Bamboo Loop: Keep friends and family in the loop with Wacom’s new app

Wacom today announces Bamboo Loop – a new app for iPhone and iPod Touch. It combines principles of photo sharing and messaging in a unique and fun way: digital, paper-like photocards are sent (“looped”) to friends, family members and close colleagues.

Unlike many apps in which a photo is added separately to a text message, in Bamboo Loop photos take centre stage and can be illustrated and personalised with the built-in editing tools. Sketch, scribble or write on the photo with the finger or a Bamboo Stylus, loop it back to the creator, send it on to someone new or share it with social networks. Everyone can be creative.

The basic card within the app is a photograph framed with a white border; very handy for personal messages. A style browser offers a choice of different backgrounds, card shapes, patterns, photo filters, colour palettes and effects, enabling users to easily create cards with a nostalgic, artistic or fun feel. Basic styles are free, with the option to purchase additional styles in-app from the Loop Style Gallery priced at £1,49 per pack of four.

Scribbles, drawings or messages can be written on the card in various colours. Zooming in on details is done with a pinch, which allows for detailed drawings. Photographs of mundane objects come alive and old photos can be given the creative treatment.

Bamboo Loop is simply a great way to keep loved ones in the loop. Users can communicate with each other as the digital cards can be fully modified before being passed on to friends. The “Bamboo Loop Like” comes in the form of a smiley face which means users can let friends know if they like the picture. Currently the app works as a one-on-one communication loop, but cards can be shared with a wider group of friends by posting them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Loop is also ideal as visual blogging tool for users of Tumblr.

Bamboo Loop combines the best of both worlds; a creative photo sharing tool, that also works as a personal messaging service, letting people talk one-on-one.

Technical Details:

- Currently runs on iOS 5 and higher.

- It supports iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 5, iPod Touch 4, iPod Touch 5.

- Creating a Bamboo Loop account is required in order to use the application.

- Account creation goes through registration, which is email based.

- Bamboo Loop works very well with the Bamboo Styli, e.g. the Bamboo Stylus mini that can be attached to the jack of the iPhone.

Bamboo Loop is the second app launched by Wacom’s app software group, following the highly successful Bamboo Paper for iPad and Android phones (5 million installations), which can be downloaded for free via iTunes or Google Play and in the Samsung Apps Store.

Bamboo Loop will soon be available for Android phones. To receive a notification as soon as Bamboo Loop will be available in Google Play register with your email address at

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About Wacom

Wacom Europe GmbH is a subsidiary of Wacom Company, Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange 6727). Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. Wacom′s vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world′s leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays, and digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom′s intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality. Millions of customers are using its cordless, battery-free, pressure-sensitive pen technology.

The company also offers its products as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers serving incremental markets. Wacom′s interface technology, called Wacom Feel IT Technologies, is also offered as an integrated solution to strategic partners. Most Tablet PC manufacturers count on the advanced features and reliability of the brand to deliver a superior user interface experience.