YOWO is a new software platform that aims to connect flexible and remote-working professionals with cafés, restaurants and bars during their off-peak times. Throughout Auckland, venues can now sign-up to be a part of the programme that will increase trade during quiet times through remote workers looking for a space to work from.

According to a survey carried out by Pure Profile in November of last year, half of New Zealanders have access to or are currently working flexibly. YOWO gives Auckland cafés, restaurants and bars direct access to connect with those looking to work in a comfortable space. Sean Kilner, from YOWO, said that the platform would be a win-win for both workers and venues alike.

“YOWO is a great marketing platform for venues and will help drive footfall during quiet periods when their spaces are underutilized. It will also give venues a way to increase revenue through monetizing bookable meetings spaces and selling catering packages. Equally, YOWO users will be able to base themselves at a range of cool venues that have a bit of buzz for their working day, knowing they’re welcome and won’t be encouraged to move along.”

“Best of all, there’s no cost for venues to sign-up to be a part of YOWO, so it’s an easy call.”

To sign up for YOWO, register at Currently, YOWO is available to the wider Auckland region, with plans to roll-out nationally coming later this year.