Yo

A simple app to say "yo" to friends

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Dan Leveille — Product Marketing Manager, DeviantArt
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...
Ryan Hoover — Product Hunt
Ha! The simplicity reminds me of WUT. I love stupid simple, why-am-I-using-this kind of apps. Downloading now.
Shubham Datta — Working with startups @SurePathCap
New Yo update to v 1.1 includes Link Sharing, Hashtags, and Yo Index (http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/12...). Thoughts?
Dave Morin — 🚀
This app is completely hilarious. One of my favorite finds from last week.
Neeraj Thakur — Marketer | www.neerajt.com
Yo Dawg!
Zach Solomon-Beloin — Community Manager - http://zachsb.com
Yo ;)
Ari Zilnik — UX Designer, Lab49
yo me. zilly.
Clark Wimberly — UX Designer
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.
Kristofer™ — Founder @ Lamplighter Labs
This is hilarious. I'm even laughing at it's icon. simplest ever

yo -> kristofer
Ryan Hoover — Product Hunt
@moshehogeg shared some easter eggs w/ me on Twitter yesterday:

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

:)
Ryan Hoover — Product Hunt
YO, GUYS! Yo's coming out with an API. No joke.

https://medium.com/@YoAppStatus/...
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
Ryan Hoover — Product Hunt
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.
Kristofer™ — Founder @ Lamplighter Labs
@orarbel first Yo notification I got scared the sh*t out of me lol
@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! ...
Ⓜatt hartman — seed investments, betaworks
love the simplicity -- down to the blank purple icon. yo me at matth
Ryan Hoover — Product Hunt
I met @orarbel today in the flesh. He was rocking a plain purple t-shirt (aka, Yo schwag). Great chat, Or. :)
Kristofer™ — Founder @ Lamplighter Labs
Awesome
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 ;)
Ryan Hoover — Product Hunt
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. ;)
Thanks @rrhoover! make sure you use Yo://RRHOOVER, typing the 8 characters of your whole username is hard... ;)
Kristofer™ — Founder @ Lamplighter Labs
Right on @orarbel ! Still getting a kick out of it and yo'in daily. Great numbers
Ryan Hoover — Product Hunt
Getting a lotta love in the tech press today, @orarbel. :)
Ari Zilnik — UX Designer, Lab49
@orarbel amazing work and congrats. @rrhoover I'm always happy to get YOs from you.
Ⓜatt 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.
Ryan Hoover — Product Hunt
@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.
Ouriel Ohayon — appsfire, CEO/ isai (VC) co-founder
I just launched "YEAH". going to crush it
⚡️ — giphy dir. of brand strategy
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
Mack Flavelle — www.hammerandtusk.com
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?
Clark Wimberly — UX Designer
Just registered a brand name an applied for the API. Anyone else using that yet? /cc @orarbel
@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
Abe Storey — Entrepreneur & Growth Marketer
This truly embodies KISS (keep it simple stupid) . Api is a great addition too.
Ryan Hoover — Product Hunt
@orarbel added to our trello board ;)
Clark Wimberly — UX Designer
@orarbel no token showed up. Was that coming via email?
Luciano Mammino — Co-founder & CTO, Sbaam.com
Downloading it... sound really funny! @rrhoover yo'd you :D
Robert Scoble — Futurist, Rackspace
Here is a wrapup of the YO story from my point of view: https://www.facebook.com/RobertS...
So we're having a Yo micro-hackathon. Hope to see you there https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yo-...
Ryan Hoover — Product Hunt
@orarbel 2 hour hackathon! Of course. :) Fantastic idea, Or.
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/
Kristofer™ — Founder @ Lamplighter Labs
@orarbel Haha that is so great
Abe Storey — Entrepreneur & Growth Marketer
@orarbel That's awesome! Do you know who is behind that site?
@abe_storey Yeah It's a development company working with the French team, krds.com.
Abe Storey — Entrepreneur & Growth Marketer
@orarbel Thanks! They did a very good job!
Abe Storey — Entrepreneur & Growth Marketer
@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?
@abe_storey that was made by using only public api, which is a single endpoint and a single callback... amazing...
Abe Storey — Entrepreneur & Growth Marketer
@orarbel Thats awesome!
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...
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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