Yet another reason to say ‘WOW’! 🤩 It was only in the beginning of April that we released our NewProfilePic app – another AI-based app letting you update your profile pic on social media as often as you want and offering you lots of fancy styles for that.
Of course, we hoped that users would like this ad-hoc app. Still, it was a big surprise when NewProfilePic started going viral suddenly early in May. It all started with the app becoming #1 overall in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on 8 May. A couple of days later, it hit #1 Overall in the United States! 🇺🇸 🙊 Today, NewProfilePic is #1 Overall in many more countries including Australia 🇦🇺, New Zealand 🇳🇿, Ireland 🇮🇪, Netherlands 🇳🇱, and we do hope that more countries are going to join the fun soon! 😀 🎉
What made the app rocket to the top? Users especially liked our toony portrait style (that we insightfully called ‘ImmaculART’ 😊) combined with the elegant background changing filter.
If you haven’t used NewProfilePic yet, be sure to install it and join the trend!
However, there’s a flip side to the app’s popularity. The UK’s Daily Mail posted an article today alleging that NewProfilePic is likely to ‘hoover up your data and send it to Moscow’ – all because the app ‘has been developed by a tech company based in Moscow’. 🙈
(UPD) By the way, here is a detailed review by two leading fact-checking websites, Snopes & Better Business Bureau. 🤩 Spoiler: Our app is safe!
Again, we can’t help remembering the lookalike ‘Bangladesh story’. All we can do is explain patiently that all our apps (including NewProfilePic) are NOT a threat. We are a BVI company with development offices in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus (check out our founder’s IG post for more info). Nevertheless, your photos (or any other data) are NOT sent to Moscow. All our apps are server-based and user images are uploaded to Amazon AWS / Microsoft Azure servers located in the US. This is necessary in order to apply all those fancy effects driven by AI technologies.
At the same time as Daily Mail adds: ‘Despite the threat posed by the App, users have praised its ease of use and quality of the avatars’ , we believe that one cloud is NOT enough to eclipse the sun. 🙏🏻