Belarusian developers of iOS apps MSQRD, which created its own technology for tracking persons, which enables you to modify human appearance during video chats in real time, has attracted more than a million dollars of investment. It is reported by Vc with reference to the authors of the program.
The total investment round, closed in February 2016, expressed in dollars and is the “six figures” when assessing the company’s “tens of millions”, said the creators MSQRD. The details of the transaction and the name of the private investor, they refused to disclose.
According to the developers, for the month number of installations of the app increased from 1 million to 10 million. “currently, the app ranks first in App Store in more than 60 countries and is the most popular app in the US App Store, after entering the top three overall and is continuing to grow,” they added.
The company noted that currently the team is looking for server-side C++/Python programmer, mobile developer for iOS and Android, as well as UI-designer and Illustrator.
MSQRD imposes on the face of the user a variety of filters — makeup, moustache or emotions. You can “paint” yourself, for example, huge eyes, Stalin mustache or beard of Conchita Wurst. The app works with photos and videos. It quickly “catches up” facial features and allows you to immediately share the results with friends.
Virusnet the program provided, including the use of famous people. For example, in Russia MSQRD-videos uploaded famous rapper Busta | Noggano, but as the winner of “Eurovision” was made by the soloist of group “Tea for Two” Stas Kostyushkin. This week, the app showed in the show comedian Jimmy Kimmel.
Beta MSQRD for Android developers plan to release in March 2016.