Kevin Hart's emoji app jumps to the top of the App Store after iOS 10 release

kevin hart emoji

Screengrab via Kevmoji/Apple

It's called 'Kevmoji.'

There's a new celebrity emoji app on the market, and this one launched at just the right time. 

Like Kim Kardashian, Ellen DeGeneres, and Ansel Elgort before him, comedian Kevin Hart has released a new emoji app for Apple and iOS devices based on his likeness. It's called Kevmoji.

But there's one big difference between Hart's app and the others: His launched Tuesday, the same day Apple released iOS 10. The new operating system gives users the ability to sync outside apps into the chat experience and stamp emoji directly onto their friends' texts, giving iMessage more of a free-form commenting feel than the linear back-and-forth we're used to. 

As it turns out, launching a brand new emoji app on the day that Apple allows people to do tons of brand new stuff with emoji is a strong business plan. Kevmoji reportedly shot to the No. 1 spot in the App Store five hours after its release Tuesday, and it's still in the top spot on the paid apps chart at the time of this writing.  

Kevmoji costs $1.99 and is available for download in Apple's App Store. 

H/T Variety

This teen is determined to bring a hijab emoji to your phone
Rayouf Alhumedhi is a 15-year-old student in Berlin, Germany. She's been wearing a hijab—the traditional headscarf worn by Muslim women—since age 13. But when Saudi Arabia-born Alhumedhi and her friends text and use social media on their phones like all other teenagers, they found that something important was missing.
From Our VICE Partners

Pure, uncut internet. Straight to your inbox.

Thanks for subscribing to our newsletter!