The Latest in Tech News: WeMojis App Created to Digitally Represent People of Color and Their Culture
I stumbled across this news while on Tumblr. Howard University graduates and brothers Ewart Brown III and Donovan Brown created an emoji app to represent people of color.
"Wemojis is the most comprehensive mobile app for emoticons of color and culture."
"To provide a diverse and inclusive platform for digital representation for people of color."
If you're a person of color like me, you have noticed something was missing about the emojis we use on a daily basis. One: cultural diversity is not represented and Two: our culture isn't represented either. WeMojis was created to bridge that cap. Check out the screenshots below.
There are two platforms, one for social media such as Instagram.
The other replaces your iPhone's keyboard on your phone.
The app seems fun and includes emojis for black greek letter organizations, cute grandma and grandpa, various flags, a pastor, women with various hairstyles, and an afro pick among the many offered. There is one con, however. It is only available in the Apple store. So Galaxy users such as myself cannot use the app. If you're interested, download details are below.