DiCaprio helped the Belarusian application MSQRD to enter the top 5 App Store


Mobile app MSQRD developed by Belarusian company Masquerade Technologies Inc., took third place in the ranking of the most popular apps in the us App Store in anticipation of awarding the prize “Oscar”, one of the victors of which was actor Leonardo DiCaprio, reported Bloomberg, citing data from research company App Ann.

After the popular American TV presenter Jimmy Kimmel a few days before the ceremony “Oscar” has demonstrated in his show the application examples of the mask DiCaprio, MSQRD escaped in leaders among the applications for processing photos and videos. According to Masquerade, the number of application downloads is nearing 12 million worldwide.

Users with MSQRD can overlay masks with the features of faces of famous people to have taken with a mobile device video your face and then share video to Instagram or other social network. Mask depicting Leonardo Di Caprio surrounded by two figurines “Oscar”, is among the most popular in MSQRD.

Video: Jimmy Kimmel Live

Sergei Gonchar, Eugene Zatepyakin and Yauheni nevgen MSQRD created during the 48-hour hackathon in Minsk in November 2015. Then the application permits you to add to images of persons only mustache.

For the New year, developers have updated the app, offering users to use masks of famous people. Masquerade attracted investment of $1 million and plans to increase the staff, which now consists of 12 people.

Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated for an Academy award five times since 1994. His first “Oscar” it received 29 February for her role in “Survivor” Director Alejandro iñárritu.