App of the Week – PopKey
Published on October 21, 2014
Spice up your iPhone's text messages with PopKey. iPhone users are no stranger to Emoji - but what about animated GIFs? This app is making the next step in visual messaging by providing animations right within your text window.
The best part of this app is that the GIFs pop-up in a separate keyboard, like the Emoji do, instead of a separate app. Just search for a particular keyword within the pop-up keyboard and choose from any number of related GIFs. Apple's Messenger app makes it easy, as playing animations is supported directly within the app.
Don't like the offerings? Upload your own right into the app. (Though, know that in order to access this feature, you have to give PopKey access to your contacts list so that it can invite them to use the app. Not everyone's cup of tea, certainly.)