Atlanta based Clever Twist today announces Replace Your Face 2.2, their fun, easy-to-use photo manipulation app for the iPhone and iPod touch. Becoming a star is easier than you might think. Insert a photo of your own face into that of Justin Bieber’s female companion and upload the new pic to Facebook to impress your friends with your newfound celebrity status. Escape the drudgery of everyday life and step into the body of your favorite celebrity, ranging from Lady Gaga to Chuck Norris.
Atlanta, Georgia – Clever Twist today announces that you too can become Justin Bieber’s girlfriend or even Justin Bieber himself with their new app “Replace Your Face” for the iPhone. And so far, iPhone users have gone gaga over the ability to become Lady Gaga and more of their other favorite celebs, as Replace Your Face shot to #1 in the Photography section of the iTunes App Store within 48 hours of its launch.
Becoming a star is easier than you might think. Insert a photo of your own face into that of Justin Bieber’s female companion and upload the new pic to Facebook to impress your friends with your newfound celebrity status. Looking to gain a few man points? Replace Chuck Norris’ face with yours and marvel at your instant man-eating abs and grizzled chest – all with the touch of your finger. With Replace Your Face’s intuitive interface, it has never been easier to ‘replace’ the face of a celebrity with yours and your friends’ faces. With over 150 faces available, you can be anyone from Mister T to Mr. Rogers. Can’t find the right celebrity? Try picking from your favorite decade, funny baby photos, or other unique genres including My Little Pony.
With Replace your Face, resizing photos is a breeze. Just pinching and twisting the image on the screen is enough to splice anybody into Wonder Woman’s shoes. Editing the contrast is just as easy, which makes your photo and the original fit together seamlessly for a more realistic end result. And with the use of text bubbles, you can make your picture worth more than just 1,000 words. Finalized photos have the option of being uploaded to Facebook, emailed to a friend, or saved in the photo library and assigned as contacts.
Replace Your Face At-a-Glance:
* Choose from photos in the Photo Library, Facebook, or from pictures taken by the iPhone’s camera
* Edit pictures from 150 different possibilities: from different celebrities, decades, or genres
* Pictures can be shared on Facebook or through email, or they can be saved onto the device
* Photo effects include text bubbles and contrast adjustments
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 3.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Replace Your Face 2.2 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category, with the ability to purchase more celeb photos within the app.
Clever Twist is an interactive design studio specializing in iPhone application design and development. Owner/Art Director, Jen Gordon and her team of developers bring talent and expertise to the mobile space, aware of the challenges and opportunities mobile devices bring from a usability, design and technology perspective. Copyright (C) 2010 Clever Twist, Inc.. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Sunshine for the Dodgers. Partly cloudy skies for the Cowboys. Rainstorms for the Knicks. Now sports fans and novices alike can track their favorite teams in the same way they’d check the daily weather forecast with the most unique and functional sports app ever created for the iPhone, Discover Motion’s “Fan Misery.”
With football kicking into high gear, baseball heading into the post-season, and the basketball and hockey seasons just around the corner, sports fanatics are stretching themselves thin attempting to follow their favorite teams over four different leagues.
For the sports-obsessed, there is a dire need for the power to track the strengths and weaknesses of their top teams, to check each painstaking statistic from their latest wins, to catch up on the latest trades and signings, and to see what fellow fans are thinking. NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB sports fans, rejoice! The “Fan Misery” app for the iPhone and iPod Touch gives you this power and more.
Fan Misery stands apart from other sports apps because of its one-of-a-kind “Fan Misery Index” (FMI). How does it work? Think of it as like an S&P 500 for your favorite team. The FMI is calculated based on both statistics (the performance of the team on the field) and opinions (the effect of the team’s performance and other factors outside the stadium). Out churns a value between 0 and 10, where 0 indicates the bliss of winning the World Series and 10 represents the misery of losing LeBron and with him, the prospects of taking home that glorious NBA Championship.
“Fan Misery is different because it features statistics that capture what we call ‘fan moments’—events that happen on the field which can infuriate fans or make them ecstatic,” said Jeff Cole, CEO of Fan Misery developer Discover Motion. “It features opinions based on fan votes—in a sense quantifying talk radio and all the opinion-based news sources that we as fans are inundated with. All this tied nicely together by the FMI, something that they can check in on each morning like they’d check their stocks or the day’s weather forecast.”
You don’t have to be a diehard sports fan to enjoy Fan Misery. The easy-to-use interface is straightforward enough for those who don’t know the difference between goaltending and a goalpost. Since weather symbols are used to help users quickly visualize the day’s FMI, anyone can understand that a 1 with all sunny skies is good for a team and a 9 with storm clouds depicts a gloomy outlook for that organization. Fan Misery even includes a “Current Conditions” ticker so that users can view the FMIs of rival teams.
Of course, Fan Misery provides enough options and statistics to keep even the most crazed fans happy and informed. In addition to checking the daily FMI, users can scan the news on their beloved teams in real-time from a variety of national and local sources, track a comprehensive set of interesting statistics after every game, look up game schedules, and gain total insight into opinions swirling around their teams, while voicing their own opinions as well. With Fan Misery, sports aficionados and novices alike can become expert analysts of their favorite teams.
Fan Misery is available for free in the iTunes App Store and includes a free preview team; additional teams, all teams within a certain league, or all teams in all four leagues can be purchased within the app. Fan Misery is compatible with any Apple mobile device running iOS 3.0 or higher. For more information and updates, follow Fan Misery on Twitter or Facebook or visit the Fan Misery website.
About Discover Motion, LLC
An avid Cubs fan raised in hostile Red Sox country, Jeff Cole is the founder and head of Discover Motion, a full-service App and Web development studio based in Carrabassett Valley, Maine, and Boston, Massachusetts.
This week Apple continues to encourage iOS users to consume their news via the iPhone and iPad by prominently featuring news apps in the itunes home page’s “News Stand” section. Next to the usual lineup, CNN, the Wall St. Journal and Time Magazine is a new player. The ‘Marilyn Monroe’ of news, Blancspot is a sexy and modern take on a news industry badly in need of a facelift.
The Apple iPhone is defined by its user experience. “Sleek,” “Sophisticated” and “Stylish” are only some of the words that come to mind when faced with a shiny new iPhone or iPad. Traditionally, national and global news coverage does not have the same sort of adjectives associated with them. Things like “depressing,” “flat” or “biased” are often found more closely tied to how the public views mass news media. Pulling the two together is Blancspot, a revolutionary new way to experience and interact with the news on the iPhone that combines photojournalists elements and solid news reporting with social media and cause activation tools.
The idea has intrigued Apple, which is now prominently featuring Blancspot in the iTunes App Store for the second week running. “We were thrilled at the response we got to Blancspot from Apple,” said Camille LeBlanc, CEO of Blancspot Media. “The idea of Blancspot fits hand in hand with the ideology of Apple, where not only is function paramount, but the entire experience of the user. Blancspot is not just news you read – its news you experience.”
Being on Apple’s good side has its advantages. In the first 24 hours of its release, Blancspot shot to the top five of the best selling news applications, where it stayed for a week. In that time, its sales also landed it the number three position in the coveted top grossing news apps.
The goal of Blancspot is to give consumers a full 360 view of news, allowing them to form their own judgments and become a part of it, either through discussion or active engagement. To do this, Blancspot provides:
Blancspot is currently available for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and to celebrate its successful launch and featuring by Apple has reduced the price to $1.99 for a limited time . An iPad optimized edition of Blancspot is scheduled for a mid September debut. For up to the second headlines and updates, follow Blancspot Media on Twitter @BlancspotMedia, or on Facebook.
About Blancspot Media
Blancspot Media LLC, a privately held, privately financed company headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and was founded in 2009 by Camille LeBlanc, co-founder and former CEO of Roubini Global Economics, a leading macroeconomic information service and strategy firm. The Blancspot team is made up of technology and media veterans whose experience comes from companies such as Yahoo!, Dow Jones, MobiTV, Sega, Apple, Nokia, NBC, and more. The company raised an angel round of funding from private investors led by veteran Hollywood film producer Frank Marshall of Kennedy/Marshall Company.