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At Yapp, our mission is to empower people to interact and express themselves.  We aim to do this by democratizing the creation of mobile apps so that anyone – even if they lack technology or design skills or resources and time – can create a mobile app for parts of their lives that matter to them. 

Yapp was founded by Maria Seidman and Luke Melia. A recent transplant to NY, it was Maria’s turn to organize her WINY Group.  Frustrated with the email spamming and Facebook posts, she scoured the web for an easy way to create a good-looking mobile application.  When she couldn’t find one, she created Yapp.  No stranger to apps, before starting Yapp, Maria launched and ran a variety of businesses (include mobile) in her role as Head of Business Development and New Business Incubation for Warner Bros. Digital.

After more than a decade of building products for women (as Director of Technology at Oxygen) and groups (as CTO and GM of WePlay), when Luke heard about Yapp he instantly grasped the vision and plotted to create a Yapp for the Gotham Ruby conference, his volleyball team, his kid’s birthday, his Family reunion…
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Key People/Management at Yapp

Maria Seidman

Maria Seidman

CEO & Co-Founder
Luke Melia

Luke Melia

CTO & Co-Founder
Ray Cohen

Ray Cohen

Chris LoPresto

Chris LoPresto

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Yapp Office Locations

Yapp has an office in New York
New York, NY, US (HQ)
366 Amsterdam Ave #230
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$1 m

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10 years ago

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Yapp News and Updates

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Yapp Blogs

[Heads Up] We’re Sunsetting the Invitation and Information Pages

We’re gearing up to launch a whole set of new mobile app features and as we do, we felt a little housekeeping was in order first. Since our Rich Text page has more functionality than our Information and Invitation pages, we decided to sunset our Invitation and Information pages. Why an Invitation Pa…

32 Mobile Phone Jokes That Are Sure to Make You Smile

Mobile phones have changed the way we communicate. Mostly, it’s been a great tool for communicating with family, friends, and coworkers. But every now and then, communication breaks down. This is especially true when people have different communication styles. When communication breaks down, people …

7 Thoughtful Steps for Hosting a Virtual Event or Conference

There are instances when you may want to host a virtual event or conference over an in-person event. It may be a part of your planned strategy, or because your offline function was affected and is at risk of being canceled, or needs to switch to a digital format. For example, with COVID-19, many eve…

[Heads Up] We’re Sunsetting the Crowd Pics and News Feed Pages

We hear all the time how much people love sharing photos and interacting with each other with Yapp. We also hear how critical Yapp is for communicating important updates to attendees. We’ve been thinking a lot about these two aspects of our product and we have big plans! Before we can roll out these…

How to Get the Most Out of Your Mobile Event App Year-Round

Planning an event or annual conference is a lot of work, and building your mobile event app is only a small part of that. Often, people don’t think about building an event app until close to the actual date.  As more people ditch paper programs to go green, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting [……

New Features! Richer Profiles, Dynamic People Lists & Profile Claiming

New! You can now create richer profiles with dynamic people lists & profile claiming! Richer Profiles  You asked for it and we listened. Today, we are pleased to announce even more ways for users to connect with richer profiles. We’ve taken what we built and added more fields providing a richer,…
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Yapp Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Yapp founded?

    Yapp was founded in 2011.

  • Who are Yapp key executives?

    Yapp's key executives are Maria Seidman, Luke Melia and Ray Cohen.

  • How many employees does Yapp have?

    Yapp has 5 employees.

  • Who are Yapp competitors?

    Competitors of Yapp include QuickMobile, Conference Compass and Hooked.

  • Where is Yapp headquarters?

    Yapp headquarters is located at 366 Amsterdam Ave #230, New York.

  • Where are Yapp offices?

    Yapp has an office in New York.

  • How many offices does Yapp have?

    Yapp has 1 office.