Everybody loves pizza. It’s the great unifier. Rich people love pizza, poor people love pizza, Democrats love pizza, Republicans love pizza, short people love pizza, tall people love pizza, earthlings love pizza, aliens (would probably) love pizza—you get the gist. It’s popular.
So popular, in fact, that most Americans will consume at least 6,000 slices of ‘za over the course of their lifetime. But if your love for those cheesy pies is so powerful that it goes beyond just enjoying the dish, then this new pizza-centered app might be right for you.
Pizzafy was created by Alicia Lu, a pizza lover who was shocked to discover that despite living in the age of puppy dog face filters and bitmoji stickers, there currently existed no dedicated way to add delicious slices of pizza to our photographs. So, despite zero knowledge or experience with designing apps, she teamed up with a developer to create an app that could fill that exact gap in the pizza-lover's universe. Lu ordered a pizza from her local Brooklyn shop, Gino’s, photographed the slices, and used them to create customizable pizza stickers that can now be added to any photo you want.
Whether it needs them or not.
Buddha statue? Add some pizza.
Sleeping baby? Add some pizza.
Puppy dog? Add some pizza.
Whatever you’ve got, there’s a good chance it would look better with some pizza. Though the app is currently free to download, a $1.99 upgrade is also available which increases the variety of slices and whole pies that users can add to their photos. In the future Lu hopes to expand on the sticker collection, including special seasonal packages like a heart-shaped pizza for Valentine’s Day. But as Lu explains to Forbes, her plans are even bigger: “Eventually, I would love to use the app to create a community around pizza, have local pizza shops and pizza makers be featured somehow, and just bring the world together through their favorite food.”
Is that mission a little far-fetched? Maybe.
But “pizza” and “cheesy” have always gone hand in hand.
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