Varies with device
Varies with device
Bitmoji is an app for creating and customizing emoji stickers featuring yourself. It is developed by Bitstrips Entertainment and is available on iOS and Google Play.
Design, Navigation, and Usability: Intuitive and Functional
The app is designed in a very user-friendly way both in terms of visual and functional design. It looks pleasing to the eye and is easy enough to use. The app provides informative instructions for new users, making it very simple to start. All you have to do is to take a selfie and configure the avatar, the rest concerns customization only. The design is very functional as well: the proper structure of menus allows users to quickly navigate through different types of clothes of their avatars, for example. The keyboard installation is also very simple, both on Android and iOS.
Features: You as an Emoji
Bitmoji does not offer many core features, but the ones it provides are impressive enough to check it out. First of all, there is the avatar creation. You can both use your camera to take a selfie right in the app or select a photo from your gallery. The latter option allows you even to create emojis with celebrities or friends of yours. The second core feature is the customization of the avatar and the stickers themselves. There is a huge variety of clothes and a large library of sticker templates available for your avatar. The app itself is free to download, and most of the customization options are free as well. There are also almost no ads inside Bitmoji, and the developers only offer in-app purchases for some exclusive sets of clothes or sticker templates. The point is, the app is pretty good even without spending any money. Last but not least is the emoji keyboard installed on your device and available for use in all apps that support custom keyboards.
Security: Concerns Exists
Bitmoji requires full access to your device to operate probably, just like most other virtual keyboards do. This raises the security concerns as the app is not supposed to do anything except for adding an option to use another keyboard. However, Bitmoji has never been part of major security controversies, and there were no data leaks so far.