Imoji, an app which lets users turn their own images into tiny emoji-style stickers for use in messaging apps, has released an SDK, ready for other companies to integrate the platform into their own apps. By signing up with Imoji, developers will have access to an existing library of three million – yes, three million – existing, custom emojis, free of charge.
The company’s first confirmed partner is Fleksy, which produces an alternative keyboard for iOS and Android, and Imojis will be integrated into it. At the moment, Imojis are sent through the Imoji app, but this would put the stickers at the fingertips of users, increasing the convenience for users. The company will announce other partners in the near future.
“Stickers represent a basic vehicle for communication, it goes beyond mobile messaging and includes games, dating apps, and more. Custom emojis live wherever people communicate.”
Imoji’s stickers differ from those offered by Facebook Messenger and Line, by being almost entirely user generated, and completely free. According to TechCrunch, Imoji isn’t concentrating on monetization yet, but said it won’t be looking at branded sticker affiliations like those offered by Line. It has so far received $2 million in funding.