Dumbstruck Announces Major Updates for Its Reaction-Based Photo and Video Messaging App

Dumbstruck’s introduction of new tools and improved features enhance users ability to generate creative and entertaining content to share with friends and capture genuine reactions.

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We have been shocked by the success and quick adoption of our app and our main goal over the next several months is to continue introducing disruptive features that drive user downloads and increase engagement levels of all users.

Albany, NY (PRWEB) June 04, 2014

Dumbstruck, an iOS app that serves as an entertainment platform where users can capture reactions to the interesting and engaging photo and video messages shared with friends, announced today the launch of several new features including a complete camera redesign, the ability to upload photos and videos directly from the camera roll, as well as significant editing capabilities including memes, stickers and new filters. By consistently monitoring user feedback and trends within the app, Dumbstruck has been able to quickly develop and release new elements that enhance users’ ability to create entertaining content.

Dumbstruck was first introduced in late 2013 and has already seen huge success after being featured on the Elvis Duran Morning Show as well as being touted as a must-have app by a number of celebrities including Harry Shum from Fox’s hit show, Glee. In just a few short months, the company has seen impressive growth in terms of user downloads and Dumbstruck is looking to keep up momentum by enhancing the user experience and capabilities with its new features.

Now, users can take videos with the phone's camera, or download videos from other websites and apps, and share them via Dumbstruck. Maximum video length was also extended from 6 seconds to 10 seconds, giving content creators greater flexibility in developing Dumbstruck messages. A number of enhanced visual capabilities have been included which feature 36 of the most popular memes for use directly in the app, new paintbrush and sticker features as well as 11 different custom filters. Additionally, there was a major overhaul of the camera design, which was necessary in order to house all of the content and editing features that were added to the app. The result is a major improvement in the aesthetics of the camera.

“Developing and launching Dumbstruck in a matter of two months was an exciting accomplishment for us,” said Peter Allegretti, co-founder of Dumbstruck. “We have been shocked by the success and quick adoption of our app and our main goal over the next several months is to continue introducing disruptive features that drive user downloads and increase engagement levels of all users.”

As social networks, messaging platforms and entertainment outlets continually evolve, Dumbstruck is leading the way when it comes to capturing and sharing human emotions as they relate to reactions. The company is looking forward to continued growth and expanding its services beyond just the average consumer. These new features are the first of many the company expects to make throughout the rest of 2014.

About Dumbstruck
Founded by two University at Albany PhD students, Peter Allegretti and Mike Tanski, and based in Upstate NY’s Tech Valley, Dumbstruck is an iOS app and entertainment platform that captures and shares reactions to photo and video messages. Take a photo or shoot a video, add a caption using text, stickers or filters, press send and wait for your friend to open the message. As soon as the message is opened, a video of your friend’s reaction is automatically recorded and sent back to you. These videos can be shared through Facebook, Twitter, e-mail or text message.

To learn more about Dumbstruck, visit dumbstruck.me or check out Twitter, @dumbstruck, or Facebook at Facebook.com/dumbstruckapp.

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