Monday, May 30, 2016
emogis, bitmojis, etc.
Just curious to know if others out there are familiar with this bitmoji app? My daughter got me onto it and I have to say that it is kind of fun. You get to create a character that looks *somewhat* like yourself... by choosing the hair style, color, eye color, glasses, skin color, clothes, etc. However, for us old folks, there's no way to add wrinkles or the unwanted turkey neck. But you can add shape... using normal, thin, etc.
Anyway, I've been playing with this app today and there are a huge number of emotions and actions (good and bad) that apply to all types of situations. You can use these pictures in text, email, etc. and get your point across instead of actually using words. Interesting concept.
So far in my world my daughter and I are the only ones using these avatars back and forth in our texting. This one on top was the first I've ever used and denotes the way I spend the afternoon if time is available... reading on my bed with my cats. Only thing missing is a cup of tea and several more cats.
It does make me look much younger than I am, but as I said previously, there was not a way to do otherwise (although perhaps there may be one day?). I went for the short white hair, glasses, and the fact that I mostly live in t-shirts (not mid-drift as pictured - heaven forbid) and blue jeans these days.
Anyway, I thought I'd mention it here and see if others are aware of this phenomena... if that's what it is. I find it fun to come across these new ideas and although it isn't anything terribly earth-breaking, it is interesting.
If you'd like to check it out, you can find it by going to the App store on your iPhone and searching for bitmoji. It's a free app and it walks you through the process of creating your avatar.
And if any of you know anything about this app, good or bad, I'd appreciate your comments. My daughter only found it recently and shared it with me this past weekend.