emotions in messages, eMote, iOS7 Apps

We’ve covered a great many messaging apps here and now there’s one more to add to the list: eMote ā€“ Color + Mood Messenger.

eMote allows you to express yourself in messages with color-coded chat bubbles. These colors show “specific attitudes and tones of voice” and will let your friends visualize your current mood. Type your message before, after, or in between adding colors and effects, called “eMotes” and then send the message.

eMote solves the age-old problem of conveying certain emotions in messages

This can solve the age-old problem of being able to convey a certain emotion in messages (i.e. sarcasm vs. seriousness) where an emoticon can still fail and should go a long way in preventing miscommunication or misunderstandings in messages, thereby avoiding potential damage to relationships.

You can create 232 unique chat bubbles using 29 colors, each representing a commonly expressed emotion or tone of voice: Normal, Sad, Upbeat, Joking, Amused, Casual, Sarcastic, Mocking, Pleased, Insistent, Annoyed, Angry, Nice, Excited, Sincere, Concerned, Grumpy, Surprised, Sweet, Sexy, Flirty, Playful, Soothing, Loving, Nasty, Serious, Disappointed, Disapproving, and Matter-of-Fact. Along with these, there are four fonts (Normal, Whisper, Loud, and Partying) to choose from, as well as 1 lasso (Busy).

Right now, eMote is completely free and everything is unlocked for two weeks in order to attract early adopters and build its user base, but the developer plans on introducing a freemium monetization model down the road to help with development costs. Once the two weeks is up, 5 basic tones will always be free and users can pay $0.99 to unlock 14 eMotes for 365 days or $1.99 to unlock all 28 for 365 days.

If you’re ready to start sharing more emotional messages with your friends and family, download eMote right now via iTunes. The developer hopes to release Android and Windows Phone versions down the road as well.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at http://www.joshrobertnay.com.