Paintastic: draw, color, paint - Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?

Yes, I am a software engineer by profession, and I love coding. I work in an IT company and this app has been developed and maintained as a side hobby project of mine under the banner Creativity Unlimited.

What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

I was new to Android when I started developing this mobile app back in 2013. So learning all the concepts and canvas drawing was interesting. What I would call the most challenging aspects of the development of the Paintastic app are:

• Handling bitmap efficiently with memory management
• UI management of the app with loads of simple and complex app features

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

Amazon: I love online shopping

Candy crush: It’s a very addictive gaming app for time-pass

Gmail: I have multiple emails configured on my device for personal and official reasons, and it is very easy to handle multiple emails in Gmail.

How long have you been working on this app?

The app Paintastic was launched on Google Play back in November 2013. Since then, and until now, the app has been in the active development phase with continuous new features and improvements, mostly motivated by user feedback and requests. We have released over 250 updates to the app in the past 9 years.

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

I started to build an MS Paint kind of app for android, and gradually moved to PhotoShop features. Paintastic is a drawing and photo editing android application that was created with the vision that anybody can draw. The app simplifies creating easy doodles, assembling pre-defined shapes, playing with colors, and creating greetings for any user artist or non-artist alike.

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

Paintastic is a powerful utility app that is versatile and suitable for all age groups ranging from young kids to elderly folks. The characteristic features of the app besides basic drawing tools (which makes the app better than similar apps on the market) are:

- Lots of predefined vector shapes (floral, decor, buildings and transports, birds and animals, human body parts, apparel and accessories, food and kitchen, sports and music)

- Well-designed color selector with unique multicolor gradient feature for brush and background.

- Custom shape crop and custom text crop

We are proud of the customer service and satisfaction we provide via the app. We make sure to have a personalised reply to each and every review on Play Store, and also reply to emails in an acceptable time window. The loyal users often raise some feature requests or even inform the bugs, and those are the things we work on proactively, and that is how the app shapes mainly :)

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

The future plans in app updates are related to newer shape bundles and stickers in the app. Other than that, the main focus shall be on creating easy video tutorials for the app users, and marketing of the app.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

I would request the new users of the app to first explore the app, and reach out to us for feedback. If they like the app, we would be glad if they spread the word among family and friends and share the app and moreover the drawings created by them with their friends and on social media.

Paintastic: draw, color, paint

About App:

Paintastic is a free android paint app(also WAStickerApps) with best painting tools to create colorful drawings, beautiful paintings, designs, logos, greeting cards, WhatsApp stickers, use as background eraser, create pixel art, paths. You can start from scratch or beautify existing pictures and photos.

You don’t have to be a graphic designer or artist to paint & create art masterpieces. Use paintbrush, add textures, shapes, much more. Just express yourself and unleash your creativity unlimited!

Paintastic is a powerful and quick draw tool suitable for all ages(paint for kids as well as adults)


Support of upto 5 layers on top of background.

Variety of paintbrushes in various shapes and styles(blur, emboss, neon, outline). Also control the size, opacity, scatter, jitter of your paintbrush.

Create amazing pixel arts with variety of brush tips

Create vector paths and save as shapes, use paths for selection, etc.

Hundreds of shapes, ready to use: basic geometrical, floral, celestial, apparels , body parts, stick figures, smileys, frames and borders, buildings & transport, ribbons & badges, and much more.

To create colorful drawings, be in control of the colors. Use our well-designed color picker and unique multicolor feature for paintbrush and drawing background.

Create collages, Valentine Card, Birthday Card, and other personalized cards from memorable pictures and photos.

Write caption and quotes in your drawing/painting. Change font style, size, colors and even write curved text.

• WhatsApp Stickers
Create custom stickers or add existing sticker pack for WhatsApp. WAStickerApps

Various image filters, patterns, textures, and effects for applying to your drawing.

You can copy, paste, move, crop, resize, rotate, flip horizontal/vertical all or selected area of your sketch and beautiful paintings easily with our Selection Tool.


You can share your Valentine's card or Birthday card directly from our app. Share to email address, Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, and other social networks of your choice.

There are many other painting tools to discover in our drawing app(Paint bucket, scratch mode, finger pinch to zoom tool, color picker). Just download and try them all!

Download Paintastic now! Let the creativity flow and paint your imagination :)

Categories: Art & Design

Date: January 24, 2023

Developer: Creativity Unlimited



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