SOURCE: Shots Mobile, Inc.

Shots Mobile, Inc.

April 10, 2014 11:00 ET

Selfie App Shots Reaches 1M Users

New Update Brings People From Around the World Back Into the Picture

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 10, 2014) -

Core News Facts:

  • Shots, the fun, worry-free place to share and see selfies of your friends, recently hit one million downloads and is today releasing a new version on iOS that includes:
    • "Reply Shot" - let's people directly reply to a Shot by embedding their Shot with the original Shot so people can interact more directly through their selfies
    • Language localization in Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish (Mexico)
    • Timeline search - makes search and discovery of new friends easier
  • Founded by John & Sam Shahidi, formerly of mobile gaming company RockLive, Shots Mobile, Inc., created Shots to provide people with a positive place to share and interact with each other without fear of being cyberbullied. The app:
    • Eliminates the negativity found on other platforms by removing photo comments
    • Encourages people to be themselves by not allowing filters, editing or photo uploads from a camera roll
    • Prevents popularity contests by not posting follower count
    • Reduces catfishing by only allowing the use of the front-facing camera
    • Allows for more creative selfies and larger picture range by using a 3,2,1 countdown
  • Shots' community of "Shotties" has grown quickly since its November 2013 launch and engagement is higher than ever:
    • Registered Accounts: 1 million
    • Monthly Active Users: 75 percent
    • Average Time Spent in Shots: 20.53 minutes
    • Demographics: 75 percent of Shotties are females under 24

Quotes:
John Shahidi, CEO and co-founder of Shots
"We've been working tirelessly to create a positive place to share selfies without all the haters and the response so far has been overwhelming. The engagement within the Shots community is unlike anything I've ever seen and it's exciting to be adding new features that will allow for more creativity and interaction, like the Reply Shot. The confidence and excitement we see daily from our 'Shotties' inspires us and we're humbled by their dedication to Shots."

Jim Scheinman, founder and CEO of Maven Ventures
"Maven Ventures is excited to back John and Sam in building this important product. In a world where teens and young adults are assaulted and bullied daily on the new anonymous gossip networks and even on places like Instagram, Shots is a breath of fresh air for them; a place where they can express themselves freely without any drama or negativity."

About Shots:
Shots is a fun, worry-free place to share and see selfies of your friends. Shots is all about authenticity and fosters a safe and positive community for people who want to share. Show your friends what you're up to in the moment without worrying about any haters. No filters, no uploading old stuff and no comments allowed -- so you can be yourself. You can use Shots on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 6.0 or higher. Shots Mobile, Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco and was founded by John and Sam Shahidi, with backing from top Silicon Valley and Los Angeles investors. Download Shots at http://shots.me/app.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Inner Circle Labs for Shots
    Meredith Klee
    T: 415-684-9407
    E: Email Contact