Hey Apple, open source your emoji kit!(medium.com)

4 years ago from nusu alabuga, Full-Stack Developer

  • nusu alabuganusu alabuga, 4 years ago

    I have never thought someone really likes Mİcrosoft's emojis before, didn't expect that. An emoji crafted based on the same idea, same scenario. but all variations on other platforms gives a feeling in a very different way.

    I think some emoji kit (for me it's apple) have to be universal standard, I didn't think people using different phone sending emojis in a conversation with a strong feeling shouldn't change whenever you are on a different platform, changing kits on every other platform affects the base feeling that makes you chose, can cause a very different feeling for other person, that's why WhatsApp and Telegram use Apple's emoji kit on every platform.

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    • Connor Tomas O'BrienConnor Tomas O'Brien, 4 years ago

      You might want to check outEmojiOne — their 2016 release is open source and has been forked a few hundred times.

      I'm not sure how realistic it is for design assets created by major tech companies to be open sourced, unless the express purpose is to enable further development of those projects. To be fair, though, Apple tend to be extremely lax with policing the use of their emoji set.

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