SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 4, 2016) -  Simeji Keyboard, one of Japan's most popular third-party emoji keyboard apps for iOS and Android, is now available in English for the US market. The free app includes a unique selection of emojis, animated custom keyboards, and a wide selection of entertaining GIFs.

Simeji Keyboard was first launched in Japan in 2008, and has since garnered over 20 million downloads to become one of Japan's most popular keyboard apps. It was featured on the Apple App Store's "Best of 2015" list in Japan, and has consistently ranked among the country's top 5 tool apps on both iOS and Android. Now, people in the US can finally join in the emoji fun that's been a must-have for Japanese smartphone users since 2008.

Simeji Keyboard's features include:

  • Animated keyboard opening effects, and special effects while typing
  • Brand new Japanese emojis for users in the US
  • Thousands of GIFs from Giphy to share with friends
  • Custom animated selfie stickers (Android version)

Simeji Keyboard can be downloaded for free on iOS or Android. Simeji Keyboard is a product of Baidu, Inc., the leading Chinese-language Internet search provider.

Simeji Keyboard on Google Play: Download Link
Simeji Keyboard on the Apple App Store: Download Link

About Baidu
Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and most equitable way for people to find what they're looking for. In addition to serving individual Internet search users, Baidu provides an effective platform for businesses to reach potential customers. Baidu's ADSs trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "BIDU". Currently, ten ADSs represent one Class A ordinary share.

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