Piku Piku: You’ll never get bored with this app!

Gaurav Khanna
Jan 21, 2016 · 4 min read

What is Piku Piku?

Piku Piku is a free app to record and share fun GIFs or Repeating Video Clips, that play forwards and backwards in a continuous loop, using your iPhone or iPod Touch camera. Tap the shutter button once and Piku Piku does the rest.

Why did you make Piku Piku?

We did not want to burden GIFO (the app to make GIF Collages — that we launched in September, 2015) with the bloat of more features; therefore, we decided to build a completely new app which is fresh, lightweight and fun to use.

How did you come up with the name?

Thanks to Disneyland!

We spent a lot of time thinking about the name while building the app because we wanted something unique and funny. Finally, Amit (my brother) and I, while at the Disneyland Resort in Hong Kong heard photographers humorously say “Piku Piku” to kids as an instruction to smile. It made every one laugh and this is it :)

Features & Explanation

  • Quickly record GIFs or videos
  • Apply striking filters
  • Front screen & rear camera flash
  • Self timer mode
  • Switch between front or rear camera
  • Portrait & landscape mode
  • GIFs and videos play forwards and backwards
  • Notification Center widget to quickly make GIFs or videos
  • 3D Touch Home Screen Quick Actions

Where can Piku Piku be shared?

Piku Piku comes ready for sharing on popular social networks, messengers and more such as:

  • Instagram
  • Tumblr
  • Twitter
  • iMessage
  • WhatsApp
  • Facebook
  • Email

Piku Piku automatically posts a video file to Instagram and Whatsapp because GIFs are not supported on their network.

Launch Details


  • What are the system requirements for Piku Piku? Piku Piku requires iOS 8 or later. Piku Piku fully supports iOS 9.
  • What devices work with Piku Piku? Piku Piku can be used on iPhone and iPod Touch. The iPad app is in development.
  • Do I need an account to use Piku Piku? No. There is no sign in, sign up or number verification required.
  • Is Piku Piku localized? Piku Piku is currently localized in English, Spanish, German, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, French, Italian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Russian, Turkish, and Arabic.
  • Who developed Piku Piku? Piku Piku is developed by brothers Gaurav Khanna & Amit Khanna. They are the founders and CEO’s of Americos Technologies.

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