October 17, 2011 in Social Networking (E)
[prMac.com] Seattle, Washington - 3TAC LLC introduces Starvatar Campaign 2012, a breakthrough app in a new generation of interactive, immersive social media interfaces for Apple iOS devices. See a caricature of each candidate running for the Presidential or Congressional elections within one of several patriotic backdrops. Listen and see each tweet along with linked images. When a person tweets, his or her head grows and speaks the tweet in addition to displaying the tweet in text. Linked images show up as thumbnails the caricature seems to hold while tweeting. When the candidates/pundits are not tweeting, they continue to entertain you with hilarious movements and actions such as jumping, nodding off, rolling their eyes and more.
Currently the app has the major declared Presidential candidates (Barak Obama, Ron Paul, Michael Bachman, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney) as well as all members of the US Senate and key pundits (Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Bill Maher). For the Senators who do not have a Twitter or Starvatar account there is a fully animated stick figure placeholder and a contact link to their official Senate Website so you can encourage them to get one.
Starvatar Campaign 2012 is extremely customizable and interactive, putting the user in complete control thru direct interaction. Tap on the backdrop to change it. Tap on one of the caricatures to change its size or drag it around the screen to place it in a new position. Share tweets via Twitter, Facebook, email, or save them to show to friends later.
* Top candidates for Presidential and Congressional races
* Dynamically update candidate information without a app update
* Tweets are read via a revolutionary voice synthesis technology while displaying in a dialog box
* Displays TwitPic or YFrog-linked images while the tweet is spoken/displayed
* Watch the candidates/pundits cavort and caper when they are not tweeting
* Interchangeable patriotic-themed backdrops
* Share with friends via email, re-tweet, or Facebook post
* Save tweets to a favorites list for later
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 141 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Starvatar Campaign 2012 (v1.4) is $1.99 USD (or equivalent in other currencies) worldwide via the Apple iTunes App Store in the Social Media category.
Located in Seattle, WA, 3TAC LLC was founded in 2011 by Joe Dillon and Dr. Ritchey Ruff to create next-generation apps for mobile devices. Joe Dillon is a founding partner of Quardev in Seattle. Dr. Ritchey Ruff has worked for Microsoft, NASA, ATT Bell Labs, SureFind, and has been developing mobile apps for several years. Copyright (C) 2011 3TAC, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, iPhone and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries. Twitter is a trademark of Twitter, Inc. Facebook is a trademark of Facebook, Inc. Starvatar uses Acapela speech technologies licensed from the Acapela Group. 3TAC LLC and its products and services, including this app, are not in any way associated or affiliated with any of the individuals depicted therein. The depiction of such individuals is not and should not be interpreted as an endorsement or approval of the contents thereof nor of 3TAC LLC.