March 4th, 2012 – Eric Sarmiento
Have you seen the hundreds of emoji apps in Itunes recently? We had a client recently ask us to create an app using something like the emoji keyboard in iOS.
It took a little bit of research, but here’s the deal…Apple won’t let you create custom keyboards!! It is well known Apple tightly guards their human interfaces especially when trying to create a custom keyboard.
Now here’s where I need to share the truth about the emoji apps in the iTunes store. Given the tidbit i just mentioned above, there are apps out there charging $0.99 and above. And here’s the kicker. If you are using iOS 5 (updated last year) the emoji keyboard is already included in your keyboard options!! Now if you have iOS4.3 and below, the paid app versions will enable the emoji keyboard on your device. The emoji keyboard was only mainly available in the Japan markets in iOS4.3.
If you have iOS5, let me do you the favor and save you some money! (Since I got burned for 99 cents!!) If you have iOS5 this is how to turn it on:
- Tap Settings > General > Keyboard
- Tap International Keyboards
- Tap Add New Keyboard
- Locate and tap Emoji
Hope this save a few of you iOS5 users 99 cents!! BAM!
January 17th, 2012 – Eric Sarmiento
This is one of the best articles I’ve read on entrepreneurship in awhile.
It’s fitting as we’re trying to figure things out without many resources! All we can do is grind and make the dream happen!
January 9th, 2012 – Eric Sarmiento
There is no question it is becoming a mobile-first world, especially with millenials like us ruling the digital arena!! I came across this great article by Ryan Kim who tells us the importance of realizing where we are in 2012 and beyond!
January 5th, 2012 – Eric Sarmiento
Happy New Year! Biz Apps Media is proud to launch our new website!
We’ve been working hard in making this website what it is today. Changes will still come as we continue to evolve in our business.
We’d like to thank the following people for their effort in creating this website:
Joey Hernandez and the team at Gorirra in the creation of the website. I don’t think we could have created a site quite like this on our own!
Ian Campbell and Jim Nayor from Mission Partners for helping our website have a voice. Thank you for working through the Holidays!
Jeffrey Laita for the awesome photos on the site!
We’re excited for the start of 2012. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for mobile development!