Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Tribune Media/iPhone ToonsWare PreRelease Demo

The app is coming June 29, 2009.

From the press release:

Follow us on http://www.twitter.com/ToonsWare or visit our website http://www.toonsware.com. The ToonsWare app for the Apple iPhone delivers the best in Political cartoons and will soon be available for wireless mobile devices staring with the iPhone (on June 29th, 2009), RIM and Google.

Developed in partnership with Tribune Media Services and featuring well known cartoonists. The partnership with TMS will allow fans that follow political cartoons in their daily newspaper to have them delivered right to their iPhone beginning with the Apple iPhone 3.0 OS release at the end of June 2009.

Fans can share their favorite cartoons via email right from the app on the iPhone as well as rate and comment on them. With new cartoons delivered daily, fans dont have to tear out the cartoons and scan to share anymore.

Is this the 90s? Since when do fans have to tear out and scan?

It's disappointing that users will only see a small slice of the available cartoons with this app. It's worth addressing on their site or press release why ToonsWare is better than Web sites that have a lot of great editorial cartoons, for instance, the AAEC site or Cagle.com.

I also hope that there is (laugh if you like) some trickle down income aspect for the men and women who actually create the content.

Hey, I can hope, consarn it!

Bad form: The http://www.toonsware.com/ site has no catchy cartoon graphic. Please rethink that, you Venture DNA Media people! Thanks!


Mark Anderson said...

Good for them for putting an app together, but seriously, how about some audio in that video. Zzzzzzzzzzz...

How much is this gonna be, anyway?

NewBaby.com said...

Wow, I love this. I hate to admit I must be one of the people who gets the morning paper and tears out stuff I like to share...Hmm??

I will get this app cause I love some of these editorial cartoons with my new 3GS iPhone.

Unknown said...

The app is available now in the Apple iTunes Store... finally! Check us out! keyword: toonsware