Space-age iPhone Avatar Builder from the creator of #1 hit HourFace

Tokyo, Japan – Ideal for your online double life, PhotoAvatar 1.2 – #1 in its category on the first day on sale in Japan – transforms your beautiful mug into a realistic 3D avatar from another planet. Creating your alien avatar is simple – take a photo with the iPhone’s camera or choose one from your library. After that, the dedicated cutting-edge servers do the work to build your customized 3D movie.

Powered by MotionPortrait technology, PhotoAvatar includes three different alien races, each with its own distinctive in-movie action and voice. Just tap the screen to bring your creation to life. Share your alien avatar by email with friends or use it as your profile picture on Twitter, Facebook and other online services – the galaxy’s the limit!

How to take a good photo. Our advanced face-recognition technology is cutting-edge but delicate and needs a good photo to work with. Here’s what you’ll need to look out for:

  • The subject should be facing straight ahead with head held straight
  • His or her forehead must be visible
  • Bright natural light is best – shadows only get in the way

What’s New in Version 1.2:
* New animation added when iPhone is shaken

Supported Languages:
* US English, French, German and Japanese

Device Requirements:
* Device must have a camera to use the camera functions, otherwise library photos work just fine
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 7.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
PhotoAvatar 1.2 is only $0.99 USD (0.79 Euro / £0.59 / 115 yen) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.

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Developer MotionPortrait is one of Japan’s hottest new iPhone dev studios, with several smash hits already under its belt. Find out more at the MotionPortrait website. Copyright (C) 2009-2010 MotionPortrait Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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