Yo, you know what the world needs? A messaging app with no words. Strictly emojis. Even your username is an emoji. You are shaking your head at this point, but a part of you is going, damn, why didn’t I think of that? The service isn’t out yet, but you can sign up at Emoj.li.
Messaging apps have been everywhere as of late. Whatsapp was bought for $19 billion, and Yo, a messaging app that sends just ‘Yo’, came and went as a transitory fad. So what abot Emoj.li? Will it be a transitory fad? To answer that, open your Twitter or Instagram timeline. Still think it will be just a fad?
The app is targeted at Generation Z, or those born in the 90s. Has anyone thought this alphabetical generation naming through? We are out of letters. Maybe there’s an emoji for that. Young people, and those of us who still act like children – that’s quite a bit – have taken to using the Unicode characters versus songs. Mashable has translated 20 novels into the emoji language.
Even the Library of Congress accepted Emoji Dick, a translation of Herman Melville’s classic. If that’s not enough for you, Beyonce’s Drunk in Love has a YouTube video done completely in emojis.
So, it looks like the app’s creator is going to have a winner on their hands. Who can blame them for taking messaging where the wind blows. As for the rest of us? I’m sure Rosetta Stone will hook us up with a language learning CD. You are going to need it to decide what exactly a sun, three whales and a pig is trying to convey to you.
Be sure to check out the site and sign up. There are only so many two-character combinations you can have for a username.