Indigemojis set to be released
ANDROID and iOS will be pushing out 19 new emojis in the coming weeks, and Aussies are so here for it.
Ingeous Studios, which has been involved with the app development, lifted the lid on their Indigemojis project.
“We are hoping to release the Android app in the next two weeks and then the iOS. Stage two is keyboard release for both platforms,” the studio told its followers.
Indigemojis are set to include a boomerang, a love heart and crown in the colours of the Aboriginal flag. The icons, made by young people of Arrernte country in Mparntwe/Alice Springs, also include a kangaroo tail and a dingo.
According to the Indigemoji website, the emojis are designed to “inspire young people to decolonise their digital spaces”.
Social media users have been largely supportive of the move, with some calling for the Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander flags to be added as well.
“Awesome! Long overdue!” commented one Facebook user.
Another added, “Love the roo tail and the enamel cup with the teabag hangin’ out. Classic!”
RECOGNITION: The long-awaited Indigemojis.