Sergey Tokarev: Doublicat beats its competitors significantly on AppStore and GooglePlay

Sergey Tokarev, an investor of RefaceAI, announced that Doublicat had surpassed 5 million downloads and reached the tops of AppStore and GooglePlay charts. RefaceAI, a Ukrainian IT development company, launched the app on January 13, 2020. The Doublicat app allows its users to replace faces on GIF-images. Before Doublicat, the Ukrainian developers’ team released Reflect last year. The Reflect app allowed its users to replace faces on photos.

Sergey Tokarev, an investor of RefaceAI, announced that Doublicat had surpassed 5 million downloads and reached the tops of AppStore and GooglePlay charts. RefaceAI, a Ukrainian IT development company, launched the app on January 13, 2020. The Doublicat app allows its users to replace faces on GIF-images. Before Doublicat, the Ukrainian developers’ team released Reflect last year. The Reflect app allowed its users to replace faces on photos.

According to Sergey Tokarev, this app positions the company one step closer to its goal of replacing faces on videos. The Reflect app also became popular in various parts of the world. Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, was also attracted by the Reflect app. He shared the results of the app on his Twitter account. It boosted the downloads by creating a chain reaction on social media. It was a huge success for RefaceAI.

Sergey Tokarev talked about the uniqueness of the face replacement technology used by the company. The company spent over three years on the development of Generative Adversarial Nets (GAN) technology. However, its competitors use CGI (computer-generated imagery) technology. GAN technology produces more realistic results as compared to CGI technology. In the case of Doublicat, the Ukrainian singers, Olga Polyakova and Jerry Heil, played a crucial role. They used the app to produce the videos for their songs. More than 30000 people watched the music video released by Heil in the first few hours. Polyakova shared the results of the app on her Instagram account. In the current world, if an app attracts a celebrity, it can beyond the expectations. A similar thing happened with Reflect and Doublicat.

The Doublicat app got a very good start in terms of the number of downloads. In the first two months of its release, the app was downloaded by more than 750000 users. In the next month, the app crossed 4 million downloads. In less than two more months, the app was already downloaded by 4 million users. In July, Sergey Tokarev announced that the app reached 5 million downloads. On July 28, the ranking of the app in the US was 17th on the AppStore in the entertainment category.

The Doublicat app is a highly entertaining app for users. They can show themselves as famous actors, politicians, athletes, celebrities, or anyone else by using this app. Tokarev admired the efforts of the team behind the app. β€œThe way of the company to the face replacement on GIF-images has been long, difficult, and involved several stages,” noted RefaceAI investor. According to him, the toughest stage was the development of GAN technology. However, the experience of the developers helped the company to overcome all hurdles. In the end, they developed a technology that replaces faces on GIF-images in a much realistic manner.

The RefaceAl investor also talked about the future plans of the company. The development team is looking forward to creating software that will detect the fake videos generated by using face replacement technologies. Moreover, it will continue improving the technology to be able to replace faces on videos. Tokarev also said that it was good for the company that the app got appreciation not only in Ukraine but in various other countries in the world including the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, the US, and many more. In the Philippines and Thailand, Doublicat beat one of the most popular apps, Tiktok.