This might be the silliest app ever. And what's MORE silly, is how much joy it brings me! My friend Cris introduced it to me on St. Patrick's Day. He sent me a Happy St. Paddy's text with a shamrock emoticon. I am Irish, so I got very excited. Where did he find a shamrock emoticon!??
The app is called Emoji. And by downloading it, an additional keyboard appears on your Smart Phone (right alongside your alpha-numeric keyboard.) It has oodles of screens with all kinds of icons including buildings, faces, flowers and food. A few of my favorite emoticons include the hands praying, the smiley face wearing a surgical mask, the pile of poo with eyes and the mustached-man. And there are several that remain a mystery to me. I'm sure you probably already guessed, but it was created by a Japanese group!
And side note: all the apps I recommend are FREE. Sooo, enjoy! And send me a text with your favorite Emoji Emoticon!