1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads
- Totally anonymous
- Broadcast to 500 random folks in your area
- Possibly stumble across diamonds in the rough
- Signal:noise ratio not so hot
- Visual design needs an overhaul
Anonymous localized social wall
An ever-dynamic graffiti wall
Like scribbling notes on a bathroom stall:
Supreme apps' Yik Yak bestows 'pon all
The power to deign, decry, and enthrall
I've yet to see any poetry on the Barcelona wall; you may get luckier in your current location. Post whatever you like in Twitter-esque quips, and it'll be broadcast to 500 other folks nearby, totally anonymously. Browse through the mish-mash of others' anonymous postings, which tend to range from useful local tips to obscene proclamations. Some of it is fascinating, plenty of it is useless, all of it is very much in the chaotic spirit of a text-based 4Chan.
Like in Reddit, posts can be up- or down-voted. At least in the Barcelona area, this didn't stop the large majority from being little more than noise - but YMMV. The visual design could also use some polishing, although it's far from the main purpose of the app.
I envision Supreme apps' Yik Yak being a runaway success in high schools everywhere, and I admittedly shudder to think of the social implications. Can't stop the flow of information - if you ask me, we're going to see more and more tech in this vein.
News, funny experiences, shout outs, and jokes spread faster than ever through Yik Yak's tight-knit community.
Create quality content and receive upvotes from other members of your community. Be engaged in your community and help decide what's the best through upvotes and downvotes.
Spread the word to grow the herd.
You might notice that our app asks to access your identity. This was necessary in order to support push notifications through Google’s Cloud Messaging for Android (GCM). We promise that we don’t store this information. User privacy is very important to us and we promise that we don’t store or share or make use of this information in any other way.
- Basecamp: Stay connected with your herd on Yik Yak even while away!
- Implementing Material Design in the app's visual language.
- Various bug fixes and improvements.
For more information check out our blog at http://blog.yikyakapp.com/
Stay funky and ride the Yak!
Just saw a community app called Spiral on TechCrunch. Looks awesome! The link is sprlr.com
All my comments disappear, big waste of time
The posts people make up are funny and a little witty, and the community in my area is very kind and entertaining. The only problem is that some people spam every so often just because they like messing around with the OPs.
Basically anonymous twitter and is definitely going to be the next hit app
Seeing as I use it at university, I don't see a lot of the toxic trash people complain about.. Thank god
Deletes comments that are not offensive but allows offensive comments to stay up after being reported. Not as fun as I thought it would be and doesn't refresh on a regular basis. Also so many trolls and bullies.