Tap for iPhone and Android lets you ping friends by tapping twice on the phone in your pocket

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Just weeks after the rise of Yo, the app that lets you send a lightweight “Yo” notification to a friend and nothing more, something more terrible has already come along. Tap is a new app for iPhone and Android that lets you send your location or a quick ping to a group of friends by simply tapping twice on your phone. The phone could be on the table, in your pocket, or on a seat in your car. The app is designed to let you quickly ping a friend when you’ve arrived at their house, or when dinner’s ready. Notifications disappear after ten minutes.

The company calls its app “the Snapchat for location,” “the world’s fastest messaging app,” and “four times faster than Yo.” No matter what you want to call it, Tap is just the latest app trying t…

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