ยท Sheetsu
US only? Couldn't not find it in AppStore ๐Ÿ˜ฟ
Jason Buchel
Jason BuchelMaker@jhbuchel ยท Founder of WYD
Hi @jedrzejurbanski. We are starting with US only for this initial release. Definite plans to release in additional countries in the next update. You can subscribe on our product hunt page and I will notify you as soon as it becomes available๐Ÿ˜Š Link here: https://www.producthunt.com/upco...
Andrew Urbaล„ski
Andrew Urbaล„ski@jedrzejurbanski ยท Sheetsu
@jhbuchel Thanks, I subscribed. I like the idea of searching by emojis. Have you thought about letting other people help you build it? Just like Levels did with https://hoodmaps.com/.