French Girls has generated over 2 million installs and has helped artists around the world make money through the app.
Epic romantic disaster. That’s what James Cameron’s blockbuster movie “Titanic” is categorized as within movie-industry speak. Besides garnering such a unique category distinction, the “Titanic” is also where a few maniacal app designers lifted the name for their portrait app French Girls. But French Girls is far from an epic romantic disaster, though some artist’s renditions may reflect that title. During the movie, Rose asks Jack Dawson to “Draw me like one of your French girls.” This is where the name French Girls derives from, but the task of building such an app didn’t come from pop culture. Instead, it took many late nights from a team of APPEK developers to get things rolling. French Girls is one of APPEK’s most popular apps – and having over 2 million downloads on the App Store proves this.
The original concept of the app allowed users to submit selfies and get them drawn randomly by people around the globe. As the app matured it has become a marketplace for commissioned artwork inspired by selfies. French Girls App makes it easy for buyers and sellers to transform photographs into digital artwork that can be shipped door-to-door as a variety of physical print products. The platform is growing gangbusters and helping artists from around the world monetize and in so doing defying the traditional notion that art should be a “hobby at best” and not a career or legitimate form of income.