NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yappn Corp. ("Yappn" or the "Company") (OTCQB:YPPN), a leader in real-time language technology, today announced additional updates to its global media and social sharing platform, FotoYapp.
Yappn has integrated its "Yappn Chat" into both the Apple and Android apps as well as in its mobile and desktop site www.fotoyapp.com. The technology enables users to have discussions in their preferred language with others seamlessly in the comments area of each upload. The updates will empower increased user engagement and global interaction for brands and their fan bases.
"FotoYapp has truly been taken to the next level with this update. The ability to connect and interact across the globe regardless of the language you speak is a unique and powerful tool as today's brands compete more than ever for international audiences," said David Lucatch, founder and CEO of Yappn Corp.
FotoYapp 2.0 also allows push notifications alerts updating users on their uploads and what's happening in and around FotoYapp. The Apple app now includes 64-bit support and is built with the iOS 8 SDK. User experience and speed optimization improvements have been made in nearly every section of the app.
FotoYapp allows viewers and users around the world to share images, 18 second videos and social comments in their native language, promoting Global Storytelling together with sites like Facebook®, Instagram®, Twitter®, Pinterest®, Flickr®, Tumblr® and Google+® in 67 languages.
For brands, celebrities and athletes, FotoYapp creates the ability to reach a larger audience in their native language and communicate brand messages globally through images and social content. FotoYapp's Official solution provides a robust set of features not found anywhere else, allowing for customized control of content, time elements and user engagement opportunities in multiple languages.
About Yappn Corp.
Yappn is a real-time multilingual company that amplifies brand messaging, helps conduct commerce and provides customer support by globalizing these experiences with its proprietary approach to language in a cost effective way. Through its real-time multilingual amplification platform, Yappn eliminates the language barrier, allowing the free flow of communications in 67 languages.
In addition to Yappn, FotoYapp (www.fotoyapp.com) provides consumers, brands and Influencers with the ability to share media content (images, video, audio, etc.) instantly across the global social sphere with all major social posts in a single environment in almost any language allowing global participants to interact with each other, regardless of their native tongue.
Yappn Corp. is publicly traded in the U.S. on the OTCQB – symbol "YPPN". Intertainment Media Inc. (TSX-V:INT) (OTC:ITMTF) (FRA:I4T), a leading technology incubator, has a controlling interest in Yappn Corp.
For more information, please visit http://www.yappn.com or contact:
|David Lucatch, Founder and CEO|
|Jeanny So, VP, Corporate Communications|
|T: 1.800.395.9943 x 228|
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