Prisma, a startup that became one of the most hit apps of 2016. The application that started off through the iOS platform will now be available for more people as it opens up to the Android platform today. The Russian team behind the well-deserved hyped-up application Prisma launched the application on the Android platform over the weekend. The application was restricted to the iOS platform for the past six weeks.
The application was launched for beta testing last week, however, the company soon pulled the plug on the application. The company released a statement that defined the purpose behind the beta release. According to the company Prisma Labs’ co-founder, Alexey Moiseenkov, the beta was released to collect feedback from Android users and prepare their servers for launch.
The application became a sensational hit in multiple countries upon its release on the iOS platform on June 11, securing the title of top application in Russia and a handful of other countries. In the weeks following the release, the application gained 10 million plus downloads on the global level while also cementing its position as a top application on the charts.
The reason behind the critical acclamation of the photo-editing application is mainly because the application differs substantially from other applications available on Application Stores. It is a known fact that there is no shortage of mobile-centric apps that add a plethora of filters to the boring smartphone photos. However, Prisma differs from these by bringing in more cool offerings on the table. The application taps into the likes of Maestros like Van Gogh and Picasso to transform selfies and random snaps into completely realistic pieces of art. The process is simple and hassle-free and only requires you to launch the application, select or click a picture, decide a filter and finally give the application between 5 to 10 seconds to work on the picture.
Prisma Labs is based out of Moscow and the team behind the application consists of a total of nine people who have previous exposure of working with Russian Internet Industry giants like Yandex and mail.ru. The company’s cofounder, Moiseenkov has worked on a list of products for these companies. The startup is an acquisition waiting to happen. Let’s see how the company manages itself in the coming months.