LOS ANGELES, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Emojis have taken over the world of communication by storm. Take a sneak peek at almost anyone's texts or social media updates/messages these days and you're likely to see a smiley-face, thumbs up, fire symbol among many other types of emojis. From KIMOJIS and STARBUCKS emojis to HOOPMOJIS, there's an obvious love affair with emojis! Emojis are a FUN way of completing thoughts and adding personality as well as the emotion lost in written communication. They are in fact messages on their own which is why we've been seeing more messages with little to no words. Until now, there have been minimal options for sports lovers. Not anymore!
SPORTMOJIS has launched the HOOPMOJIS iOS APP today. The emoji app will be available on the APP store. HOOPMOJIS extends the emojis concept for sports beyond the limited offerings of a basketball, fire symbol and airplane emojis most commonly used today. HOOPMOJIS includes fun, basketball-inspired emojis that display sport related emotions and hand gestures from the scream to the bad call face and animated basketball-related graphics.
Chris Webber, retired NBA player states "I'm excited about the launch of the HOOPMOJIS APP because basketball has a language of its own. With HOOPMOJIS, sports fans can really communicate with graphics, phrases and characters that authentically reflect the culture of the sport. HOOPMOJIS includes over 500 emojis that are descriptive of not only the sport but the lifestyle of the sport. For example, breaking ankles, get buckets, bunnies, cookies, dropping dimes and putting him on skates are all concepts, words and phrases created from and inspired by the athletes who play the sport. I'm really excited to be part of such a creative team."
Lavetta Willis, founder of SPORTMOJIS, has been involved in the sports world her entire life. A former women's basketball player at the University of Notre Dame and co-founder of DADA Footwear, Lavetta was inspired to create HOOPMOJIS by her 15-year-old son. L. Willis states, ''I noticed the limitation in emoji offerings for my son and his friends as they communicated about basketball through text and social media. There is a love affair with emojis and sports lovers want to participate as well! We had a blast developing the APP."
Chris Webber, retired NBA player, 5-time NBA ALL-STAR champion and current TNT analyst is a partner in SPORTMOJIS. He has been a collaborator with Willis on many other projects. According to Webber, Lavetta has proven on the court and in the business arena that she is as creative and as competitive as anyone. He is delighted to be part of anything Lavetta is passionate about. ''We are excited to launch the SPORTMOJIS franchise which includes other sports such as Footballmojis, Baseballmojis, Soccermojis, and Trackmojis. I can't wait for this form of sportsmunicaton to spread to the youth," Webber concludes.
Download the APP: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hoopmojis/id1096801286
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