Ok, this is not new information however, I felt like I should write about it because I am highly confused as to why a $1.99 Emoji app is in the Top Paid Apps when you can get Emoji for free!
For those of you who do not know what Emoji is, according to Wiki, it is “the Japanese term for the picture characters or emoticons.” It basically enables those cute little emoticons on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Just to make one thing clear, Emoji are already technically on your iPhone and iPod Touch, Emoji applications just enable them.
The reason I am confused is because one of the Top Paid apps in an application that enables emoticons when you can do it for free with an application called Spell Number. The paid app does give you a list of the code for each emoticon (though, I’m not sure how useful that is and probably not worth $1.99).
Spell Number can be used on an iPhone or iPod Touch (including the iPhone 3GS) that is on 2.2, 2.2.1 and 3.0. It is extremely easy to enable the emoticons, just follow the steps below.
1. Download Spell Number from the App Store.
2. Open the app and enter the number 91929394.59
3. Close the application using the Home Button (you do not push any buttons, just enter the number and close the app).
4. Open your stock Settings app and go into General > Keyboard > International Keyboard > Japanese and turn of Emji.
5. Close Settings application using the Home Button
To use the emoticons, just go into any application in which you use the keyboard and you will notice a new globe icon next to the number icon. When you select it, it will bring up all the available emoticons. There are 6 categories to choose from (on the lower menu bar) and multiple pages in each category (just scroll from right to left to see more). To get back to your keyboard, just tap the globe icon all the way to the left on the lower menu bar of the emoticons keyboard. You can delete an emoticons from where you are typing by using the arrow all the way to the right on the lower menu bar of the emoticons keyboard.
There are a few things to note. On an iPhone 3G on firmware 3.0, the globe and delete arrow icons do not show up on the emoticon keyboard but, they still work when you tap on them. I’m not sure what the deal is with that…a glitch I guess because it works fine on other devices on the 3.0 firmware (including the iPhone 3GS). Also, only other iPhone and iPod Touch users can view the emoticons.
Definitely a “must have” application! I love my emoticons!
Note: Once you enable the Emoji keyboard in your settings, you can delete the Spell Number app if you would like…you are still able to enable/disable the keyboard in the Setting without Spell number installed. However, if you would like to keep the applicaiton so that you know how to spell large numbers, that is cool too! :)
For those of you in the jailbreak community…there are apps in Cydia that enable Emoji that are also free.
|Available In: App Store||Price: Free|