Studio Also Updates Flagship JibJab® App, Integrates with Apple’s iMessage
LOS ANGELES — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 13, 2016 — Digital entertainment studio JibJab Bros. Studios (JibJab) today announced two new apps that make text messaging more fun. GomojiTM takes emoji to the next level by turning photos into personalized, animated avatars. Slicker StickersTM offers beautifully produced animated stickers that help consumers express themselves with style in their text messaging conversations. Available today for all iOS 10 devices, Gomoji and Slicker Stickers are directly integrated into Apple’s iMessage, making it easier than ever for consumers to bring smiles and laughter to their digital conversations. Additionally, JibJab’s popular flagship app, which lets people add their selfies to animated GIFs, has been updated to make JibJab directly accessible from within iMessage.
Gomoji: Animate Yourself(ie)
Consumers love to express themselves with emoji, stickers and GIFs. Today, JibJab is taking self-expression through text messaging to a whole new level. The Gomoji app lets people create personalized avatars from their real-life photos using a patent-pending animation technology, and then use those avatars for fun reactions and phrase-based postcards.
- Over 100 free animated reactions and expressions available at launch, with new content added daily
- Gomojis can be saved and shared across messaging apps, email and social networks
- Gomoji can be downloaded for free as a stand-alone app or added as an iMessage extension
Slicker Stickers: Say It With Style
Stickers are quickly becoming a standard way for people to breathe life into their text messaging and add a splash of personal style to their conversations. Slicker Stickers offers consumers a large, highly curated selection of stickers that are designed and animated by some of the best artists in the world.
- Over 500 stickers available, with new content added regularly
- Add as a reaction or drag on top of photos and texts in any conversation thread in iMessage
- Available exclusively as an iMessage extension for iOS 10 devices
JibJab: The Original Smile Maker, Now With New Tricks
Since its introduction in late 2014, the JibJab app has brought tens of millions of smiles to people with its extensive collection of personalized GIFs, eCards and music videos. Starting today, it’s even easier for people to create quick GIFs of themselves, family and friends dancing their way to superstardom. With a new iMessage extension, JibJab laughs are now just a tap or two away from the conversation.
- 1,000+ customizable GIFs; fresh content added regularly
- Create personalized GIFs from directly within iMessage
- Add unlimited number of photos of friends and family
- GIFs are free to create and send; video eCards and music videos require a subscription
“At JibJab, we have always used technology to create content that connects people through laughter,” said JibJab Bros. Studios CEO and co-founder, Gregg Spiridellis. “Gomoji and Slicker Stickers are the first of many products to come that deliver exceptional content for conversations to consumers.”
Hugely popular with consumers for its Starring You® eCards, political satire videos and more, JibJab has long-been at the forefront of mass communications trends, delivering hilarious content that people love to share. JibJab’s political satires lit up email inboxes in a pre-YouTube world. Its personalized dancing elves piggybacked MySpace and Facebook to become a holiday tradition. These newest apps represent the next evolution of the studio, offering consumers new ways to create and share laughter from directly within the most widely used feature on smartphones: text messaging.
Gomoji, Slicker Stickers and the JibJab app are available globally and can be downloaded for free through Apple’s new iMessage App Store, accessible through the iMessage app on iOS 10 devices.
ABOUT JIBJAB BROS. STUDIOS
JibJab Bros. Studios creates content and tools that enrich conversations with laughter. From its flagship JibJab eCards, music videos, and GIFs, to its Gomoji and Slicker Stickers apps, the company has thrived at the intersection of art and technology, surprising and delighting global audiences since its founding in 1999. Based in Los Angeles, California today, the studio is home to over 70 world-class artists, technologists and business people working hard in pursuit of a mission to make billions of people happy.
Cutline Communications for JibJab Bros. Studios