About the app

The world’s largest database of cartoons in your pocket. It’s an infinite library of cartoon humour to explore and share. New cartoons are added by the minute, all by the world’s top cartoonists so you’ll never stop laughing!

When you find a great cartoon, add it to your bookmarked collection or share the joy quickly and easily across your favourite social networks, by text or by email.

You can even click through to CartoonStock.com to buy custom gifts or download high res. files for use in teaching, presentations and publishing.

Search & Share was also designed as a generic app that could easily be reskinned and applied to any image library, so contact us if you’re a picture library looking for a cost effective start to your mobile strategy. A second variant, “Cartoon News” has been created for CartoonStock’s realtime marketplace for news and political cartoons.

The client

CartoonStock

CartoonStock.com is the web’s most visited image library specialising in cartoons and animations.

It’s a high traffic website and throughout its 15 year history, it has built a sophisticated delivery system for selling cartoon images and animations to an impressive client list.

Like many established web businesses, they were seeing a steady drain of traffic to mobile devices. They decided that the first step in rectifying this should be to build a quick and efficient native mobile app that would allow users to enjoy and share their content on the move.

Their first decision was whether to start with an iOS/iPhone app or an app for Android. They decided on Android due to a faster growing user-base, a less crowded marketplace for apps and less problems with strict content guidelines.

They asked Bearded Hen to develop the app and once their Android version was working well, they asked us to create the “Cartoon News” and “Jantoo” variants as well as an iOS version.