SwiftKey Launches Emoji Prediction App

owilson on Wednesday July 20, 2016 at 03:38:36 PM

SwiftKey Launches Emoji Prediction App

SwiftKey has unveiled a mobile app that can predict the emoji that you want to use.

(CCM) — On Wednesday, SwiftKey revealed on its official blog that it had launched Swiftmoji, an app that it describes as "designed to offer you perfect emoji predictions based on what you’ve just typed." The app, which is the first project launched by SwiftKey since its $250 million acquisition by Microsoft last year, uses both context clues and global emoji trends to guess which of the more than 1,800 available emoji that you are likely to want to use.

With emoji use at an all-time high — as roughly 6 billion emoji messages are sent each day by users all over the world — it appears that Swiftmoji hopes to exploit this rising interest. "Keyboards have been slow to capitalize on [emoji's] rising popularity, and the ongoing, daily quest to find the right emoji is still a big frustration. That’s where Swiftmoji comes in," said Peter Holc, Product Manager for the iOS branch of the app's release, in a statement. Swiftmoji is currently only available in English for both iOS and Android devices.

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