MailPix Launches Caption8 Photo Mobile Game
Huntington Beach, CA – MailPix.com, the new photo-printing site, has released Caption8, a new social photo game on the Apple App Store and the Android Market. Users can add funny captions to their own photos or the photos of their friends, and share them. Two styles are built-in the app, Motivational Poster and Speech Bubble, with more available through an in-app purchase or by earning coins.
“Caption8 is a fun way to share photos,” says Fred H. Lerner, president and CEO. “There are many photo apps, but only Caption8 turns photo sharing into a game to enjoy with friends.”
Players can select a photo, apply style, and then share the new creation with friends. They will receive a notification but will not be able to see the caption until all of the players have responded with a caption. At that point, your friend will be able to page through the response captions and choose a winner - all without knowing whose response is whose.
Caption8 is was designed by veteran web application developer Andrew Christensen, who co-founded an online photo management and sharing startup. After the recent successes with mobile games, he designed a game that could be played with photos and with photo caption memes. The goal was to create a way to engage multiple friends by sharing photos and inspiring creativity.
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Founded in 2012, MailPix.com is the pre-eminent site for preserving photo memories as photo books, prints, cards, enlargements and other tangible products. The goal of MailPix is to keep costs low and to pass savings along to consumers. The MailPix site uses the latest technologies to compete head-to-head with established companies in the $2 billion photo personalization market. Featuring industry-leading Facebook and Instagram integration, MailPix is poised to help consumers make photo memories from the more than 70 percent of Facebook posts containing images.
Founder and CEO Fred H. Lerner has had a long photo-industry career including executive roles with Eastman Kodak, Berkey Film Processing, Qualex Inc., Lerner Processing Labs and Ritz Interactive. The MailPix board of advisors includes James Joaquin of Catamount Ventures, formerly president and CEO of Ofoto; Ted McGrath former President of Fujifilm, USA and General Manager of Kodak’s Consumer Imaging Division; Gary Pageau, of InfoCircle and former Publisher, Content Development and Strategic Initiatives at Photo Marketing Association International (PMAI); William A. Roskin, board member of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) and is the former Executive Vice President of Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB); Oscar B. (Bud) Marx III, chairman of Amerigon (NASDAQ: ARGN) and is the former President & General Manager, Ford of Mexico and CFO of Ford, Europe; Bruce Charles, a founder of the law firm, Charles, Kane & Dye LLP; Gary Kramer, the founder and a co-managing partner of Kramer & Olsen Accountancy Corp.; and Peter Tahmin, an advisor to Powsumer.com and former vice president, RitzPix.com.
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