Decopic: Kawaii Photo Sharing App Gets 500,000 Users In 2 Weeks


Decopic
, a “kawaii” photo editing and sharing app Tokyo-based startup Community Factory developed for iOS and Android, has hit the 500,000 user milestone – in just 2 weeks. According to the company, the app was released on October 19 and reached that user base on November 2.

Community Factory says they followed a multi-platform, multi-language strategy: Decopic is connected to Facebook, Twitter, Mixi, and Sina Weibo and Ren Ren in China. It’s currently available in English, Chinese, French, Indonesian, Japanese, and Korean.

Here’s the geographic user break down:

Decopic is very similar to Snapeee, another kawaii mobile photo service from Japanese company Mind Palette: users can “decorate” pictures with over 300 so-called stamps, frames, text, etc.

It’s available for free:
iOS
Android

Here’s a Decopic promo video:


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