The Yebo!World app lets you collect the world as you travel it. Your device’s built in GPS matches your location with our vast zone database and gives you points and (later) unlocks achievements as you travel the world.
No, in fact our app does not collect anything at all unless you tap the manual ping button (something you normally don’t have to).
But … there are other apps and system components on your smartphone that collects your location when running. They include most Google apps, Uber, Facebook, Instagram and so on. Whenever any of these apps fetch your location the operating system (iOS) shares this data with all apps that you’ve given Location Services permissions to. And this includes the Yebo!World app.
This way the Yebo!World app does not have to be active all the time and thus does not unnecessarily drain system resources or battery life.
From the start you can collect territories (countries and more), cities, airports and a few special yet to be uncovered zones. In the future you might be able to collect venues like train stations, hotels, museums and more.
We understand that a lot of you want to include all your previous travels in your logbook. We are exploring different ways to make this possible. At the same time it’s important for us that your log is correct and not stuffed with fake data. This means that this process will require some level of proof of previous travel. Exactly what this entails remains to be seen.
Yebo!World is a global virtual company from the start. We do not have any offices or even a fixed work space. Everybody involved is in different places and in many different countries.
The founders of the company are based in Stockholm, Sweden.
Our core team consists of :
Founder, CEO and Product Owner Gunnar L Arneby,
System Architecht & Back End Lead Developer Ulf Hedlund
Apple iOS Senior Developer Rob Dixon.
We also work with freelancers for ie Front End Development and illustrations.
No, not yet, sorry.
Our previous Android app lagged so much behind that we decided to retire it in 2019. When we have the resources and find the right Android developer we will develop a new one.
The idea behind Yebo!World was first conceived back in 2014.
The general development of the server side started in 2016 and in 2017 we had a first generation of the Back End and API up and running. The first (now retired) alpha version of the Android app saw limited release in 2017. The alpha version of the iOS app was released in late 2018 for testing.
The (very) slow progress is due to lack of both time and resources, but also the fact that this is a labour of love rather than just another startup. Also, this pandemic thing hasn’t exactly improved the speed of development 🙂
Yes, we are looking for content contributors for many areas. You can apply to be a Content Manager for a territory (country), a region or a (bigger) city. This ensures that your region gets the cover it deserves.
Not at this time, sorry. We just don’t have the resources for this.
Any other questions? Dont hesitate to mail us at [email protected]