Apple Removes Emoji - Last chance!

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by fungg3, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. fungg3 macrumors regular

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    Hello All!

    As of today, Apple has informed us (Typing Genius) that they are now removing any trace of emoji from the App Store. This means:
    - All new apps related to emoji will be rejected in the review process
    - Existing apps that do not provide additional functionality will be pulled from the App Store (e.g. Emotifun, iEmoji pulled already)
    - Existing apps that DO provide additional functionality (e.g. Typing Genius) will be required to provide an update to Apple immediately

    For all iPhone/iPod Touch fans, this is the last chance to can get emoji enabled on their devices - only a few days remain! Typing Genius has been very successful in the past weeks, reaching #8 at its peak on the Top 100 chart, providing tens of thousands of users with fun emoticons. To date, it still provides the most easy and reliable unlock that works across all OS versions. Its success is shown in our hundreds of 5-star reviews on the App Store. I have attached a few screenshots of those reviews which I personally find quite amusing and entertaining. It only goes to show just how much fun one can have with emojis!

    We would also like to inform you all that:
    - Existing Typing Genius users who have already unlocked emoji will not be affected when Apple remove apps from the App Store
    - Emoji unlock will remain intact for users who upgrade to a newer version of Typing Genius (without the unlock) later on

    We do not know how long Apple will take to accept our update, but unfortunately emojis will be inaccessible in the very near future. Emoji fans should hurry before it's too late!

    Media coverage on this story right now! -
    Gizmodo
    ArsTechnica
    iPhoneAlley

    Thanks,
    www.TypingGenius.com
     

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  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I really don't understand why Apple hates those little things so much.

    What's the problem?

    EDIT: Let me say, I can understand why Apple wouldn't want them there as a default. But the current setup meant you had to go well out of your way to get them (downloading a program instead of just flipping a settings switch). I thought that was a good compromise.

    But apparently not.
     
  3. bbotte macrumors 65816

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    I bet the next iPhone OS update will remove all emoji from all non japan phones too.
     
  4. yalag macrumors 65816

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    I've been using this for a while, and it's really a lot of fun. I'm sick of Apple telling me what I can have and what I can't have. It's already built in the god damn devices and the app enables what's ALREADY there. Now they get banned why :(
     
  5. kicko macrumors 65816

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    get the spell number app. its free. I found that after i wasted a $1:(
     
  6. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    Spell number types letters instead of faces on mine. POS crap!
     
  7. yalag macrumors 65816

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    It's true, same for me. Don't cheap out on 0.99 cents. Typing Genius is indeed most reliable so far as developer posted.
     
  8. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    Does the Apple one work the same way as Spell # on the keyboard?
     
  9. Acronym macrumors 68000

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    To be honest I never really liked emoticons that much with exception to the standard smiley faces, I just don't like finishing words with pictures. I also don't see why apple has got their panties tied in a not over a program that adds more to there already existing emoticons
     
  10. kicko macrumors 65816

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    Odd it worked fine on mine and a co-workers....did you follow the directions? open app.
    type 9876543.21
    hit home button
    go into general/keyboard/international
    scroll down to Japanese, select and turn on emjoi


    you dont need to pay $1 but you can if you want i actually bought typing genius as well. However my co-worker only had spell number installed with no issues, so i know it does work.
     
  11. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    Yes...It works on my wifes, but I get letter for a lot of the pics. The thumbs up, down, clap...all those come up "ffb" "fbh" crap like that.
     
  12. JForestZ34 macrumors 6502a

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    The reason why apple hates this is because it's something that customer's like..


    James
     
  13. jeremykyle macrumors regular

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    Touche'!
     
  14. RTiii320 macrumors 6502a

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    I just bought the app. for the heck of it.. there are some pretty funny ones on there i must say
     
  15. Bern macrumors 68000

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    Using Spellnumber worked for me.

    I don't think (hope) the next iPhone update will lose the emoji once it's been activated because from what I understand if you had done this prior to installing 2.2.1 it still existed on your iPhone afterwards. Personally I like having these because I use them much the same way the Japanese do anyway (not just for the sake of having emoticons in a message that is).
     
  16. Masquerade macrumors 6502a

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    Apple =) <--- this is a smile, look is formed with only ascii characters ahah :p :p :p

    (Would be hilarious if Apple removed all non-alphabet characters from the system pagecode)
     
  17. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    Ditto.

    No wonder why I can't find Emotifun..
     
  18. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Good thing I snatched up EmotiFun when it was on the App Store for part of a day.
     
  19. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    Apple is more of a buzz-kill than Buzz Killington... :(
     
  20. jeremykyle macrumors regular

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    LOL!
     
  21. mrbass macrumors member

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    Do you think Apple says let's piss off the community. Obviously not it's either licensing issues (my guess) or has to do with AT&T having a hissy fit thinking it'll cause support issues when people say yea I sent an email to my mom and she can't read my love emojis I demand to speak to a supervisor at once gosh dang it!

    btw spell number worked on mine, my wife's, my sisters, my brother-in-laws, my other brother-in-laws and my brothers idevices just fine so don't see what's the point in wasting a buck.
     
  22. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Umm... anyone can see those little emoji icons whether they can send them or not. The emoji enablers simply allow you to send them.
     
  23. jeremykyle macrumors regular

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    So far, with my experience, only other iPhone users can see them. Blackberries, Windows Mobile devices, and non-smartphone devices only see a little square.
     
  24. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    That's what I meant. I guess I'm lucky and almost all of my friends have iPhones.

    My Girlfriend
    My Brother
    My Brother's friend
    My Cousin
    My Brother's Girly Friend
     
  25. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    So I have a question...How will I be able to get Emoji if I have to get my iPhone replaced?? Will there be a way??? :(
     

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