Emojis are one of the cutest and most loved faces across the planet as of today, but using them can prove to be really extremely exhaustive. Mostly emojis are supposed to be cute, fun and easy ways of communicating with our friends and loved ones where we can use them to our ease to say out whatever we want.
An emoji can practically end fights but given the messed up system that our little smartphone world is, many a times emojis do not get translated right across different platforms (even when they are meant to) which can ruin texting. This mess up is even more prevalent while using customised emoji keyboards that Android provides where almost all such products are highly disappointing. And in the list of such disappointing keyboards, Disney Emoji Blitz has a special place, which really does not have to be so messed up.
This emoji keyboard is in fact two apps fused in one. You can play a Disney themed game which is truly addictive and use the customized emoji keyboard to communicate. What’s the catch – well, you have to unlock an emoji before you can use it by playing the game. This sort of system is for sure highly entertaining and keeps the users hooked to have complete more and more matches in the game and go up and beyond in the levels, but the process of sending an emoji through this keyboard is in one word hectic. You have to –
First of all, you have to turn on Disney Emoji Blitz as a keyboard by going to your Settings and clicking on Language & Input. This gives Disney the freedom to store and keep a track on whatever you are typing, just like all the other keyboards do. Please note that whilst you are using Disney Emoji keyboard, you would surely feel unable to type in any words or text as this keyboard only consists of whatever emojis you might have unlocked by playing the game.
So, you have to type using your usual keyboard. Now to put in an emoji, you would have to midway shift to the Disney Emoji keyboard and your keyboard thus shall appear.
Once it is there, select up to any three emojis that you wish to send. After selection, click on share, and tap on the icon of the app that you want it shared with. Even if you were typing in the same app, you still would have to do it.
Now, finish your message by switching to the original keyboard. Please note that whatever emojis you selected will be thus shared to your app of choice in the form of a small, low resolution bitmap image.
The struggle to use this keyboard is real barring a few phones where your single emoji sent would directly be sent to the app wherever you were typing. In most of the phones, however, (and even in the lucky ones) to send two three emojis together, you would have to first tap to send it automatically to the apps and again to create a three emoji composite image. Thus the functioning of this app is horrible to the basics. On the other hand, the emojis available are disappointingly sub standard and the reviews endorse that as well.
The app is even poorer than the typical sticker pack which at least provides a full screen interface whereas this app comes up with the thinnest keyboard to type on. It was being hoped that the app would be fixed once Android N is released, as it had Image Keyboard Support which was going to enhance typing experience by even letting standard keyboards like the Google Keyboard to allow using GIFs and other customized emojis that could be forwarded directly from the keyboard one is typing on.
Image Keyboard Support is needed at the Keyboard level so that the image can be sent, and it is needed again at the app level so that the image data can be received. It is notable that most of the social media apps along with messaging platforms support Image Keyboard Support so that the user experience is enhanced. But most of the customized keyboards lack this. It might be for the support was limited to Android 7.1 or higher initially, but now it can be used on all the devices up to Android 3.2 Honeycomb. Still these customized emoji keyboards have not improved their game, performing too bad for their own good.
Take for example Disney Emoji Blitz which has so many emojis to unlock by playing its game. Even after one has unlocked all the emojis and completed all the challenges that the game poses – it is irritating and almost impossible to use these emojis. The keyboard has both character and item emojis, out of which character ones are still easier to find your way around. But the item ones are a nightmare which have actually been clumped together without any sort of system, making it a long, endless scrolling page, where no search bars are available to search for one specific emoji. The app also uses a stupid, old, low resolution method to share these emojis which can easily be outperformed by searching for Disney GIFs that one can come up with after a quick search.
This keyboard could have been developed as an amazing product, but for that it really needs to get a real keyboard the first thing, which should be able to type normal text as well as enter in emojis. It also needs to feature an important emoji keyboards trait – the tool search a specific emoji. So, for example let’s say, i want to come up with an emoji of trident, i search in trident, and all the emojis with Disney Trident come up in my search results, making choosing an emoji a real easy task.
Let’s hope that changes are soon implemented in this app and it performs better than ever. Which keyboards have you been let down by – let us know in comments below.