For the truly creative (or narcissistic), having a personalized emoticon made from your very own face (or faces of friends, family, or celebrities) is a novel concept and the new MEmoticon app makes it possible. MEmoticon is a photo app that morphs pictures of people’s faces into emoticon-style images that can be used in SMS messages. While the MEmoticon app works and functions as described, it has some shortcomings that limit its appeal.
MEmoticon allows users to take pictures specifically for use in the app or to import photos saved on the iPhone’s camera roll. A facial feature detection tool allows you to essentially “auto crop” the face to properly fit in the final image. Because it automatically morphs the facial image into the proper expressive face, expressionless photos work best and no internet connection is required to complete the transformation. Unfortunately, the initial app purchase only provides access to happy face, sad face and angry face – the remaining faces must be purchased separately three at a time. (more...)