WebToon is the most popular comic app with diverse creators and vibrant community which offers endless choices for their readers. Webtoon has remained to be one of the largest and most well-known comic app on the App Store. With Webtoon’s expansive number of genres, from romance to horror, there is bound to be something for everyone.
In total, 2,087,958 reviews are found in Google play store with 4.8 stars rating. There has been 50,000,000+ installs and the most recent update is December 16, 2021. While in Apple app store WebToon is ranked No. 32 in Entertainment category with 4.7 stars rating by 129.2K users. The app is rated as 12+ on both Google play and iOS App store and its target group is youth who like reading comics, manga & manhwa.
There are two sections on Webtoon readers can browse for stories on, “Originals” and “Canvas”. “Originals” being comics that have been hand-picked by Webtoon themselves, and updates on a consistent weekly schedule. Some of the more well-known Webtoon Originals, like True Beauty and Sweet Home have been made into K-dramas. And Tower of God which has been translated into an anime. Whereas “Canvas” stories can be made by anyone to upload onto Webtoon. But unlike Webtoon Originals, Canvas authors do not have to follow a strict schedule of uploading on a specific day, but rather have free reign over their upload schedule. Although Canvas creators do not necessarily get paid by Webtoon, they have the opportunity to be upgraded to being a Webtoon Original through reader support.
Like many other apps, users have the ability to purchase in-app “coins” in order to unlock future episodes of a series. And if you would rather not spend money, Webtoon hosts fun events that earn you free coins. Such as reading a certain number of episodes from a series or even just checking in daily into the app. This method of earning coins not only spurs the reader on to frequent the app, but also promotes their stories. A fun scheme that has clearly proved effective.
Webtoon has a tailored system for their users, where they would recommend stories similar to ones you have read before or stories they feel like you might possibly like. Though it is not always accurate, readers are bound to find something that intrigues them.
•Users are able to enjoy a variety of works from creators
•Webtoon’s community guidelines already largely filters NSFW works and content, to make sure that children are safe if they do ever encounter NSFW content
•Easy and intuitive to use
•Has many events that allow readers to win coins without having to pay for them
•Webtoon creators have autonomy over their work and are able to grow a large audience through Webtoon’s promotion
•Comments under Webtoon comics are largely unfiltered
•App sometimes does take a while to load
•Completed series become locked and the only way one can read it is through unlocking one episode per day or through coins which cost money