What is an emoji?
Emojis are small digital images or icons used to express an idea, emotion, etc., in electronic communication.
What is the CARmojis app, why did C.A.R. make it, and why would you use it?
Communicating face-to-face involves the use of non-verbal tools like: intonation, gestures, facial expressions, and body language. Electronic communication lacks these tools so we can use emojis as a tool to help us more accurately convey the message we want others to receive.
Who can download CARmojis?
Anyone with access to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store can download the app, but it was created for use by members of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® as a free member benefit for use by California REALTORS®.
Can anyone download the CARmojis app, even if you aren’t a REALTOR®?
Yes. The CARmojis app is available in the Apple App Store or Google Play store for anyone to download.
Why don’t these images work exactly like the emojis in your standard emoji keyboard?
CARmojis “emojis” are technically graphics. Apple and Google do not give access to code these like conventional emojis; however, most people will refer to them as emojis. The word emoji is shorthand for a picture that people use in text messaging. The CARmojis Keyboard works on messaging platforms in which users can copy and paste graphics or images.
Can you use the emojis on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter?
No. The keyboard will work on social-messaging platforms in which you can copy and paste graphics or images. That means you can reach your audience on Mail, iMessage, Kik, WhatsApp, Tango and most third-party text messaging apps — a network that has more than two billion monthly active users. However, CARmojis Keyboard doesn’t work on broadcasting apps like Instagram and Twitter because those platforms don’t allow the functionality.
Does the keyboard work on all cell phones?
CARmojis work on iOS and Android smartphones in messaging apps that support copying and pasting. Unfortunately, some older Android devices do not support third party keyboards in their native messaging apps. iOS 8.0 or later is required on Apple devices.
Why do CARmojis require Full Access?
“Full Access” is required by all 3rd party keyboards in order to work within the iOS environment, this is not a requirement specific to the CARmojis Keyboard. We keep track, for reporting purposes, of which CARmojis are searched for and shared within the keyboard on aggregate, not against individuals. We do not track or store the text of the message sent with the CARmojis.
Can you send CARmojis to people who don’t have the app installed?
Yes, the app is only required to send, not to receive.