Useless messaging apps are certainly having a moment, but now, we are seeing a whole new level of unnecessary. First, we had Yo, which only allows you to send one word. Then Yo got hacked and died (or perhaps that is just my wishful thinking.) Then there is Emojli, which allows you to send only Emojis. Now, we have Yo, Hodor, so Game of Thrones fans, and other people who just like saying 'Hodor', are now able to send just the word Hodor to their contacts.
For those of you who don't religiously watch Game of Thrones, Hodor is a character who can only say one word: Hodor. So the app is certainly appropriate, silly, and sure to amuse GoT's masses of die hard fans.
App developer Tyler Hedrick created Hodor in four hours, half the time it took to develop Yo. He told Daily Dot, "I wrote an app called Hodor because Hodoring someone is so much cooler than Yoing someone." We would have to agree.
The app works similar to Yo. You create a username, find friends also using the app through your contacts, and then send them a Hodor. The app also sends an audio clip of Hodor saying, well ... "Hodor." The audio clip is pulled directly from Game of Thrones, so Hedrick may run into some legal issues, as he admitted to TechCrunch: "The sound clip I use for push notifications was taken from the show, so they technically own that, too. I'm not sure what's going to happen, but I assume they would give me a cease and desist before trying to sue me."
Go forth and Hodor:
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