-- Shuttersong is the first app to effortlessly combine any image with voice, sound or music into single, shareable JPEG file
-- Brands and agencies eagerly line up to create marketing campaigns using Shuttersongs
LONDON, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shuttersong (www.shuttersong.com) launches today, the first free mobile app that combines any digital image with up to 15 seconds of sound, forming a single, shareable, high-quality JPEG file. Like still photography, Shuttersongs capture defining moments in time and, by adding voice, sound or music, they become multi-sensory, memorable and intuitively shareable creations. Check out a video about the app at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1D6LBdwVGE. Shuttersong is available today for free from the Apple App Store https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shuttersong/id700873970?ls=1&mt=8 and will be coming to Android in the fall.
The potential uses for Shuttersongs are limitless: capturing a toddler's giggle as she makes a funny face; sending selfies with a message; recording bands playing live or sporting moments. Alternatively, tap your creativity by adding music from your playlists or narration to existing photos from your library, Instagram or the Web. More than 3,000 Shuttersongs have already been created and shared by enthusiastic beta testers.
"Shuttersong uniquely fills the white space between three exploding trends: shareable photography, short-form video and sound," said Shuttersong founder and CEO, William Agush. "Using patent-pending technology, we've accomplished what no-one else has been able to do: creating single JPEG files that combine high-quality photographic images with sound. The enthusiasm and creativity of our beta testing community has been amazing and the feedback from digital agencies and brands that see the potential for campaigns and user-generated content has been overwhelming."
"The sheer power of meshing an image with sound is a digital marketer's dream, especially for brands that have an iconic spokesperson, jingle or tagline," said Tamsen Webster, SVP of content at allen & gerritsen. "Shuttersong opens up a huge canvas of creativity for our clients' branding, marketing and social campaigns. In fact, we are actively including Shuttersong in the digital media plans for a number of brands this coming fall - so stay tuned."
Creating and sharing Shuttersongs is so simple and intuitive that the app's interface uses no words at all. At launch, #Shuttersongs can be shared via Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, email and SMS with more social networks to be added shortly. No app is required to view a Shuttersong – they can be viewed in any web browser. Melody, the app's icon, is always on hand to assist and inspire.
Shuttersong was founded by marketing veteran William Agush who was inspired by a "talking photo frame" that played the toddler voice of his now-adult son. By bringing together a team of business, marketing and technical experts, Shuttersong was formed and backed by a group of financial investors that recognized the app's potential. Shuttersong's advisory board includes executives from AOL, Brilig/Merkle, Constant Contact, DART DoubleClick, HighStart Group, Ideeli, iPlay Microtouch, Snickleways and Yellow Pages. Shuttersong is based in Wellesley, MA. Follow the company, as well as the many #Shuttersongs created, on Twitter at @shuttersong and on Facebook.
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