Zoosk announced the launch of Lively, a dating application that allows users to learn more about potential matches through moving “story” collages of users’ photos and videos.
Currently available for users in San Francisco, the Lively app is the first release from Zoosk Labs, Zoosk’s in-house incubator. The app allows users to combine their photos and videos into moving collages, which include transitions.
Users can create and edit their stories with tools including video cropping and the ability to reorder content. In addition to using photos and videos from their camera rolls, users can connect to their Facebook and Instagram accounts to pull additional photos and videos into the app.
Finally, the app provides users with new ideas for stories they can create to “raise their profile(s).”
As users browse stories from other users in their areas, they can tap a heart button to let potential matches know they’re interested in connecting. If the potential matches also express interest, they can begin chatting within the app.
In a statement, Kelly Steckelberg, CEO of Zoosk, commented:
We’re focused on building a great business and a portfolio of excellent products. Lively, our first offering from Zoosk Labs, is a huge step forward for us. Using photos and videos in a fun collage format, we’ve created a dating experience that helps you really get to know someone in a more authentic, intimate way.
Lively is now available to download for free on the iTunes App Store.