A new anonymous app YAY is sweeping across the Internet like a wildfire. It is a ton more popular than Facebook’s tbh.
Lately two apps have popped up overnight as every teenager’s favorite apps in the United States. One of them is tbh (to be honest), an anonymous app that is iOS friendly for youngsters; and the other one is YAY-To Be Honest (slang, Yes, expressing approval, agree, victory, happiness), the anonymous-social app with positive vibes that has been rising to the top of the charts, for middle and high school students who use both Android and iOS devices.
What’s the difference between these two apps? Which one is better? So a netizen decided to download both apps and give them a try. And the following is his personal experience:
UI difference: Different focus points in the style of the design
1. Play interface: The design in YAY is more interesting; they use more GIFs that are teen likeable, they just nailed it. On the left picture it shows a YAY animated GIF, on the right picture is tbh’s with a regular emoji
2. Home Interface: The design in YAY is more intuitive, everything is found on just one page. The Gems in tbh represent the gender of the user, boys or girls. The design in YAY (the left two pictures) directly displays the information on one page, there is no need to jump to a second page; nevertheless the design in tbh (the last picture) shows that people need to click two times to skip to the next page, the user just wastes more time doing so.
As for the gems received, tbh uses two different color gems to differentiate between boys and girls. YAY just uses one color for the gems. The original idea of tbh is to show a difference between boys and girls, YAY, on the other hand, uses a design interface that already posts the gender of the user, so there is no need of making gems with different colors.
3. Feed Interface: YAY uses a card-style design (left picture), making it more concise and spontaneous. The player felt eager to slide down to keep choosing. Tbh uses a list-style design (right picture), this way is less spontaneous since players can check all the messages at once. YAY, as an additional feature, has a like button for users when they are checking out the votes that people have obtained.
4. Adding friends interface: YAY has an entry called “My friends” (the two pictures on the left). YAY provides more ways for you to add friends. You can invite and add friends from Facebook or scan your followers’ YAY code. You can also use the new feature “Nearby” to add new friends when they are around you. Tbh uses a list design (similar to a phone contacts list) the same experience as mentioned above (the last picture). In YAY the user choices are all fully displayed, this is not the case for tbh, it only shows an “Add friends” list.
5. Me personal Interface: the display interface is different, YAY adds the function of making a screenshot of one’s own votes and the ability to share it on Snapchat; tbh has a list design so the player cannot see it directly.
Besides the evident differences in terms of design, these two products have a clear setting variance, after trying it out, this is his personal point of view:
The Shuffle option in YAY can be used indefinitely, but in tbh it can only be used once. When people are playing with it, the way that the polls are displayed is very different. YAY displays 4 lines and people can see the profile picture of the other people, and after voting the players can see the percentage. After finishing one poll round, the players only have to wait 30 minutes in YAY, but in tbh people need to wait 60 minutes.
Regarding the download data and the users distribution, the player figured out that both have different aims in matters of states in the country and schools:
YAY currently focuses on both Android and iOS users, and tbh focuses only on iOS users. All the schools and states covered over the country are different as well. As YAY is focused on the communication among on both Android and iOS users it eliminated any location restrictions, so it covers every state in America; tbh, on the other hand, is only restricted to iOS users, covering up to all states.
In terms of downloading data, tbh is the first on the chart, but YAY’s growth rate has boosted very quickly.
Among the reviews from YAY users people can find privacy concerns.
In the tbh reviews people can see the following:
– Adding friends inefficiently; add friends review time is too long, players can choose to hide but it doesn’t work
– Privacy: it asks for too much personal information
– Crazy: within one hour users can only poll 12 questions
And now YAY released a new feature: Reaction Story. Reaction Story is an exciting and fun way to interact with others. You can express whatever you are feeling when you get an anonymous vote by taking a pic or a video of that vote and sharing it with whom you choose. You can check the Reaction Story that your friends have posted to their Story over the last 24 hours. Each Snap is a part of people’s Story for 24 hours. Guess who likes you and post it right away!
Combining the experiences mentions above, the player personally thought that both products have a rapid development opportunity in the future. Tbh original users are iOS friendly, YAY’s are mainly from Android devices, users won’t get rid of their first choice, unless one of these competitive apps makes a mistake. The player think the key for succeeding in the future is the steadiness of the users in the platform, and the social relationship between the users. Which one is better, tbh or YAY? Maybe no one will know what will happen in the future, just try and wait.
Company Name: YAY Team
Contact Person: Jim
Phone: (510) 987-9200
Address:San Francisco, California, United States of America
City: San Francisco
Country: United States