Based in New York – Squard, Inc. today announced the official release of Squar’d [pronounced ‘Squared’] – a free application for iPhone and Android that combines three of the most popular mobile activities – gaming, photo sharing and social media.

With Squar’d, photos are divided into 5×5 randomly shuffled squares to create Squarified puzzles. Users can then share puzzles with friends who must solve them in order to see the shared photos. Photos are always shared in their squarified state and users can only view and comment on photos after the puzzle has been solved.

Users earn points for creating, sharing and solving Squar’d puzzles. Points are for bragging rights only for now, except for featured Squar’d Play2Win puzzles that will reward the best players with special prizes.

Squar’d is opening up the platform to brands as a new way to engage with mobile users by offering incentives that are only available after completion of a ‘sponsored’ puzzle or by creating contests rewarding the users who have earned the highest points.

“Squar’d is inherently social – users earn points for not only for solving puzzles, but can also boost their scores by sharing and forwarding solved puzzles to more friends,” said Yanna Sigenlaub, co-founder and CEO of Squard, Inc. “Squar’d makes photo sharing fun for people of all ages, and for advertisers, Squar’d offers a new form of engagement, because users are directly interacting with brand photos.”

Squar’d is available for iPhone and Android and can be downloaded free from the App Store and Google Play.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* This app is optimized for iPhone 5
* 16.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Squar’d – A Photo Sharing Game 1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.

Squar’d – A Photo Sharing Game 1.1
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Squard, Inc. was founded in January 2013 in New York. Although headquartered in NYC, the founding team is based in the US and Denmark and have advisors in Asia and Southern Europe. Squard, Inc. develops applications and platforms that combine consumer entertainment with gaming concepts and provides inherent value to advertisers through integrated marketing messages. Copyright (C) 2013 Squard, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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