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February 05, 2014 08:00 ET

SKIT! Releases Photo Animation App to Google Play

The Animated Video App That Adds Creative Innovation to Video Personalization Now Available to Both iOS and Android Users

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Feb 5, 2014) - SKIT! (http://www.skitapp.com) today announced the release of its popular comedic photo animation app to Android users, via both Google Play and Amazon's App Store. Developed by former Electronic Arts animation technical director Robin Johnson and Max Woon, a founder of Xfire, the android app takes creative expression to the next level -- with drawings, animated text, visual fx, and photos that actually "move" -- to incorporate in personal animated videos right on your tablet.

"Other apps focus on manipulating photos with baked-in graphics. The result is a single frame static message. With SKIT!, photos come to life with motion: they breathe and walk, stickers animate, and FX are cinematic. The best part, every story shared can be continued or remixed by the viewers -- nothing is baked-in, which unlocks a really fun form of collaborative creativity," said SKIT! Co-founder Robin Johnson. "Animation is such an expressive and beloved medium, but traditionally very complicated. SKIT! makes it tap-and-drag simple, so that anyone can tell their story."

SKIT! also provides a second component to their creative platform: fan engagement; brands are featured in SKIT! to be utilized in the video personalization process. For the first time ever, users can express their love for a brand their own unique way -- through remixable stories they create and share on SKIT!. Prior updates include a social entertainment component allowing users to follow other users, create profile pages and comment on their animations. The android app is free to download from the Google Play Store.

Other highlights of this SKIT! release include:

  • Personal profiles that showcase your Skit count, followers and more
  • Hundreds of free stickers, characters, and props.
  • Faster, easier sharing
  • Viewing followers, views, likes, and Re-Skits
  • New video tutorials
  • Beautiful new graphics
  • Importing your Facebook pics, or album photos.
  • Posting on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, or send privately via e-mail.
  • The Valentine's Crush Skit event, with beautiful love-themed backgrounds, card templates, competitions, and exclusive items to SKIT! and share.

"I'm thrilled to bring the excitement of collaborative storytelling to our loyal Android fans. This release is our best ever, and I can't wait to see what they create!", said SKIT! Co-founder and CEO Robin Johnson.

SKIT! is now available for free download in the Google Play store: http://skitapp.com/iswctgoogle/.

About SKIT!

Cultivated with a deep background in storytelling, gaming and social networking, SKIT!, created by the team at Storytime Studios, is the collaborative storytelling platform, revolutionizing how we express ourselves through media. SKIT! the innovative and creative iPad/iPhone app also provides the perfect platform for fans to engage with brands through power of storytelling. Fans can create and personalize animated videos featuring the brands they love, and then share with friends across social networks, creating organic fan-driven brand advertisements. The platform is rapidly expanding and Storytime is currently evaluating proposals for deep branded engagement experiences based on the SKIT! Platform.

The concept for SKIT! started when co-founders Max Woon and Robin Johnson met in front of a whiteboard in Santa Monica, California in late 2012. In 2013 the SKIT! was accelerated by both TechStars and Warner Bros. Media Camp, and launched in July at Comic-Con. To check out SKIT! for free visit http://www.skitapp.com.

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