The hugely popular and absurdly simplistic is YoI App is already expanding the services that it offers. The company is now adding location services as part of its greeting.
The upgrade was released last week in its version 1.2.2. It lets users send their location (@Yo) by double tapping on a friend’s name. In iOS 8 users can Yo back from the lock-screen without opening the app.
Yo! CEO Or Arbel told The Times of Israel that the new function, ““opens up a whole world of possibilities for both users and service-providers using the Yo API.”
Yo! Stated, “Service providers can now offer their users one-tap location-based solutions to their customers’ needs. Want to know if it’s going to rain where you are? ‘Yo’ a weather service! Want a cab to pick you up? ‘Yo’ a taxi service! It’s that simple – and the applications are limitless.”
Yo! Is also offering a service called “hyperlocal connectivity” which connects users to people on the same WiFi network without ever accessing the Internet. The company says that with YO! on a smart phone, users get high-quality, video/voice calls; share photos, videos, and audio files; and message back and forth quickly and for free… all without ever touching the Internet.