California teenager creates Emojis with sound

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (WIAT) — Mercer Henderson is just your typical 13-year-old girl, except she may have changed the face of the faces of Emojis.

While sending those little symbols lots of people use while texting like she does a lot to pals Louise and Ella, she came up with what turned out to be a pretty sound idea.

“It’s an emoji with sound you can send to your family and friends,” said Mercer.

This is one of those ideas that is so simple you wonder why no one had come up with it before.

“My friends and I love to send Emojis and to make really weird sounds, and I thought why not put the two together,” said Mercer.

It’s now an app in the Apple app store, but making an app was alien to her, so her mother Lisa reached out to some pals.

“I reached out to some friends, in the app engineering and audio world, and we were able to get them to bring it to life,” said Lisa Henderson.

It’s called Audiots.

Not yet a money maker, but it’s likely to become one.

“Right now we’re not making any money with it,” said Mercer. “But in the future I hope we can donate it to the SPCA, AIDS research and breast cancer.”

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