sun-smile-smallThe Sun has launched a new iPhone app offering free sport and showbiz stories, with the aim of cheering up readers.

“The Sun Smile application brings you a selection of the day’s funniest stories, giving you that feel good factor everyday for free,” explains its App Store listing.

Readers shake their iPhone or tap on the app’s smile logo to bring up a new batch of stories, including photos and videos. They can also share stories to Facebook and Twitter.

The free app – available until the end of March alongside the newspaper’s Big Smile Giveaway marketing campaign – sits alongside the full Sun apps for iPhone and iPad, which charge users a monthly subscription for full access to the newspaper’s content.