We were in Thailand in a local restaurant, they couldn't speak English, so we pointed at the English/Thai title on the menu. We got our food without rice, but didn't have anything to point to - we thought about how we can communicate that.

This is when it hit us: We didn't have an internet connection to just google for rice. But what do we all have locally? Emojis :arrow_right: :rice:


Themoji is a super simple application, you search for an emoji and it will be displayed full-screen on your iPhone. You can then show this to your waitress, bartender or other locals.

Example uses

Communicating while traveling

Fun stuff for the young kids

Your iPhone becomes an emoji basically. You can take pictures with you and any emoji next to you:

Have any more ideas? Please let me know!