Fiverr has launched Fiverr Faces, its first standalone app for the iPhone, featuring a curated collection of artists who design unique, high-quality portraits from your original photos.
The app lets you order a custom selfie to share over your social networks.
The painters, sketch artists and cartoonists make business and professional portraits shine even if they began life as humble selfies or snapshots.
Micha Kaufman, Fiverr CEO said that their vision is to provide any digital service in just one click and the Fiverr Faces app does just that.
“It uses the iPhone and real artists to turn any selfie into a work of art. At the same time, we’re creating a new channel for our sellers to turn their talents into money — and in a category that’s just exploding on Fiverr,” he added.
According to Kaufman, the Faces app targeted to millennials, is the first of what the company sees as a long list of future category-specific apps.
It is part of our strategy to rapidly strengthen our position across many industry verticals not unlike what eBay and Amazon have done.
Concerning the selfie part alone, Kaufman says that hundreds of artists worldwide are already participating and he says they selected them based on the quality of their portfolios, Fiverr community feedback and ratings, and their availability to take on this new offering.
To use the service. just launch the app and scroll through the examples until you hit upon a style that you like. Then, tap the I want This button and you’re taken to a checkout where you decide how fast you want it.
However, you do not see an exact preview of that your picture will look like because the portrait is painted by an artist; it’s not computer generated.