Ian Charnas


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A mustache for everyone

Four years before Snapchat released their face-decorating video filters, the very first live video mustache app appeared in the iPhone App Store in 2011. The now-archived app was called LiveStache, and used a novel iOS image processing technique to perform augmented reality at video frame rates on the now-outdated iPhone 3.

My role in all of this

I created this humorous app to share my love and enjoyment for mustaches and beards.


Years later, the modern processing power of mobile devices has increased by more than 1000%, allowing Snapchat developers to add animations and face alignment detection to vastly improve on the experience. 

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Thanks to the many people who helped LiveStache bring mustaches to faces around the world.

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