L is B Corporation launches their Feel on! Twitter client for iOS and starts retailing illustration skins from popular Japanese adventure game, STEINS;GATE.
Japan’s L is B Corporation, a startup incubated under Open Network Labs in Tokyo, has announced the launch of their Twitter client, Feel on!, for iOS users in 139 countries. Feel on! uses L is B Corporation’s proprietary Social Emotion Engine to analyse user’s tweets and matches it with the appropriate illustrations. Since April 2011, Feel on! has been adding visual treats to over 250,000 Twitter users’ tweets in Japan. The Android version was launched in June.
For the new release of Feel on! for Twitter Version 3.0, L is B Corporation has changed the user interface significantly. Feel on! will also begin to sell illustration skins through its own store as a move to begin monetizing from the app. The first set of skins available on Feel on! are from STEINS;GATE, a popular Japanese adventure game that has already sold 400,000 copies in Japan alone. STEINS;GATE is also popular worldwide, with many enthusiastic fans even though it is only available in the Japanese language. The skins will retail at ¥350 for 55 illustrations.
With STEINS;GATE as a start, L is B Corporation will be adding more Japanese anime and game characters’ illustration to Feel on!’s skin store.
Read the full press release below.
Tokyo, Japan – L is B Corporation who develops and runs a Twitter client ‘Feel on!’ is going to release Feel on! for Twitter version 3.0 on App Store for 139 countries.
Feel on! drastically changed its system and user interface for this world debut. From this version, Feel on! starts to sell illustration skins on its own store. Users can change default illustrations to other characters’ illustrations purchased in the store.
The skin is going to be sold for 350 Yen per 55 new illustrations drawn only for Feel on!.
L is B is planning to add more Japanese anime and game characters’ illustrations to illustration skin store for users all over the world.
“It is very exciting for me to create the new world of STEINS;GATE in Feel on!, the only one twitter client that turns twitter timeline into comics. Please try and enjoy the new illustrations drawn for this app! ”
Chiyomaru Shikura – Representative Director of MAGES. Inc.
[About ‘Feel on!’]
The most unique and expressive twitter client – ‘Feel on!’ Website: http://www.feel-on.com
Feel on! is a twitter client which turns tweets into comics by analyzing text data with our original Social Emotion Engine. (language analysis engine) You will be able to enjoy communicating with friends on Twitter more and more with Feel on!.
Since its first release in April 2011, Feel on! has provided exciting experiences of reading tweets as cartoons to 250,000 users in Japan.
Feel on! won the admiration not only from Japan but also from overseas. Feel on! got the 1st prize in SF NewTech Japan Night in June 2011, and won the heart of people from Southeast Asia in Echelon 2012.
Name of App : Feel on! for Twitter
- iPhone 3GS or Later, iPod touch 3rd Generation or Later, iPad
(Requires iOS4.0 or later)
- for iOS devices : App Store
- for Android devices : Google Play (ver 3.0 will be released in August)s
- Analyze twitter timeline and turn them into appropriate comic illustrations
- Tweet with an illustration you chose
- Buy illustrations from Illustration Store (In-App purchase system is used)
- Upload illustrations with your tweets to picture sharing services (Twitter/TwitPic/yfrog)
- Post on both Twitter timeline and Facebook Wall at the same time
About L is B :
L is B based in Tokyo, was founded in 2010 by Taisuke Yokoi. L is B are developers, marketer and operators of social media networks. ‘Feel on!’ wishes to enrich digital communication among people all over the world with uniquely developed ‘Social Emotion Engine’ (language analysis engine). ‘Feel on!’ aims to become the communication infrastructure in the world of social media.
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