CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - If you're on social media, you've no doubt had a few memes pop up in your timeline or feed. Now, a new app created by a trio of College of Charleston graduates is giving you the chance to caption your own pictures and share them right from your phone. It's called Bubbsie, and is available now.
Caitlin Shockley and Donnie Exelbierd from the class of 2004, and Nicholas Glover, from the class of 2005, were all friends at the College of Charleston, and those ties brought them back together on campus this past May. What started as a night out with old friends turned into the beginnings of their new creation, Bubbsie.
While out at a bar on Upper King Street, the three began to observe the students around them, and that's when they came up with the idea. "We were sort of out and about and observing everyone on their phones and being able to experience photos," Glover said. "We thought it would be an amazing idea to create a system where you could take a picture, caption it, and share the experience with that photo."
Over the next six months, the three created and launched a new app in November. You can take a picture with your phone or pull one from your photo library. Then you can add your own custom text in a caption bubble and set that on the picture. Once you have it like you want it, Bubbsie also makes sharing the pictures easy. You can either save it on your phone, email it, or post it to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, or Tumblr.
Glover says they hope the app takes off just like another photo sharing app, Instagram. He says "Instagram gives people the opportunity to feel like photographers. Bubbsie gives people the opportunity to feel like comedians."
Some celebrities have already used it including tennis star, Maria Sharapova. Shockley said they hope this is just the beginning.
"There's the ability for brands to get involved with this," she says. "The growth potential is really great so we're excited."