Due to the ridiculous simplicity pertaining to 'Yo' app, Stephen Colbert decided to have a little fun cracking jokes about it.
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A new app simply called ‘Yo’ allows mobile users to do one thing. They can send other app users one word - yo... and that’s about it.
Because of that ridiculous simplicity, Stephen Colbert decided to have a little fun cracking jokes about it.
On his Comedy Central show, ‘The Colbert Report’, he said “Now there’s a new app that has expanded the possibilities for communication by drastically reducing them. That’s right, ‘Yo.’… When I first learned about an app that boils down all your communication into two letters, I expressed myself in one: ‘Y?”
The audience got a good chuckle so Colbert went on to say he joined the ‘Yo’ movement when he learned that two-letter greeting only takes a pair of taps on the ‘Yo’ app in comparison to that for rival messaging applications, where it takes 11.
The ‘Yo’ service launched on April Fool’s Day and was originally supposed to be a joke. However the app, which only took 8 hours to create, attracted over 200 thousand users in just 2 days and landed $1 million in funding from investors.
Now, the free and super-basic service is climbing the rankings in Apple’s App Store.