Snapp is a mobile messaging app that allows users to create emoticons from any picture in a photo gallery, known as Snapcons. The app provides a personalized library from emoticons because, “no one expresses you better than you,” said Douglas Martin, Co-founder of Snapp.
Martin and the rest of the team developed Snapp in late 2011 after noticing the limitations with standard emoticons and emojis. They began development in San Francisco and are now based out of New Orleans because of the growing entrepreneurial and technology community here.
“Snapp brings the world of emoticons, photo-sharing and messaging together in one amazing app, offering users a messaging and social media experience that has never been done before.”
The company is currently seeking funding through an Indiegogo campaign. Snapp has raised $341 of its $25,000 goal. Funding for the app will go towards marketing, building the app development team, and sustaining the app for another year.
Snapp will be coming out in beta this fall and is aiming for an official launch date in early 2014. It will be available on both Android and iOS platforms.
The team said, “Snapp is sure to transform the world of messaging, and we hope you’ll join us in this exciting project.”
Snapp won second place at the InNOLAvation Challenge during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week back in March, a pitch competition designed to highlight minority owned businesses in the city.