Emoji have become something of a necessary evil in everyday online communication: few people can sincerely claim to actually like them, but most of us use them regardless – they're just so convenient. But Samsung's Italian division sees them as more than just silly little time-savers: a new app bearing the very unfortunate name Samsung Wemogee aims to use emoji as a means to help people with aphasia, a serious language disorder.
The app has been in beta testing in Italy for some time, but is now available for download from the Google Play Store. An iOS version is also in the works, but no specific release date has been given so far. Also, Wemogee does not use Samsung's horrendous set of emoji, a move for which we imagine the app's users will be infinitely grateful.