Emojis are supported within your stream data, stream name, and data bucket name. Simply send an emoji token (e.g. :emoji_token_name:) or emoji unicode. A list of emoji tokens can be found here: http://emoji.codes/.
For example, if you are using the ISStreamer Python Module, simply use an emoji token in the value parameter of a .log statement:
- The actual emoji graphic drawn will be dependent on your O/S and browser. Tiles is not supplying the emoji graphic but simply supplying the corresponding unicode for the emoji character in your O/S and browser.
- Windows Chrome does not natively support emojis (yet). Addons exist that provide emoji support.
- iOS will not draw an emoji character greater than 32x32. This is why your emoji looks small in Tiles on your iPhone. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19702013/emojis-wont-scale-beyond-16px-font-size-on-ios-7
- 184 new emojis supported by iOS 9.1, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, and Android 6.0.1 are also supported by Initial State. See https://initialstate.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002797212 for more information on new emoji support.
Emojis in action
Drag through timeline in the Tiles embed below to see how the new emojis look when drawn in Tiles. If you don't see the emojis below, you are running on an O/S or browser that does not support the new emojis.