Bitmoji is a new app that allows you to create & include personalized emoji for use in messaging or as an avatar.
The app’s developer Bitsrips already has the Bitstrips app that allows users to create cartoon versions of themselves for use in comics, avatars & social media sharing. So clearly, it was not a big leap from there to using the same cartoon version to create a range of personalized emoji that are perfect for different situations.
Using the Bitmoji app, you can create a custom avatar with billions of possible combinations. The app offers a library of “Bitmojis” for every mood, comic scene or sticker – every one of which will include your comic version.
LOL is no longer a generic yellow face laughing. It’s your face peeking out of the “O” in the middle of the letters LOL. If someone sends you a cute kitten picture or video, you an respond back with a “meow” where your face is the O.
You can choose from all kinds of personalized emoji & stickers, including facial expressions for different moods to visual statements & full-body poses.
It’s definitely a whole lot more fun than your generic emoji, which is less cool & trendy now with Vine & other such tools that allow you to create & share instant mini-videos & jpegs that say a whole lot more as a graphic response on social networks.
Putting a stamp of personalization on the emoji makes it fun again, & there’s all kinds of possibilities for further developments.
Using it is exceedingly simple if you are already a user of the original Bitstrips app. You just need to fire up the Bitmoji app & sign in with you Facebook login. You’ll have your comic avatar waiting for you.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based Bitstrips Inc. was founded in Oct 2007 by Jacob Blackstock & Shahan Panth. Blackstock is the company’s CEO & Panth is the VP Marketing. Bitstrips has raised $11 in funding to-date, include $3 million in Series A funding in Dec 2013 & another $8 million in Series B in Oct 2014.
Click here to download the Bitmoji personalized emoji app on your iOS device.
Click here to download the Bitmoji personalized app on your Android device.
Image Credit: Bitmoji