Three collaborators made a collection of Seinfeld-inspired emoji that could be coming to your iPhone very soon.
A free iOS app called Seinfeld Emoji has been submitted to the Apple App Store (and is awaiting approval). Potential emoji include everything from Jerry wearing Google Glass to other series-related objects like the marble rye and puffy shirt.
Jason Richards, who is behind the popular @Seinfeld2000 account, came up with the concept. He recruited designer Kevin McCauley to draw about five Seinfeld emojis, but McCauley — being a huge Seinfeld fan — came back with about 20, many based on his favorite jokes and characters. Shahruz Shaukat, a developer at BuzzFeed, connected with the duo online and started to develop the app as a side project (unaffiliated with BuzzFeed) a few weeks ago.
"It’s a real thing that people will actually be able to use," Shaukat told Mashable. “It will let people use these on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Messages, Mail and so on.”
The character names are slightly off, since Richards uses variant names (Jary instead of Jerry; Newmie instead of Newman) to distance his project from the official franchise. The app also includes other random emoji — such as the Apple Store and President Obama — which are reoccurring references in the Seinfeld2000 universe.
While reports that new official emoji are in the works to launch later this month, Shaukat said the app might be a work around the typical challenges affiliated with third-party emoji on Apple devices.
"It’s very limiting what Apple (or even Android) lets us do with emoji, mostly for technical reasons," he said. "We came up with a unique approach stays within the rules and what’s technically capable, but still lets people use them however they want and share wherever they want."
If the demand is high, the team said the app could be available for Android in the future, too.