Jun 27, 2016
Avatar-powered messaging app Rawr Messenger has already found a place on iOS, and is now set for an Android release next month.
A bit more about the app (which has a bunch of august investors including Arielle Zuckerberg):
The free-to-use Rawr app, available on iOS (with an Android release scheduled for later in 2016), enables friends to design personalised avatars, through which they can chat to each other by text and, uniquely, interact through hundreds of entertaining animations, expressions, and dynamic emojis. The app’s ‘Globetrotter’ option (modeled as a modern-day equivalent to pen pals) allows random users from all over the world to be paired together and chat anonymously and safely.
Founder and product chief Oskari ‘Ozz’ Häkkinen talks about people looking to communicate. “The face of communication has changed dramatically over the past few years, with consumers increasingly looking for exciting and unconventional ways to talk to each other,” he says. “Rawr will be at the forefront of this shift; allowing people to build avatars which reflect their personalities (or how they aspire to be), and to perform hundreds of unique and entertaining interactions with their friends. As messaging overtakes social media in terms of ubiquity and popularity, we plan to be at the forefront of innovation in the space.”
As noted, the app should be up and going for Android users in early July.