Emojis, stickers and Digital avatars have made chatting more interactive than ever. Knowing the fact that how much Indians love local trends, Hike- India’s leading messaging platform has launched its own version of animated emoji called HikeMoji. Hike claims that HikeMoji is the first and only made in India hyperlocal avatar that is customizable with local components and languages. Below are some of the features about HikeMoji that you all must know:
Wide range of options
Hikemoji will allow users to create their own avatar with over 1000 options in hairstyles, facial features, bindis, local clothing, nose pins and more.
Initially, the stickers available in HikeMoji Stickers are available in 7 regional languages- Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, and Malayalam in addition to English & Hindi.
Latest technology used for best user experience
HikeMoji is “created using advanced Computer Vision and deep neural networks. This helps Hike to search around 100 trillion combinations of facial shape and color features to create a HikeMoji and HikeMoji Stickers reflecting the user’s looks within a few seconds.
Because of this, users have to take just a selfie which automatically gets converted into a base HikeMoji which can be customized according to what the user wants.
With incredible advancements in technology so much more is possible today. Today we can do things we couldn’t, even just a few years ago. We’re seeing self-worth move online faster than ever before and the youth spend far more time perfecting their online lives than their lives offline. HikeMoji has been built with that in mind. It is a way to bring your true-est, fun-est most expressive self online. With HikeMoji, you can be you, that you’ve always wanted to be.”
“In the online world, you can go beyond the constraints of the offline world so one of our principles with HikeMoji is that it’s 60% you and 40% who you’d love to be. The artwork is key to making this work. People need to feel that this is them, so we’ve ensured that the HikeMojis feel relatable but they’re also aspirational. There’s a local flavor to the avatar and all the 1000+ customizations that come with it. Users also get over 100 exclusive HikeMoji stickers that only they can use to start with.”
“Behind the scenes, all of this comes to life through Machine Learning. It’s at the intersection of both Art & ML that we’re able to bring such novel and unique experiences to life. Today, we’re launching the first version to the market and are quite excited to build upon this foundation.”
said Kavin Bharti Mittal, Founder & CEO, Hike.
Easy to share
HikeMoji stickers are enabled for easing sharing on all the popular social media platforms so that users can enjoy seamlessly.
Although HikeMoji has launched its beta version today on both iOS & Android, the company is expected to make this available to 100% of users by Sunday.