Introducing Takoo, an Infinitely Fun Way to Share Personal Communications

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Images and audio combine for personal creativity in a new mobile app created by Lars Topelmann, a commercial photographer in Portland.

Lars Topelmann Takoo App Creator

Lars Topelmann, creator of Takoo

Takoo opens up an entirely new form of creativity for the world. It’s so simple, it’s just an image plus sound, but it has infinite possibilities for the inventive mind. - Doug Lowell, Portland State University.

Takoo, released for iPhone and available in the App Store, is an application that combines a photo and audio clip into one file that the user can share instantly in a text, email or on social media. Priced at $1.99, Takoo makes sharing unique and personal communications easy and fun for everyone.

“Takoo opens up an entirely new form of creativity for the world. It’s so simple, it’s just an image plus sound, but it has infinite possibilities for the inventive mind. And it fits the world’s need for instant expression,” said Doug Lowell, Advertising Instructor at Portland State University and an expert in mobile apps.

Jeff Selis, Senior Broadcast Producer at Weiden + Kennedy, said, "If Thomas Edison and Nicephore Niepce had a love child, they would name it Takoo!"

The user creates a Takoo by taking a photo with his or her iPhone or choosing an existing photo from their iPhone Camera Roll. Next, the user records audio, which can be the user’s voice, another voice, or anything else that can be recorded in 15 seconds or less. Alternatively, the user can record the audio first and then add a photo.

Sharing is as easy as selecting Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, email or texting from the share window in the app.

“We’re excited about Takoo’s potential, and we can’t wait to see the multitude of ways that people use the app,” said the application’s creator, Lars Topelmann, a commercial photographer in Portland. “Teens will profess their love for each other, photographers will share their images and can add narration, travelers can use it as a talking postcard, parents will have a cool way to keep in touch with their kids and friends can share fun moments together.”

"I love Takoo. I've been using it in many different ways. I send messages to my family and friends to document where I am and what i"m doing. Most of all it is creative and fun," said Barrett McClean, a photographer from Pensacola, Florida.

“We want Takoo to be a fun, new art form for people to communicate with using pictures and sound,” added Topelmann. He introduces Takoo in (what else?) a Takoo.

Visit the Takoo website at http://takooapp.com for a gallery of the world’s best Takoos. Learn how to use Takoo by viewing the how-to video.

Download Takoo in the App Store https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/takoo/id905632201?mt=8

Go ahead, Takoo.

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