Dollify's success opened the door for other similar services to reach popularity. The case of iDolly – Avatar Creator, which became the second most downloaded application in the Apple store on Friday (28). The third place on the App Store list is the Character Maker – Doll Avatar platform which also enables the creation of digital figures that reflect the user's image. Below is a list prepared by the TechTudo with app indications that, like Dollify, allow you to create your own avatar.
Dollify: How to make a doll and share on Instagram or WhatsApp
Dollify: Meet the cartoon app that is the new hit in Brazil
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Dollify is an application that gives users the ability to create their own caricature. The platform offers advanced avatar customization that can add up to sardines in the drawing.
The user can choose the color of the doll's skin, eyes and even the shape of the pupil's lips, eyebrows and mouth. Personalization doesn't stop there: There are a variety of haircuts and haircut options to apply to your design, as well as glasses, necklaces and other accessories.
At first, only female customizations could be made in the app. Since last week, male figures have also been made available on the service which may have contributed to its sudden popularity. To use the male characters I need to download the package inside the platform itself. The service is free, but it is also possible to become a premium user to unlock personalization items.
Dollify also allows the user to easily share the end result of his cartoon on social networks like WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check out a tutorial on how to assemble your own doll and show it to friends.
The Dollify app allows the user to create their own caricature to share on social networks Photo: (Playback / Maria Dias)
2. iDolly – Avatar Creator
IDolly – Avatar Creator is the most similar app to Dollify on this list. Available only for iPhone (iOS), your premise is also simple: choose your avatar genre, customize it and share the result with friends.
The design can be customized from basic items, such as facial elements, to the most complex, such as clothing and accessories. Not only are the options unlocked for the free version of the app while Dollify offers a variety of haircuts and hair colors at no charge, iDolly has only 14 options outside the premium category.
Personalization options for eye colors, eyebrow types, nose and mouth shape and accessories, for example, are also scarce. The application ends up compensating in the avatars graph, which is a bit more elaborate than the other options, as well as the intuitive and visually pleasing interface.
There are no limits to imaging using iDolly. The app also promises regular updates to present new collections, with items listed to customize your doll. At the end of its creation, the app also makes it possible to share the image with friends through social networks.
iDolly offers an avatar creation service similar to Dolify; app is available for iOS only Photo: (Playback / Maria Dias)
3. Character Maker – Doll Avatar
Free Character Maker – Doll Avatar is also available for the iPhone (iOS) system only. The designs that can be created from the platform follow a kawaii aesthetic that brings them closer to caricatures and makes them a little farther from the user's real image.
The interface of the platform is simple and dynamic. When accessing the app, the user must choose the female or male avatar to customize. You can customize skin tone, eye shape, hair type and color, and other physical features of facial elements. To change the color of your avatar item, you need to select it and choose the desired color from the indicated panels.
Unlike other apps on this list, Character Maker Doll doesn't have so many customization options to access them all, I need to be a premium user. Nevertheless, it is possible to create facial expressions that do not exist in other applications you can choose elements that show the avatar with the tongue out, chewing gum, shouting or expressing other feelings.
To spice up the avatar, you can add accessories such as glasses, scarves, gloves, wings and even the background. When you are done, you can download the image, save it to the app gallery, or share it with friends via social networks via the app.
With Character Maker you can create your own kawaii avatar version Photo: (Playback / Maria Dias)
Zepeto is more than a cartoon app: it also works as a social network. Available for Android and iPhone (iOS), the app makes it possible to create a custom avatar and place it to interact with dolls from other users of the platform. In November 2018, Zepeto became the most downloaded app on the US App Store.
The process of creating Zepeto's avatar is slightly different from the above programs. First, I need the user to take a selfie, which will be used by the app system to automatically create his character. It can be customized later with different skin tone, hair, beards and accessories.
The differential of Zepeto is the possibility of adding physical movements and sentences in the digital figure. This feature serves to create a presentation on your social network profile and acts as a first interaction with other users. You can still invite them to perform suggested actions and moves next to your avatar. The game is recorded in images that can be used in the background or shared on other social networks.
The interactive application interface is easy to handle. The free app, but some features can be purchased from the app's online store such as clothing, accessories and the unlocking of new physical moves.
The Zepeto app works as a social network: you create your avatar to interact with other users' characters Photo: (Playback / Maria Dias)