Jamaal Charles backs photo app 'vamp!'

December, 11, 2012
Jamaal CharlesGeorge Gojkovich/Getty ImagesA new photo app allows users to insert Charles and other NFL players into their personal pictures.
Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs is one of the most elusive running backs in the NFL.

While it may be tough for would-be tacklers to catch him on the field, a new app called vamp! is making it a lot easier for fans to capture him off of it.

With vamp!, you can insert Charles into any picture, making it look as if he’s there. It’s kind of like photo-bombing in reverse.

Charles said he partnered with vamp! creator MoZeus Worldwide because he was impressed by the cutting-edge technology of the app.

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Courtesy of MoZeus WorldwideThe writer poses with a virtual Charles, thanks to the vamp! app.
“I look forward to viewing the fan photos posted on social media,” he said.

Once you’ve downloaded the app, you can choose from a number of different poses -- and even select different players, including Ray Lewis with the Baltimore Ravens and Chris Culliver of the San Francisco 49ers.

There’s a free version, which includes three photos. For 99 cents, you can get six different poses.

Since we all know whose autograph Charles has been after, we decided to ask him whom he, personally, would want a photo with.

“Arian Foster of the Houston Texans,” Charles said.

Your move, Arian.

Download the vamp! app here.

Katie Linendoll is an Emmy Award-winning technology expert contributing to ESPN, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. She contributes tech segments to CNN and hosts a tech show on Spike TV. She has a degree in Information Technology New Media from Rochester Institute of Technology and is a diehard Buffalo Bills fan.



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