Apple Removing Third-Party Emoji Apps from the App Store
In a recent turn of events, Apple has started to remove some of the third-party Emoji Apps from the App Store. Developers of Emoji Apps have already made a fortune selling this incredible addition that allows users to express their emotions. But now, with the characters already included as part of iOS 6, Apple plans to remove Emoji Apps as they are not in accordance with the App Store Review Guidelines.
Here is the mail that Apple is sending out –
We are writing to let you know your app, XXXX, has been removed from the App Store because it is no longer needed to unlock Emoji.
Since iOS 6 now provides Emoji support to all users, your app is no longer in compliance with the App Store Review Guidelines.
2.12 Apps that are not very useful, are simply web sites bundled as apps, or do not provide any lasting entertainment value may be rejected.
If you have questions about the removal of your application, please contact App Review at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the App ID and the name of your application in your email.
Thank you and best regards,
To enable Emoji keyboard on your device, just go to “Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> Add new keyboard -> Select Emoji”. After that, you can simply hit the world icon to convert to Emoji keyboard. This can be used wherever the keyboard option is available.