Mobile apps development for Funny Or Die

Funny Or Die doesn’t need any introductions. A leading full-service comedy studio, the company has produced content for HBO, Comedy Central, and Netflix and featured big names like Zach Galifianakis, Jim Carrey, and Barack Obama.

Bringing all the best comedy videos and off-the-wall content highlights in one app, Funny Or Die won numerous awards, including Emmy, Peabody Award, Clio, and the Golden Lion.

With 19+ million unique users and 60+ million video views per month, Funny Or Die took a step forward in transforming its digital tools. In 2015, the company entrusted the redesign and implementation of its flagship Android app to AgileEngine’s experts.

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  • Technology
    Android Native, Java/Kotlin/C++, Realm, MVVM/Data binding, Chromecast, ExoPlayer, OpenGL ES
  • Domains of expertise
    Mobile development, UI and backend development
  • Business domain
    Entertainment

Rebuilding and developing 100% funny apps

The amount of work done by the AgileEngine team is tremendous. Our experts participated in the development of the client’s flagship app, as well as multiple standalone applications.

They also took ownership of UI and backend development and, in addition, helped Funny Or Die experiment with VR/360 video.

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Deliverables

  • Completely rebuilt the Funny or Die app for Android, featuring image galleries, articles, and a video browsing experience similar to YouTube
  • Implemented Chromecast support to bring Funny or Die videos to TV screens
  • Developed News Flash for Android, a lightweight news browsing app with jokes
  • Extended the existing Weather app for Android with new features, including the weather widget and multi-cities support
  • Provided UI and backend development services for the web version of Pitch, helping migrate parts of the app to a cross-platform iOS/Android stack (React Native)
  • Worked on R&D, experimenting with VR/360-degree video playback on Google Cardboard
  • Implemented a video editing tool for Android

Business Outcomes

  • 4.8 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
  • on the App Store
  • 4.7 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
  • on Google Play
  • App of the Week
  • according to GeekWire
  • Using our team’s extensive expertise, Funny Or Die scaled its mobile technology. The redesign of the Android app increased its Google Play rating from 3.0 to 4.7 stars
  • Our experts developed standalone Android apps for Funny Or Die, including News Flash (a latest humor-flavored news app), Weather (a weather forecast app with a pinch of humor), and Pitch (a comedy writing app) loved by millions of users

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