Dubsmash grows out of Starlize’s faux pas
- Not many people know that the currently popular Dubsmash, has only become popular in the third attempt
- The most recent attempt prior to Dubsmash was Starlize, an app that was also developed to create personal music videos.
- It was from Starlize that the team realised that they needed to incorporate all kinds of music as well as quotes into Dubsmash.
What is Dubsmash?
19 Nov 2014
- Dubsmash is a lip-sync app that lets smartphone users upload dubbed music videos or dialogues from famous movies.
- It was created by a team of German developers – Daniel Taschik, Jonas Druppel and Roland Grenke and was launched in November 2014.
- Dubsmash is available for both android and iPhone users.
Trending but is Dubsmash legal?
- As far as Dubsmash content's legality is concerned, there are some concerns over it.
- As long as the messages of the copyrighted images are being shared privately, it is harmless.
- However, uploading on social networks such as Facebook or Instagram is almost certainly illegal.
- Technically, using copyright clips can lead to prosecution, unless they are self created.
Dubsmash climbing up the popularity charts
- The app has been downloaded more than 20 million times since its genesis.
- It became the number one app in the iOS store in the founder's' home country, Germany within a week of its release;
- Later, it went on to occupy the same position in 29 other countries.
Twitter goes Dubsmash crazy
According to analytics engine Topsy, Dubsmash has received a towering 4.54 lakh mentions on Twitter in the past 30 days.
Sonakshi, Salman are Dubsmashing! Are you too?
14 Jun 2015
- Dubsmash that has fast gained popularity amongst Indian youth, has made its way into Bollywood's heart too.
- With actors like Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Priyanka Chopra and Alia Bhatt busy dubsmashing, it might become bigger than it already is.
- It has also caught badminton ace Saina Nehwal's fancy, who has posted her videos mouthing Paresh Rawal's dialogues.