ClipDis Relocates to NYC, Brings Video Mashup Technology to Kik

The ClipDis app allows users to turn text messages into video mashups to send to friends.

Video mashup generator ClipDis has announced the relocation of its headquarters from Budapest, Hungary to New York City, which will allow the company to ‘better serve’ its American consumers, who are, according to the company, its most enthusiastic users.

The ClipDis platform allows users to create video mashups by first typing a word or phrase they’d like to share with their friends. The app turns this text into a video by finding and connecting one or more video clips which contain these words, either spoken by, or otherwise represented by someone or something in the scene. Clips come from things like movies and television shows, and the app supports the use of emoji and abbreviations like ‘lol,’ among others. In addition to creating their own video clips to share with friends, users can browse existing mashups across a variety of categories, including ‘love,’ ‘weird things’ and ‘status update,’ among others.

In addition to this relocation of its headquarters, ClipDis has announced its partnership with messaging platform Kik, which will allow users to create and share these videos with others on the Kik app. Specifically, Kik users will send a desired message to the ClipDis-Kick chatbot within Kik, and will receive a video mashup reply, which can be shared in other conversations.

In a statement, ClipDis CEO, Sam Hapak, commented:

Conveying the right emotions through messaging can be hard, so we created a platform that lets people communicate a wide variety of emotions while having fun in their virtual interactions. This extends beyond texting conversations to include platforms like Kik, looking to improve their user experience. Many of Kik’s users are already sharing content so the addition of ClipDis’s capabilities kick it up a notch.

ClipDis is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store and Google Play. Since launching earlier this year, the app has been downloaded more than two million times and 45 million mashups have been created. Over 5.4 million of these mashups have been shared with others.