Facebook Launches Hey, A Disruptive Simple App

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Hey.

Only 2 days after launching Slingshot, Facebook announced a brand-new mobile app: Hey. According to inner sources, Hey was designed and coded overnight by Mr. Zuckerberg himself. It’s dead simple: click on a friend’s name and he instantly receives a notification saying “Hey” from you. Hey. That’s all.

 

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The Silicon Valley tech scene welcomed the new product with both enthusiasm and puzzlement. “So simple! 2 taps only, why didn’t we think about this before?” claimed Jonathan, a Facebook employee who was previously working on the Graph Search. However, some people apparently don’t see the immediate need for such product: “Do I really need an app for that? Nope, I’ll definitely stick to emails to send “Hey” to friends.” And others questioned its informality: “What if I want to simply say “Hello” to my boss? “Hey” would get me into trouble…”.

There’s probably some room for additional features indeed, but there’s no doubt that Facebook’s disruptive mindset will still impress us for many years to come.

27 Responses

  1. trapper says:

    Someone actually made the Yo app shirt! haha brilliant! http://teespring.com/yo-shirt

  2. Tag & See says:

    What’s lesser than less is more? “Nothing”. That’s why we created the first mobile app experience without mobile app. It lets you imagine what our app would do, without ever having to launch it on your smartphone, since it doesn’t exist. It’s an unprecedented, seamlessly tapless way of expressing who you are as a hipster.

  3. Thapelo says:

    I always knew that Zuck is a Genius

  4. Meidan says:

    It seems like Facebook copied YO.

  5. Kaung Ko says:

    isn’t Yo app already use this feature? why “So simple! 2 taps only, why didn’t we think about this before?” :S

  6. Sanjid says:

    One step ahead of Facebook. I created an app that sends nothing to friends. You don’t even have to install it.

  7. Tony says:

    I have been trying out the “in person” app. I call friends on the phone and ask if they might be interested in hanging out, together, in person? Most of them appear confused at first but after checking out my social media screen name they have a faint recollection as to who I am. While none have taken me up on my offer yet I hold out hope someone will.

  8. warlock says:

    hey u all dumdasses! this whole site is a GAG! :D

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