Okay everyone, I’m totally obsessed with this awesome new app called Yello. It’s sort of like a cross between Instagram, Foursquare and Yelp. Finally I’ve found an app that is photo based for locations, rather than status-based. Most of what I do on my personal Facebook page is share photos and check into locations, which is why Yello is perfect for me.
I’m a firm believer in the power of word-of-mouth marketing and I LOVE to share my favorite places, activities, restaurants, etc. with my friends based on my experience. Most of the new product purchases and vacation destination choices I make are based on recommendations and reviews from my friends and fellow bloggers and Yello is an amazing platform for that.
I’ve been flooding the Yello newsfeed with photos from my vacations and excitement from 2013/14. I just downloaded the app last week but I’m absolutely loving it. The app is free and I think it’s going to be bigger than Instagram. If you download the app, make sure you follow me. My username is Cristen Casados.
Yello just launched its 2.0 version and was named one of the top iOS apps by TNW in November.
Yello was founded on a simplistic idea by Daniel Gendelman, to ensure that that each recommendation, whether a sushi restaurant, gastro pub or a donut shop, was based on people he knew, and NOT strangers – especially while traveling.
Yello solely exists to make sharing and the discovery of where to go more efficient, personal, and connected.
You can upload pictures of the places you have been and want to recommend to your followers or search with filters by location and categories, such as food, drink, sleep, art, or entertainment. The best part? The interaction with followers and friends getting up to the minute information via comments to answer questions such as, “What should I get?”, “Do they allow pets?” and, “Did you have to make a reservation?”
Yello’s goal is to have as many stories of people experiencing really awesome things out in the world that they may not have found or captured without Yello. “Early on, it’s already working for many of our first users – those stories are by far the most exciting part of this to us,” says Gendelman.