Yes, Ikea made a keyboard with emoticons for your phone (video)

We’re pretty sure that if you were looking for emojis to use on your phone, you wouldn’t think “Hmmm, wonder if Ikea has some?” But you might find yourself thinking that one day, because Ikea has recently released a smartphone keyboard for iOS and Android that comes with a bunch of custom emoticons. And yes, we’re talking about that Ikea, which sells DIY furniture that can sometimes compel even the calmest of people into screaming dirty, dirty expletives. (Not that we’re speaking from experience or anything…) As you’d expect, most icons are related to “home:” there are pets, food and, of course, drawers, couches, beds and other furniture.

The bad news is that the keyboard isn’t very intuitive. Your chosen emoticon doesn’t automatically show up when you tap it — you’d still need to paste it into the text box. Plus, it’ll show up as a big image unlike the phone emojis we’re all used to. You can test it yourself by downloading “Ikea Emoticons” from iTunes or Google Play, but don’t forget to watch its (rather amusing) ad below if you liked the company’s iPhone parody in 2014.

Source: Engadget - Read the full article here

Author: Daily Tech Whip

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