POOL Inc. Announces a New Version of Talking Bird, the Standard and Popular App for Photo Manipulation in Japan,
It Will Be Released Worldwide on Wednesday, September 21st
- At the same time there will be releases of Mosaic Bear, convenient for privacy processing, and the more practical, Mr. About it! -
TOKYO--Pool Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo's Shinagawa Ward, Tomoya Nakamura, CEO), is a company that provides strategic support for projects in the smartphone and social media era and services for content planning, production and development. They are on the verge of simultaneously releasing three types of camera-related apps, Talking Bird, Mosaic Bear and Mr. About it! on the iTunes App Store. All three apps are simple to operate, offer unique manipulations, and can post directly to social media sites.
“When you send and publish photos you've taken, we want to easily create manipulations that will make people chuckle.”
1. Details about Talking Bird
With a concept of easily creating a fun photo in ten seconds, the new version has not only changed the opening and speech bubble part illustrations for the Speech Bubble School, it is now possible to select from among five colors for the speech bubble lines and the font text. It is also possible to send finished photos directly in e-mail, to a Twitter feed or to a Facebook account.
2. Details about Mosaic Bear
Mosaic Bear offers the same feel in use as Talking Bird, allowing anyone to easily apply mosaic filters with Blindfold Parts that can be used on any photo to protect privacy, or to lend a sense of mischievous fun to the photo. Manipulated photos can be sent directly to e-mail, Twitter or to Facebook, together with comments.
3. Details about Mr. About it!
Mr. About it! works in the same way, allowing you to add arrows and descriptions. It is useful as a utility for easily indicating product descriptions, status descriptions, or even indicating the location of a meeting place. Manipulated photos can be sent directly to e-mail, Twitter or Facebook, together with comments.
Announcing a New Release Sale
All three new items, to celebrate their release, will be available at 33% off their list price of US$2.99 and will be sold for US$1.99 until October 31st.
Simultaneous Release of Free Lite Versions with Limited Functionality
Although there will be limitations on the available number of parts, and the color and font changes that can be made in comparison to the full versions listed above, the lite versions can still be used for direct sending of photos without limits.
How to Use
1. Take a photo with a camera, or select an image from an album.
2. Select a part, and use your fingertips to determine the size, position and orientation.
3. Tap on a part to adjust it by entering text for it and changing the color.
4. Save the created image to an album, or send it as-is in an e-mail, to a Twitter feed or to a Facebook account.
Common Basic Information
| Supported Devices:
|| iPhone/iPod touch/iPad with a camera
| Sales Location:
|| App Store/Photos category
| Copyright Notation:
|| Copyright 2011 POOL Inc. All Rights Reserved.
| Production, Sales:
|| POOL Inc.
Background to Development
"When you send and publish photos you've taken, we want to easily create manipulations that will make people chuckle." This series was born from that idea.
People We Would Like To See Use Our Apps
- People who want a photo manipulation app that is different from the effect-type apps.
- People who find decorative-type apps to have too many features and hard-to-use.
From people who know what they want, to those who avoid problematic things, our apps have been designed to appeal to a wide range of people.
POOL iPhone App Introductory Site: www.pool-side.jp/iphone/