Snapchat already dominates a whole lot of our (or at least our kids) time with its adorable masks, funky frames, and location-based filters. But one of the coolest features of the app isn’t even available to most of the people who use it. It’s the Discover Stories list, which is like a running tally of all the best links and tidbits from the web, complete with animations and cool text effects. Now, a new app called Flyr is trying to swoop in and steal Snapchat’s thunder by letting you create your own animated mini videos for whatever you want, from a birthday greeting to a party invitation, and they look absolutely awesome.
Once you pick whatever it is you want to make a video for — which can be everything from a Get Well Soon message to an inside joke that only your BFF’s will understand — you build the video using Flyr’s easy-to-use app.
You can pull in video clips or GIFs from a huge library of stuff that’s already in the app, and add text and cool effects to really make it your own. Once you’re done, you can save the file in a special Flyr format which makes posting the cool clips much faster than posting a normal video. You can share the stories on Facebook, Twitter, and even Snapchat, making it the ultimate add-on for anyone with an addiction to checking their feeds and fishing for likes.
You can download Flyr right now and give it a spin, but it’s only available for iOS at the moment, which means Android fans will need to wait and see if the app ever makes an appearance on their platform of choice.
And yes, I saved the best for last: Techish is an official partner of Flyr at launch, so you’ll be able to find, share, and LOVE all new TECH+LIFE video content from us too.
More updates soon!