Selfie app Shots of Me gets Justin Bieber's backing
The selfie sharing app and social network developed by RockLive, called Shots of Me, is now available for download on iOS devices. No word on when Android and Windows Phone users should expect a version for made for them. Just recently, the app received the backing of Justin Bieber when the pop star invested $1.1 million into the social network that is designed for teenagers.
Other than sharing selfies with the community, users can browse feeds of friends and view their own selfies. Furthermore, users will have the ability to follow their Twitter friends, "like" photos and the option to send private messages by double tapping, which is similar to Instagram.
Since Shots of Me is designed for teenagers, it came at no surprise when we realized the sparse and colorful design that blends some of the best characteristics of other popular mobile photo-sharing apps.
The team is hoping to reach the level of SnapShot and Instagram with the help of Justin Bieber's large fanbase. Due to how loyal the Beliebers are, it would be a complete surprise if Shots of Me fails to gain a footing in the social media landscape.
One thing to note - unlike Instagram and SnapShot, Shots of Me doesn't have a comment system. This is done mainly to curb bullying and negative comments, but in the long run, it might hurt the app's potential of being a serious competitor to what is available on the market right now.
The Beiber fever
The creators of Shots of Me realized that Bieber had some interest in the company after the star regularly tweeted his progress in their games. Since then, Justin Bieber has been testing products and providing feedback to the point where he ended up investing in the company.
"The commenting thing was something he really cared about. Not just for himself, but for the kids. He said 'I want a platform where my fans don't have to deal with this. We didn't ask him for money. He said 'I want to be part of this,'" RockLive CEO John Shahidi said.
It's a tough fight going forward for Shots of Me, but with a little bit help from Beiber fans, success could come overnight just like that.
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