Home > Technology > Software

A Chinese photo app worth $4.5 billion is trending in the US

Researchers use weather radar to track migrating waterfowl, avian influenza. Science & Technology World Website

A popular Chinese photo-editing app has burst into popularity in the West, covering social feeds in airbrushed photos with huge, sparkling eyes.

Although Meitu has been around since 2008, it has become an overnight success and was trending in Apple's App Store on Thursday.

Meitu is a lot like other photo-editing apps — it has Bitmoji-style stickers, Instagram-style filters, and Layout-style photo collages.

But the app really shines in its "hand-drawn" mode that is like a Snapchat filter on steroids. It slims jawlines, enlarges eyes, and adds a bit of sparkle to the whole package.

Basically, it makes you look like a cartoon — and these images are rapidly spreading on social media.

The company behind the app had its initial public offering in Hong Kong in December with a roughly $4.6 billion valuation, which may increase as investors learn that Western audiences like the app, too.

Key Words : photo app Meitu



ICP:09019593 Network Management No:20110200020

Operation license of appreciation telecom service:B-2-4-20100139

Science & Technology World Website has all rights Copyright @ 2010-2016 by www.twwtn.com. all rights reserved