YAM

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Michael ChoMaker@michael_cho · Cofounder, YAM
TechCrunch just featured us! Woot! http://tcrn.ch/2fS9lrL
Michael ChoMaker@michael_cho · Cofounder, YAM
Thanks for hunting us @bramk! This is actually our 3rd attempt with a Video Q&A app. The first two apps didn’t go anywhere but we kept iterating and really poured our heart and soul into YAM. Things really got started when I tried giving my first Reddit AMA (about surviving my plane crash). I thoroughly enjoyed that experience but thought some of the questions are better answered with videos. Along the way while we experimented with our prototype, we heard about this app called Fenda (an audio Q&A app) that went viral in China. It pioneered a very interesting incentive scheme where users not only get paid for answering questions, but also for asking them. We really liked their model. So we adopted it, added our own spin on it and we’re super stoked to share our “baby” with the PH community today! (read our backstory on Medium here). As makers, I guess we all know how tough it can be to build stuff that people will love. And yet we all keep going at it cos of some “true north”. In our case, we kept trying because through YAM we allow stories like this (from an English teacher in Aleppo, Syria) to be told. Look forward to all your comments/feedback! Stay hungry, stay foolish!
Ramsay BrownHiring@ramsay_brown · CoFounder @ UseDopamine.com
@michael_cho Congrats dude! Can't wait to see the app grow!
Michael ChoMaker@michael_cho · Cofounder, YAM
@ramsay_brown thanks dude! thanks for ur encouragement these past few weeks! means a lot for us :)
Bram Kanstein (@bramk)Hunter@bramk · @nocodemvp | @startupstash (Acquired)
Active in the same space as Justin Kan’s Whale, YAM is an app that gets you paid to answer questions by video. Unlike Whale where the Answerer sets the asking price, in YAM it’s the Asker who offers a price (could be free as well) along with the question. Then it’s up to the Answerer whether to answer the particular question. Every video answer has a free preview for the 1st half of the video; and it costs only $0.05 to unlock the rest of the video. @michael_cho can tell you more!
Matt MayberryHiring@mattmayberry · Making Apps Addictive @ UseDopamine.com
I had the pleasure of trying YAM a few weeks ago and was blown away with the UX, concept, and execution. Michael has built a great product and I'm really excited to see where he takes it. Great work!
Michael ChoMaker@michael_cho · Cofounder, YAM
@mattmayberry Thanks for the shoutout dude! Really appreciate it! I dig what you guys are doing at Dopamine too! So Dope! Definitely looking to plug into the power of Dopamine into our next version release!
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Ironically (because this is in the same space as @justinkan's Whale), I can't stop seeing the Y Combinator logo in YAM's app icon. 😊
Michael ChoMaker@michael_cho · Cofounder, YAM
@rrhoover haha! you are right! I didn't realize it but now that you mentioned it, it's really like YC logo (except for the blinking lights) :)
Michael ChoMaker@michael_cho · Cofounder, YAM
@rrhoover @justinkan would love your feedback on YAM :)