StarSnap and entertaining way to keep up with celebrities.

Have you ever been told that you look like a celebrity? Do you like keeping up with celebrity gossip? If you answered yes to either of those questions, you should check out StarSnap.

starsnap2StarSnap by developer Al Athena allows iPhone users to connect with their favorite celebrities – actors, musicians, athletes – in a whole new way. By utilizing a highly advanced facial recognition technology, StarSnap allows users to snap a picture from practically anywhere and find out who the matching celebrity is. This is perfect for the person who loves a particular actor, but can never remember what their name is. This technology also makes it possible for users to take a selfie and upload it to see which celebrity they most resemble.

The key features of StarSnap include:

  • Discovery of new celebrities
  • Creating a celebrity newsfeed
  • Exploring celebrity profiles
  • Connecting with celebrities
  • Finding trending celebs on social media

In addition to the ability to match yourself to your favorite celebrities, you can also read up on them in one simple newsfeed. The newsfeed function of StarSnap gives users the ability to choose celebrities and read their bio, see their photos, and look at their social news feeds. in one easy to read digest. StarSnap currently has over 10,000 users with the celebrity doppelgänger feature being the most popular.

starsnap1To use the facial recognition part of the app, you simply tap on the camera icon. At this point, you are given an option of either uploading a picture from your Camera Roll or take a new picture. Then you select, upload. The photo will go through the StarSnap algorithm that matches faces and suggest a facial match. I tested this with my own face an a photograph of Anne Hathaway. I tried three different photographs of myself and ended up with two males suggestions and Aretha Franklin. While I don’t really think any of those options resemble me, I can say that the facial recognition feature did return Anne Hathaway as a solution for Anne Hathaway’s picture.

StarSnap is an entertaining celebrity tracking application. It is free to download and is a fun way to keep up with your favorite celebrities in one place. StarSnap requires 9.5MB of hard drive space and iOS 7 or later. It’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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