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This article was published on July 25, 2013

    Stick around: Loopcam brings giant face stickers to its animated GIF app

    Stick around: Loopcam brings giant face stickers to its animated GIF app Image by: Ingram Publishing
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    Paul Sawers

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    Earlier this year, Japan-based mobile messaging company Line raised more than a few eyebrows when it revealed that it made $17 million from selling stickers during the first quarter of 2013 alone. The likes of Path, Facebook and Viber use stickers too.

    Now, stickers, if you didn’t already know, are large-scale emoticons which are used primarily during instant messaging (IM) chats. But as with anything in life, the only limitations are those imposed by your own imagination.

    With that in mind, we introduce you to Loopcam‘s latest update, as it looks to capitalize on the growing popularity of stickers around the world.

    Loopcam, in a nutshell, is an iOS app that lets users create and share animated GIFs. With version 2.3 that’s hitting the App Store today, however, you can now superimpose stickers across a visage using automatic face-detection technology.

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    So now, in addition to capturing a series of frames stopmotion-style to create a shareable animation, you can make it look truly silly to boot.

    “Being in the center of a highly competitive space drives us to push the boundaries with every step we take,” explains Loopcam CEO Tor Rauden Källstigen. “Learning from the widespread popularity of selfies, our engineers developed an entirely new way to express feelings.”

    Loopcam 2.3 is live now.

    Loopcam | App Store

    Feature Image Credit – Thinkstock