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Our mission is to make your everyday communication fun and exciting. Surprise your friends with your new look on videos and selfies.
Our mission is to make your everyday communication fun and exciting. Surprise your friends with your new look on videos and selfies.
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LOOKSERY APP AT A GLANCE:

  • A RICH SET OF VIDEO FILTERS: Record new messages or select video selfies from your phone gallery; edit in real-time with Looksery photo and video filters filters.
  • MOST POPULAR MOBILE PLATFORMS: Cross-platform app for your iOS and Android devices.
  • FILTER ADJUSTMENTS: A wide range of customizable parameters for filters.

WHAT WILL YOU GET?

Looksery is an app for photo and video messaging, where you can apply real-time filters and effects. The basic app, which you can get by pledging $5 or more, includes 10 well balanced presets, where several filters are combined together to be used simultaneously. You can make your face look thinner or fatter, change the size of your nose, and the shape of your chin.

Aquamarine Eyes + Thinner Face + Smooth Skin
Aquamarine Eyes + Thinner Face + Smooth Skin
Hazel Eyes + Smooth Skin + Thinner Face + Vignette + Color Effect
Hazel Eyes + Smooth Skin + Thinner Face + Vignette + Color Effect
Green Eyes + Smooth Skin + Wider Chin + Vignette + Color Effect
Green Eyes + Smooth Skin + Wider Chin + Vignette + Color Effect
Blue Eyes + Smooth Skin + Thinner Face + Color Effect
Blue Eyes + Smooth Skin + Thinner Face + Color Effect

It is very easy to create professional looking photos in Looksery. With just few taps on filters you can enrich colors, add vignette and make eyes look brighter:

Green Eye Color + Change Nose Size + Color Preset
Green Eye Color + Change Nose Size + Color Preset
Green Eyes + Thinner face + Smooth Skin + Color Preset
Green Eyes + Thinner face + Smooth Skin + Color Preset

THE MORE YOU PLEDGE, THE MORE YOU GET!

In addition to the basic set of effects we offer multiple PAID OPTIONS for your choice (check our rewards charts for details). There are fun filters, such as 3D avatars or astonishing effects to surprise your friends.

X-Ray Effect (PAID FILTER)
X-Ray Effect (PAID FILTER)

 You can record videos with the talking scull or make a photo.

Scary Face (PAID FILTER)
Scary Face (PAID FILTER)

 We track your emotions and filters repeat your moves.

Zombie (PAID FILTER)
Zombie (PAID FILTER)

Zombie filter will be applied when your mouth is wide open, so you can start recording a video with a normal look and suddenly transform yourself in a zombie.

Gecko (PAID FILTER)
Gecko (PAID FILTER)

Using 3D avatars you can express emotions in a very unique way. We track your face, and connect an avatar to your movements. Each avatar has its own style, and you are welcome to choose your favorite character!

Panda (PAID FILTER)
Panda (PAID FILTER)

PLEDGE $5 AND GET ONE PAID EFFECT FOR YOUR CHOICE!

THE HOSTING PLAN - DO I NEED IT?

We offer you cloud storage, so you can always browse your videos and share them privately or publicly. You will be able to share links or embed videos to any website.

We have developed our own code for video face tracking, and designed unique video filters which work in real-time. The Looksery app is programmed using  C++, GLSL and ASM and we use some of the features of the OpenCV library. Our tracking and initialization algorithms are based on the Active Appearance Model.

Currently we have 5 patents pending, involving real-time face-tracking and the technology that modifies it.

The app has a user friendly interface and you can change your appearance with just a singe tap.

 APP FEATURES:

  • Real-Time Face Filters and Video Effects
  • Filter Adjustments
  • Integrated Chat
  • News Feed
  • Public & Private Video Sharing
  • Quick Post To Social Networks 
  • Automatically Saves Photos & Videos to Your Gallery

No matter how many people are on a video, Looksery recognizes the face closest to the center and tracks it quickly and precisely, simultaneously applying filters.

There are a number of real-time filters and effects for videos and photos that we have developed for you in our first version. 

Single Effects:

  • CHANGE EYE COLOR
  • SOFTER SKIN
  • CHANGE NOSE SIZE
  • CHANGE FACE SHAPE
  • CHANGE CHIN SHAPE

Presets

  • CHANGE EYE COLOR + SOFTEN SKIN + THINNER FACE + VIDEO COLOR FILTER 
  • CHANGE CHIN + NECK SHAPE

3D Avatar Fun Effects: 

  • ZOMBIE
  • SKULL
  • SCARY FACE
  • X-RAY
  • 3D ANIMATED PANDA

 We are designing some funky new filters and crazy effects, so you can make fun and terrify your friends. 

  • Compatible with iPhone 5/5s/5c
  • Requires iOS 7 or higher
On iPhone 4/4s Looksery will work without real-time filters. Filters can be applied as post-effects to already recorded videos and captured photos.

We plan to release the version for Android mobile devices in November 2014, and it will be compatible with ICS 4.0 and later OS's.

The technology that drives Looksery was built from scratch by our team. We are the first company to bring the full power of such complex face tracking technology to mobile.

This means you can now do so much more than just adding a few generic pictures or animations to your media; it is the ability to completely modify your appearance and exchange video messages as 3D characters.

With Looksery you can explore different filters that change entirely the way you look and enhance videos. Each person has a unique Looksery experience, and we can't wait to see your perfect look!

We hope that our technology will give rise to a new generation of selfies and videos, but we need your support to make it real!  

We have prepared a feast of great rewards: new filters and features, different storage plans and nice goodies, and of course special thanks to all our backers and their friends.

Goodies

We have some nifty new items for you, all branded with the Looksery logo and Zombie effect illustration:

  • T-Shirts Black or White (Unisex)
  • Hoodies (Male or Female)
  • White Caps
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Frisbees 
  • Pen - USB drive 8GB

Chat Stickers

Pledge $30 an you get a great pack for two including 10 chat stickers.

Filter Customization Options

When you pledge $40 or more you get different customisation options for your filters.  Normally you can apply pre-defined filters; with filter customisations you can play with different filter adjustments to find your perfect look. You will have a set of special features to apply more accurate changes.

Hall of Fame 

We have a Hall of Fame where we want to post our thanks to all our backers. For everyone who pledge $200 and more, we will offer the opportunity for them to post a message or a review about Looksery on our website. This is a unique opportunity that will only be offered to our Kickstarter backers.

Pledge $300 and get our EARLY BIRD DEAL. We have prepared for you an iOS beta and exclusive video editing with one of Looksery filters. Hurry to get the deal as pledges are limited!

Exclusive Video Editing

This is your chance to be the first to try the Looksery filters before everyone gets the app. Send us your video selfie (max. 1 hour in length) and we'll be happy to edit it for you with one of our Looksery filters.

Top Tip: To have the most accurate recognition result, please don’t turn your head more than 45 degrees.
Exclusive Filter Design

Yes, you got it right, we will design a filter just for you! Pledge $1500, help us make this project successful, tell us your idea and we'll start working on your personal filter. You will be directly involved in its creation, and we will send you sketches throughout the design process, so you can choose the best result. 

Looksery mobile app is in beta now, and we plan to improve the usability and integrate more options for filter customisation. Also we plan to continue creating new face filters and run professional QA to make sure all your feedbacks are properly taken care of.  

In case of success we are planning to release the first version of Looksery app for iOS in August 2014 and for Android in November 2014.


WHY DO WE NEED FUNDING?

Designing and programming applications is a complex and continuous process that requires a lot of funding. The money funded we will use to finish development, undergo beta testing, and polish UX/UI. We want to bring you a seamless user experience. 

After we release an app for iPhone, we will start working on iPad and Android versions. We want to deliver Looksery app on all platforms by the end of this year. 

We love what we do and we want to deliver you the app very soon!

ABOUT LOOKSERY TEAM

Looksery mobile app development was started a year ago. We are a team of talented and ambitious guys who decided to transform a creative concept into a real product. 

Our photos were captured with Looksery app on iPhone's 5s front camera.
Our photos were captured with Looksery app on iPhone's 5s front camera.

The challenge was to bring this complex and expensive technology onto mobile platforms and deliver it to you in a fun and affordable way. We need your support to make it real and that's why we came to Kickstarter! 

STAY IN TOUCH

Please spread the word about our project among your friends and support our effort to give everyone full creative control over their videos and photos!

Thank You, We Love You!


As featured in:

CNET | TechCrunch | Business Insider | CNN | TUAW

High resolution images and videos for PRESS download here. For press inquiries, please contact julie@looksery.com.

Risks and challenges

Our team is working hard to meet the deadlines of our roadmap, but there are certain issues that may take place:

1. Surely we have a beta prototype of our app, but it is still in the development process and we don't exclude unpredictable issues. It may take time to solve them.

2. App Store and Google Play reviews usually take up to 14 business days after submission. If they ask us to make changes the release may be posponed. We will make sure that all qualifications meet Apple’s and Google's standards for quicker approval time!

3. If there is a delay in the release of Android version, it may take more time to deliver rewards for backers who has Android devices.

You may find all project updates on our Kickstarter page. We are open for communication, please feel free to ask questions.

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    BUDDY ->> the Looksery journey starts here. Get the free app with a set of special features for the platform of your choice: 1 year of video hosting service with 1GB Storage, one paid filter and 1 minute videos. We plan to release the Android version in November, so you'll need to be a little patient to get your treats for the Android device. You'll get updates as we go on our journey. Thank you for your support!

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    DREAMER ->> gives you the app with 2GB storage, two paid filters and 5 minute videos.

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    DIGGER ->> gives you 5GB storage, two paid filters and 10 minute videos.

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    BLOGGER ->> two people each get a set of 2.5GB storage, two paid filters and 10 minute videos.

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    SELFIE MANIA pack for one ->> the app for two platforms, 5 GB Storage, 10 Chat Stickers and customisation features for filters. Use various filter adjustments to find your perfect look. We want to offer our backers special thanks in the Hall of Fame, and this pack gets you on there.

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    CREATOR ->> you get the entire SELFIE MANIA pack, plus a terrifying Glow-in-the-Dark frisbee and some smart headwear. Our thanks to you will be proudly placed in our Hall of Fame.

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    FRIENDS bundle for two ->> this is the CREATOR set for two people. We will be happy to thank you both in our Hall of Fame.

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    SELFIE TEAM SPECIAL pack for three ->> three people each get a CREATOR bundle and three designer eco t-shirts in the size of your choice. Get dressed up in them, make a team selfie and send us your photo. Our thanks to you will be published in the Hall of Fame, and you will be able to have your place in Looksery history honored by leaving your selfie in our Selfie Gallery.

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    ***EARLY BIRD LIMITED EDITION*** DIRECTOR bundle ->> at this level our team have prepared for you an iOS beta app, and the opportunity to send the videos you make with it to us. We will apply a Looksery filter to them, and send you back the results. There is also the chance to leave a message/post a review about Looksery on our website. The DIRECTOR bundle also includes everything in the CREATOR set. Additionally you get three handy 8GB Pen-USB drives + two cool designer hoodies. Be the first to try the amazing Looksery filters!

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    ***KICKSTARTER SPECIAL*** INSIDER BUNDLE –>> if you choose the INSIDER bundle, our team will create an exclusive filter, just for you! Plus you get everything in the DIRECTOR bundle, as well as an extra hoodie.

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    PARTNER level >> We are happy to invite you to a dinner with founders, to start dialog on how we can cooperate. You will receive the product demo, and you will be invited to a fancy dinner in the best restaurant of San Francisco. We will discuss your interest and define our cooperation opportunities. If you are outside of San Francisco, we will cover flight and hotel expenses for one person, or we’ll be happy to come to your city, and offer you a dinner at the restaurant of your choice.

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    **ONLY FOR KICKSTARTER*** INSIDER BUNDLE 5x –>> you become a contributor to the app. We will create 5 filters of your design that will be available free for use in the Looksery app. Plus, you get 5 8GB Pen-USB drives, and 5 cool designer hoodies.

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    VOLUME LICENSING >> get your special deal on volume licensing for Android handsets - all features unlocked, all plans unlocked, no paid data plan limitation. Two-year licensing deal. Covers 100 000 licenses for Android devices.

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