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Step up your text game with Kwippit, the recently launched mobile app backed by Aspenite Rob Horning. As CEO, Horning has enlisted a small network of contributors over the past two years, including team members locally and in Denver and Boston, to create a searchable database of more than 1,000 gifs—a.k.a. “kwippits,” derived from the word “quip.” 

Aiming to “replace plain old emojis,” says Horning, the app includes a custom keypad as part of the download, which is available for free on iOS and Android. You then add your own text directly on a chosen image for a visually driven personal message. Whether it’s saying “hi” with a waving grizzly bear, apologizing with a crying Justin Bieber, or making brunch plans with bacon, there’s a kwippit for that.

All Kwippit's gifs are designed by freelance artists and various stock houses that the startup works with on custom content. Branded collaboration plans are in the works for release in 2017 with South Park, Family Guy, and more. kwippit.com 

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