iOS 10 was released last month with support for stickers in the the iMessage apps for iPhone and iPad. If you want to add a little WordPress flavor to your mobile communications, check out the new free WordPress World iMessage sticker app from Automattic. The app includes some of the company’s mascots and logos, such as WooCommerce and Jetpack, as well as a collection of “sticker-ized” wapuus from the community.
The sticker set is also being ported for use with Telegram, which has supported an open sticker platform since May 2015. Aaron Douglas, an iOS mobile developer at Automattic, has added the stickers from the iOS app into a WordPress World sticker pack for Telegram.
“The process of porting is manual but doesn’t take a terrible amount of time,” Douglas said. “The only weird thing is Telegram associates an emoji with every sticker so finding an appropriate emoji for a particular sticker is tricky. Some people on Telegram just pick random emoji and they don’t care about the equivalence.”
The Telegram sticker collection matches those in the iMessage sticker app after an update Douglas pushed this morning. Just a handful of the planned stickers are currently available, but users will automatically receive the new ones as the iOS app and Telegram pack are updated. Douglas said Automattic is planning to add more Wapuu created for the WordCamps and is looking into commissioning a few new ones for the app.