4 Snaps

Snapchat + Draw Something, an all-new kind of word game.

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Michael Sayman — Teen Entrepreneur, @ Facebook
Hey guys! My name is Michael and I'm a 17 year old kid that made this app called 4 Snaps. I launched it initially last year and since then has gotten over 300,000 registered players! After the app reached the #1 spot on the Top Word Games in the US App Store, Mark Zuckerberg invited me to Facebook and offered me a job!

Today, 4 Snaps is getting a huge update. A complete redesign that focuses on making the game super fun and interactive! With slick and bouncy gestures, fun animations, and jokes all around, this update is the one to look out for! Thanks for checking it out! Hope you guys like it. :D
Ryan Hoover — Product Hunt
Hey @michaelsayman! I'm impressed.

How did you get started on 4 Snaps?

Downloading the app now. :)
Ben Yoskovitz — Entrepreneur, investor & author
The story alone deserves more votes.
Ryan Hoover — Product Hunt
@byosko - YES! cc'ing @carmeldea (you'll find out why later)
Ben Yoskovitz — Entrepreneur, investor & author
@michaelsayman Did you take the job at FB?
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Michael Sayman — Teen Entrepreneur, @ Facebook
@byosko Yeah well since I'm in high school, I decided to take an internship for the summer. :)
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Michael Sayman — Teen Entrepreneur, @ Facebook
@rrhoover thanks!! Well actually I came up with 4 Snaps in a really weird way. My sister was texting her friend and I asked her what exactly she was texting. She was sending her friend pictures and asking her friend to type back what the word was! At that moment, I was like "this has to be an app!"
Ryan Hoover — Product Hunt
Love it. Identify an existing behavior and build for it. :)

@michaelsayman - what's your biggest surprise building 4 Snaps? Have people used it in unexpected ways?
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Michael Sayman — Teen Entrepreneur, @ Facebook
Thanks so much! Yeah, the most surprising thing to me so far was noticing people taking screenshots of their phone, sharing them on Instagram, and showing their "Social" folder that included Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Kik, Instagram, and then they also had 4 Snaps in the same folder! They had considered 4 Snaps NOT a game, but a social network! That was such a shock. I had created a "social network" app without even knowing it.
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Michael Sayman — Teen Entrepreneur, @ Facebook
Just wanted to update everyone... 4 Snaps is now #7 Top US Word Game, #115 Top US Game, #470 Top Overall App Store! Thanks guys!
Derek Shanahan — Pub Strategy @ SuperRewards
So impressed with your story and app, @michaelsayman. What was Zuck like in person? :)
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Michael Sayman — Teen Entrepreneur, @ Facebook
@dshan Thanks so much! He was so cool and nice! Really chill and super friendly! :)
Kevin Li — #NewStuff
hi michael! thank you so much for sharing your story
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