Wednesday 28 September 2016

This company has created over 150 Irish emojis ahead of Euro 2016

Published 09/06/2016 | 08:08

What started out as something that looked borderline like "Clip Art" from Microsoft Word, emojis have developed into a major element of modern day communication.

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The use of a smile, wink, or pretty much any expression anyone has ever used has almost superseded the need for punctuation for many.

Now Ireland has been immortalised in the cartoon-like manner that many adore. There over 150 new variations covering everything Ireland from the Garda to the Cliffs of Moher.

The emojis can be added to your keyboard by downloading the Irishmoji app here for iPhone: apple.co/25GZU10 or here for Android: http://bit.ly/1VHmZ0I

From there open the app and the tutorial will guide you through the rest.

Founder of Fanmoji Tim Webber said the company ran a poll to determine which aspects they would cover in the emojis.

“We’ve been blown away by the support we’ve had, and hope we’ve done a good first job. We will continue to work hard on updates and improvements if people show they want them.

“Above all, we want people to have fun using the Irishmojis and creating their own through our new Irish Yourself feature. Hopefully it’s a great way to get behind the team this summer and show that support in messaging and on social," he said.

The emojis were illustrated by Diarmuid Ó Catháin who hopes users will enjoy the new stickers.

“I have enjoyed the challenge of working on this project and I think that Fanmoji’s ethos of collaborating with local illustrators is great and that it helps ensure that an authentic side of the country is shown in Irishmoji.

 “I'm looking forward to getting these out there now and seeing the reaction. There's a little something in there for everyone hopefully."

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