Texans don't seemed pleased with a new app called TexMoji that provides Lone Star State icons for text messaging.
People are complaining that the app, which was released Monday, does not host true emojis. Instead its icons, which include a taco, Shiner Bock beer bottle, and Texas state flag, function more similarly to stickers, meaning users are required to copy and paste the images into a text rather than simply clicking them in the keyboard.
TexMoji currently has two stars in the iPhone app store and 330 reviews, most of which give one star. Many say it's not worth the $1.99 price tag and do not like having to give the app full access to their settings.
TexMoji issued a statement on its Facebook page Tuesday addressing some of the issues:
Hi y'all! We didn't realize so many of you would be concerned with a few things about our app, since we hail from the Friendly State we wanted to pass along a few things about TexMoji:
Like all custom Emoticon keyboards for the iPhone, TexMoji requires you to enable Full Access, so that you can Copy & Paste a TexMoji into your message. Don't worry, we aren't tracking any of your information, what you're typing, or anything else. Heck, we don't even know what awesome TexMoji you're using - unless you send a text message to one of us!
Like all custom keyboards, this is a copy/paste keyboard. In fact there is currently 2 ways to implement TexMojis. The other method would be a stand-alone messaging application, but that would leave out others, so we chose the copy/paste method. Social media sites and similar platforms do not support custom emojis like TexMojis. However, you can take a screen shot and share that way.
Apple has a limitation on image quality. The smaller they are, the less detailed (and more pixelated) they become. Because of that limitation we've made the TexMoji's big & beautiful so they can stand out on their own! Don't be afraid to let your Texas pride fly high with TexMoji!
Despite complaints, TexMoji sits as the second most downloaded, paid app in the store Wednesday morning.