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Bamboo Loop Goes Android Wacom Apps Software releases creative photo-sharing and messaging app for Android smartphones

VANCOUVER, Wash. and TOKYO, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Wacom® announces its second app for the Android platform. Bamboo Loop marries creative photo-sharing with messaging, meaning that photographs taken on a smartphone can be illustrated and personalized with drawings, scribbles, cartoons and words and forwarded to a friend, family member or colleague. 'Wish-you-were-here' messages or birthday greetings for example, become very personal and simple creative artworks. These 'digital cards' can then be returned by the recipient with a comment, a smiley face or a drawing of their own, so a card can 'loop' back and forth. It can also be shared on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Google +.

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The illustrations on the cards stand out due to the high quality 'inking' technology that enables quick and precise interaction with a pen or a finger on the surface of the smartphone. This provides a completely natural experience while drawing on a phone. Although Bamboo Loop is finger-friendly, for more control and detail on the smartphone an adequate stylus is recommended. For a range of available Bamboo Styli please see: http://bamboostylus.wacom.com.

Available for free download from Google Play, Bamboo Loop also offers a gallery of photo filters and shapes that can be extended by purchasing additional style packs at the price of USD 0.99. Available style packs include seasonal themes (summer for example), art paper, candy, pattern, fun and vintage.

Bamboo Loop was successfully launched for iPhone in May 2013 and can now also be downloaded for Android smartphones. Following Bamboo Paper, Bamboo Loop is the second app by Wacom that gets released for the increasingly popular Android operating system. Bamboo Paper is a highly successful app for note taking and sketching on iPad and selected Android smartphones by Samsung.

In order to get an idea of the look and feel of Bamboo Loop and the latest information on and around the app, please see the website: http://bambooloop.wacom.com.

About Wacom
Wacom's vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world's leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays and digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom's intuitive input devices provide business and home users with the ability to explore digital content creation in a comfortable and natural way.  

For more information, please contact:

Douglas A. Little
Sr. Public Relations Manager
Wacom Technology Services, Corp.
360-896-9833 x174
douglas.little@wacom.com      

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