x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.
  • Home
  • News
  • Yahoo! Japan creates an app that steals someone else’s face and makes it your own

Yahoo! Japan creates an app that steals someone else’s face and makes it your own

Posted: , by Maxwell R.

Tags:

Yahoo! Japan creates an app that steals someone else’s face and makes it your own
Yahoo! Japan has released an app for the iPhone and iPad called Face Stealer. The app allows you to superimpose the face of someone else over the image of your face and then it maps your facial expressions and head movements.

You are not limited simply to other people’s faces either, you can use anime characters or animal faces. In the video below, you can even see the face of George Washington off the dollar bill put to use.

Naturally, you can capture images of your new face and share them on Facebook and Twitter, or post a video straight to YouTube. Right now the app is a stand-alone feature, but it looks like Yahoo! Japan will integrate Face Stealer into a video chat application. We can already envision the mischievous antics that will ensue once that happens, from anonymous pranks with weird faces to putting the office clown to use.

Face Stealer comes with some default masks, like Albert Einstein, dog faces and others. It looks a little rough around the edges as it is currently version 1.0.2, but it holds a lot of promise for pranksters and fun seekers alike. You can find Face Stealer on iTunes here

sources: DigInfo


15 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 16 Mar 2013, 01:32 11

1. weinerslav (Posts: 126; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


creepy!

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 01:36 5

2. bbblader (Posts: 579; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


oh japan

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 01:41 4

3. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


WTF is this

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 01:56 4

4. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)


There is already something like this in Play Store. It's called MixBooth. It's a really funny app actually

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 02:12 1

5. MartianMe (unregistered)


Hey japan why don't you try to come up with better phones other than sony.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 09:23 5

11. PhoenixWright (Posts: 99; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


Try to search what type of phones they normally/commonly use and know what's important to them.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 12:24 3

12. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)


exactly! clam shells rule japan, or at least they used to, the country is slowly going to the smart phone arena. but still, clam shells are ahead of the rest of the world by far, always have, always will. not so true with smart phones

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 12:50

13. phonemonkey (Posts: 162; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


what have you done

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 02:13 6

6. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


The face is creeping me out! O_o

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 02:24 4

7. Luisit0 (Posts: 73; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)


that preview just looks diabolical xD

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 04:17 2

8. Topcat488 (Posts: 1138; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Now you can say to your better half, see i told you it wasn't me... Heheehehehe.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 05:59 3

9. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Annnd wtf...

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 08:20 2

10. ebubekir26 (Posts: 311; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I wouldn't recommend using this app alone at night,

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 14:06

14. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Japan...Capitol of Weird...always.

Reigning and defending champions.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 14:59 1

15. lyndon420 (Posts: 1730; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


This is totally cool.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories