Unlock a hidden hoard of colourful emoticons and transform your online communications forever!
In the modern world with all its instant messaging, texting, Facebooking and so forth, emoticons have become almost as important a part of communication as words themselves. Little pictures of funny cartoon faces pulling a variety of exaggerated expressions can add a whole new layer of meaning, depth or sympathy to a few words transmitted electronically through the ether. It’s funny how you can say pretty much anything you want to anyone in a text message no matter how rude, ignorant, unpleasant or bigoted, as long as you put a little winky face at the end. It’s like the get out of jail free card of electronic communication. Oh, and never send a message of any sort to a boyfriend or girlfriend without putting a smiley face on it or they’ll think you’re in a mood with them and it’ll probably all end in a row!
Times are changing though. In the early days a colon and a bracket would see you through. Then it became actual cartoon faces. Now people demand more emotions than just happy, sad and cheeky. That’s where this app comes in. Perhaps you’ve received messages in the past that contain all sorts of fancy emoticons and you’ve no idea how people are able to do them. Well it’s quite simple. Emoji is what the Japanese call emoticons. Now the Japanese, being somewhat ahead of the most of the world in technology terms and also somewhat in the quirk stakes have been emoticoning to a much higher level than the west for years. In fact their phones come with a huge range of built-in emoticons to the point where you hardly need any words at all. Often when devices are launched in the west the Japanese emoji character sets are deactivated but they’re still present in the phone’s operating system. This app unlocks them, giving you access to a massive 460 emoticons. There are faces, aliens, animals, toys, musical notes, broken hearts, hand gestures and literally hundreds more.
Once activated the Emoji are available to use in instant messages or any other applications you download and they really are a lot of fun to use. You might think it seems a bit puerile and pointless but we suggest you suspend you prejudices for long enough to give it a whirl. If you do we pretty much guarantee you’ll be communicating in cute little hieroglyphics before you even know it. Gotta love this!