Wombo, known for the popular Dream by Wombo AI art app, has launched another AI-powered application named Wombo Me. This new app from the Canadian startup enables users to transform a single selfie into multiple realistic avatars.
While various AI avatar apps like Lensa AI are already available, Wombo aims to offer users a more straightforward experience in creating lifelike avatars. In contrast to other similar apps that demand numerous selfies and involve waiting time for image generation, Wombo Me stands out by only requiring one selfie and producing images almost instantly, according to Wombo CEO Ben-Zion Benkhin.
Fun with Wombo Me “Create Playful Avatars” and More
Wombo Me is made for having a good time, not just for serious stuff. The app says you can share the avatars with your friends and on social media. You might even use them on places like LinkedIn or Tinder to show both your professional and fun sides.
The app lets you have fun by pretending to be famous people, movie characters, or superheroes with just a simple tap. You can also try out new looks, like different hair colours, styles, or makeup. And if you want, you can make pictures where you look like the opposite gender or turn yourself into a magical character.
Wombo’s head of AI Parshant Loungani said that: “As soon as you install it, the first thing you see is a selfie screen, so it asks you to just provide a single image and then as soon as you press continue, you see 10 images of you in unique alternate realities,”
He further added : “And you can swipe right or swipe left in a Tinder-like experience to like it and save it. We plan on using that feedback to improve the user’s identity and the pictures that we generate to basically understand their preference and update it the next time.”
Avatars for Every Style, Pricing, and the App’s Vision
Once you’re done looking at the images given, you can decide to check out a catalogue with five to ten various packs of avatars. These packs include pictures of you in headshots similar to LinkedIn, Instagram-friendly photos, magical characters, cartoon characters, meme characters, and more. Some packs are free, while others have prices ranging from $2.99 to $7.99.
Benkhin mentions that Wombo Me offers top-notch images, comparable to or even better than what’s currently available in the market. He believes the app’s strength lies in producing high-quality output from just a single image instantly, providing users with both ease of use and accessibility.
He envisions a long-term plan for Wombo Me, differentiating it from other short-lived similar apps. The goal is to tie the ability to generate user content from a single selfie into a more profound platform experience. For example, if a group of friends is using the app, and it has learned each person’s appearance, it could generate images of them together, adding a social aspect to the experience.
Benkhin sees the current accessibility and advantage of a single selfie as a starting point, with the product’s long-term vision involving various differentiators. Loungani suggests that in the future, users might be asked for a 10- to 20-second voice clip and a video of them moving their head to create a more comprehensive multimodal identity, which could be used for generating diverse content such as dancing videos or interactions with friends.
AI’s Growing Role in Media Creation and Social Apps
Looking ahead, Benkhin believes AI’s role in consumer apps like Instagram and TikTok will shift from primarily curating feeds to actively participating in media creation. He sees users increasingly generating AI-created media for social platforms, with platforms themselves using AI to create personalised content. Wombo Me, available globally on both iOS and Android, is considered a step in this direction.
Despite high expectations, the new app follows in the footsteps of Dream by Wombo, a viral success recognized as Google’s “Best App” in the United States last year. Dream by Wombo boasts over 47 million downloads and $4.3 million in gross revenue, currently holding the 30th spot for downloads in Graphics & Design on the U.S. App Store, according to data from mobile intelligence firm data.ai.
Moreover, In September Getty Images, one of the world’s leading image providers, announced the expansion of its creative content enabled by the integration of intelligent design technology.
Wombo, known for Dream by Wombo AI, debuts Wombo Me, an easy-to-use avatar app. With just one selfie, it rapidly generates realistic avatars for social sharing. Various priced packs provide diverse styles. CEO Benkhin envisions ongoing user engagement and future multimodal inputs. Globally accessible on iOS and Android, it aligns with the evolving AI roles in consumer apps.