Swiftkey, the developer of a popular Android and iOS predictive keyboard that was acquired by Microsoft earlier this year, has just released Swiftmoji, a new emoji prediction app for iOS and Android devices. This is the first new product from the team since its acquisition and Swiftmoji aims to embrace the "emoji-mania" that led us to send each other 6 billion emoji globally every day.
Peter Holc, iOS Swiftmoji product manager, shared on the SwiftKey blog:
Emoji popularity has exploded and very quickly it’s become the most-used unofficial language globally. However keyboards have been slow to capitalize on its rising popularity and the ongoing, daily quest to find the right emoji is still a big frustration. That’s where Swiftmoji comes in – suggesting just the right emoji for what you want to say.
According to the blog post, the app leverages the same core technology as the original Swiftkey predictive keyboard. However, Swiftmoji is a simple emoji keyboard on iOS devices while the app can be chosen as a full keyboard replacement on Android.
You can get more details about how it works below:
The app works by using the context of what you’re typing coupled with worldwide emoji trends to give you the best and most topical emoji predictions. Swiftmoji quickly recognizes sentiment across a huge userbase, analyzing how millions of people have used emoji over a given period.
Swiftmoji is currently only available in English, and you can try it right now from the download links below. Additionally, you can visit the dedicated website to know more about the app and the team has also published earlier this month an interesting mid-year review of some of the emoji-related people and events that have made 2016 so interesting thus far.
If you often use emojis on your mobile devices on your Android or iOS devices, will you give Swiftmoji a try? If so, let us know in the comments what do you think of the app.