TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tired of boring mobile message alerts with zero flair? Want to hit up your friends with an in-your-face message that says, "Hey! It's ME!" in a totally unique way they can't ignore? Bring every mobile message you send to life with the new Send a Pop outgoing message alert feature from Pops, the world's first-ever rich media mobile message alert service.
Exclusively for Android, Send a Pop is a totally new way to communicate that gives your smartphone a truly unique personality. With Send a Pop, you pick the visual alert your friends see when you send a text, Facebook, e-mail or any other mobile message—either a zany animated Pop from the Pops Store, or create your own crazy video. Pops wraps your message with the vivid, eye-catching, custom animated or video message to wow your friend with a stunning visual alert.
While iPhone users are stuck with the same Apple motif as the millions of other iPhone users, Pops takes personalization to the next level and lets Android users truly personalize their device with a one-of-a-kind mobile experience you can't get on an iPhone.
"Pops makes it fun and easy to personalize both incoming and outgoing messages," said Pops founder Yaron Orenstein. "Choose your own Pops to play on your phone for each notification you receive, and now with this new Send a Pop feature, you can easily customize the visual alert for every message you send, adding an amazing flair to messages that lets your personality shine through."
The next-generation ringtone for the smartphone era, Pops' five-second visual clips turn mobile message alerts into stunning eye candy with eye-popping graphic animation and live-action video that splashes across the screen with each email, SMS, Facebook or Twitter message and more. Pops don't replace the message you send, but instead wrap it with the Pop alert.
Love .gif animations and funny memes? Use Pops to embed them into your smartphone experience. Send a Pop to your spouse using a video of your kids or yourself as the alert, or send a text to your friends with a funny video or crazy animation. You control what they see and you can change the Pop for each message, each contact and however often you choose. Pops is completely customizable. If the recipient doesn't have Pops installed on their phone, they'll instead receive an html link they can use to immediately view the Pop.
Choose from one of thousands of Pops already in the Pops store, or create your own using your phone's built-in still or video camera. Users can also assign specific Pops to individual contacts, so no matter what kind of notification received—SMS, Facebook, email, etc.—the same Pop will always display for that contact, making for a much more intimate and personalized communication experience.
"Pops is a truly revolutionary mobile medium—there's nothing else like it in the world that lets you personalize sent and received messages with such entertaining and eye-catching notifications," Orenstein said. "Not only will you love this added element of fun, but it's also quite a conversation starter when someone else sees the Pops play on your phone. If you love your smartphone now, with Pops, you'll be even more impressed."
Pops the app and the Pops animations are free, with premium Pops also available in the Pops store. In just over six months since launch, more than 1.5 million Pops are now played every day by some half a million users around the world who have already made their mobile message alerts come to life.
Pops is the world's first rich media mobile message alert platform that lets smartphone users customize incoming message notifications with vivid on-screen animations and video clips. Pops is an entirely new mobile medium that brings mobile message alerts to life for users and enables animators and content publishers to engage the massive mobile audience and leverage original or repurposed content to generate new revenue. Pops is backed by original Skype investor Mangrove Capital Partners. For more information, visit www.pops.me