Bitstrips mobile app

The Bitstrips app is hybrid mobile application for iOS and Android that allows you to create and customize your avatar and create comics with you and your friends. With millions of users, Bitstrips is one of the most popular, highly-rated, mobile apps on both iOS and Android worldwide.

I worked on a small team of developers to improve and overhaul the Bitstrips mobile application.

I was a key player in overhauling the current client-side mobile comic editor, replacing the sluggish Flash editor with a lighter-weight, high-performing HTML5 Canvas/JavaScript comic editor.

I also developed the photo comic feature, which allows users to take photos with their camera phones or upload photos from their camera rolls to include as the background to their custom photo comic.

The new comic editor is more interactive than the previous one, allowing users to drag and drop their avatar and chat bubbles around the canvas. It also features inline text editing for chat bubble text, and includes support for adding emojis to chat bubbles.

  • Cordova/PhoneGap development
  • Large-scale JavaScript development in AngularJS
  • HTML5 canvas development
  • Unit testing/test-driven development to create high-quality, well-tested code

The Bitstrips mobile application is available for Android and iOS.

Launched 🚀 March 2015

CSS Front-end Development JavaScript
New photo comic feature allows you to upload a photo or snap one with your camera phone. You can drag-and-drop your avatar and chat bubble.

New photo comic feature allows you to upload a photo or snap one with your camera phone. You can drag-and-drop your avatar and chat bubble.

New lighter-weight, higher-performing comic editor written in JavaScript and HTML5 Canvas

New lighter-weight, higher-performing comic editor written in JavaScript and HTML5 Canvas

Users can make a comic by choosing from a variety of themed templates.

Users can make a comic by choosing from a variety of themed templates.

Photo comic feature

Photo comic feature

Users can view their friends' comics in their news feed

Users can view their friends' comics in their news feed