Ping

Emoji Messaging for iOS

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Joe Dandachli
Joe Dandachli@joedandachli · CEO, Dandachli, LLC
Looks nice. Just trying to understand the difference with this and just using the default SMS and sending the emojis. They show up the same way. nnI understand the Yo craze, but the benefit of Yo is I can send a Yo in 2 taps. This app you still have to select the users name and type out the emoji just like composing an SMS. nnNot trying to put it down, just would like to understand why I should download it and make all my friends download it also. :)
Robin Raszka
Robin RaszkaMakerPro@robinraszka · Founder of Facemoji
@joedandachli Emoji keyboard isn't part of the core experience of iMessage and it's not easy to use (enable the actual keyboard in settings, switch to emoji keyboard, select emoji, send...) and this we tried to make the UX much more easier to use and fun. Ping has quite a different thesis compared to SMS and we're not trying to replace it. Emojis are the language of millennials and you can say a lot with just 1 or 2 emojis. It's best if both recipients understand the context and then the whole convo is kinda like a secret cypher (a lot of use cases obviously). It's very easy and frictionless to send a Ping to someone with whom you haven't been in touch for a while and you don't know what to say and an SMS might feel like a too heavy action (even if just 1 emoji). Sending a Ping is much faster than Yo (2 taps), just touch and hold on any username, move thumb to select emoji an release your finger to send.
Joe Dandachli
Joe Dandachli@joedandachli · CEO, Dandachli, LLC
@robinraszka It really depends on who you are talking to. Me and my girlfriend emoji all day on iMessage and I emoji with lots of my friends as well. To me emoji is the core experience of my text messages. Please do not take my comment in the wrong way in any shape or form, but maybe it can give you some ideas to add some features to Ping to make it unique to Ping only. As always best of luck with the app! :)
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Another app to add to the Emoji Collection. 😃
Robin Raszka
Robin RaszkaMakerPro@robinraszka · Founder of Facemoji
@rrhoover Yea, it would also fit in today's collection 🗽💪😜
Sam Biddle
Sam Biddle@samfbiddle · senior writer, gawker
I don't think there's a reason to use this app.
Robin Raszka
Robin RaszkaMakerPro@robinraszka · Founder of Facemoji
@samfbiddle I think that's a good sign.
Robin Raszka
Robin RaszkaMakerPro@robinraszka · Founder of Facemoji
@samfbiddle I think that's a good sign.
Robin Raszka
Robin RaszkaMakerPro@robinraszka · Founder of Facemoji
@samfbiddle I think that's a good sign.
Dorian Dargan
Dorian Dargan@doriandargan · VR Producer, Oculus
I had a similar idea that I am planning to work on as a side project, but focused on ONE simple emoji, rather than just one. I like the simplicity of just sending an emoji or two to your friend, just to let them know you're thinking of them.
Robin Raszka
Robin RaszkaMakerPro@robinraszka · Founder of Facemoji
@doriandargan Exactly, I use it all the time because I hate typing an SMS. Here's my personal favorite 🍺❓:)
ⓂMatt hartman
ⓂMatt hartman@matthartman · partner @betaworks
I really really like the UI design, but I tried to "Add from address book" it didn't let me pick a friend to invite. I'm a little worried it spammed everyone.
Robin Raszka
Robin RaszkaMakerPro@robinraszka · Founder of Facemoji
@MattHartman Thanks Matthew. I hate spam! The app reflects my own desire for rapid friction-free non obtrusive communication. The way the AB works is that the app looks to see which of your AB contacts are already on Ping. Those who are, automatically show up on your friend's list. That's it, no sms, no email, no spam.