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Wacom has just announced Bamboo Loop, its second app for the Android platform. Bamboo Loop marries creative photo-sharing with messaging, meaning that photographs taken on a smartphone can be illustrated and personalised with drawings, scribbles, cartoons and words and forwarded to a friend, family member or colleague. Available for free download from Google Play, Bamboo Loop also offers a gallery of photo filters and shapes that can be extended by purchasing additional style packs at the price of £ 0.69. Available style packs include seasonal themes (e.g summer), art paper, candy, pattern, fun, and vintage. The app offers support for the Bamboo Stylus, a pen which can write comfortably on tablet displays.
Wacom Press Release
Bamboo Loop goes Android
Wacom´s app software group releases creative photo-sharing and messaging app for Android smartphones
30th July 2013 - Today Wacom announces its second app for the Android platform. Bamboo Loop marries creative photo-sharing with messaging, meaning that photographs taken on a smartphone can be illustrated and personalised with drawings, scribbles, cartoons and words and forwarded to a friend, family member or colleague.
By using Bamboo Loop ‘Wish-you-were-here’ messages or birthday greetings for example, become very personal and simple creative artworks. These ‘digital cards’ can then be returned by the recipient with a comment, a smiley face or a drawing, so a card can ‘loop’ back and forth. It can also be shared on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Google +.
Unlike many apps in which a photo is added separately to a text message, in Bamboo Loop photos take centre stage and can be illustrated and personalised with the built-in editing tools. Sketch, scribble or write on the photo with a finger or a Bamboo Stylus, loop it back to the creator, send it on to someone new or share it with social networks. Everyone can be creative.
Available for free download from Google Play, Bamboo Loop also offers a gallery of photo filters and shapes that can be extended by purchasing additional style packs at the price of £ 0.69. Available style packs include seasonal themes (e.g summer), art paper, candy, pattern, fun, and vintage.
Bamboo Loop was successfully launched for iPhone in May 2013 and can now also be downloaded for Android smartphones. Following Bamboo Paper, Bamboo Loop is the second app by Wacom that gets released for the increasingly popular Android operating system. Bamboo Paper is a highly successful app for note taking and sketching on iPad and selected Android smartphones by Samsung.
In order to get an idea of look and feel of Bamboo Loop and the latest information on and around the app, please see the website: http://bambooloop.wacom.com or have a look at the video http://vimeo.com/66409037 and share your favourite cards made with Bamboo Loop with us on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.
Wacom Europe GmbH is a subsidiary of Wacom Company, Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange 6727). Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. Wacom’s vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world’s leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays, and digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom’s intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality. Millions of customers are using its cordless, battery-free, pressure-sensitive pen technology.
The company also offers its products as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers serving incremental markets. Wacom’s interface technology, called Wacom Feel IT Technologies, is also offered as an integrated solution to strategic partners. Most Tablet PC manufacturers count on the advanced features and reliability of the brand to deliver a superior user interface experience.