Emojify is a self-published iPhone app which turns your photos into emoji icons, built and developed over two weekends.

Since its launch, Emojify has over 50,000 downloads wordwide and is part of the Emoji Art & Design Show at Eyebeam Art+Technology Center in New York City.

Emojify brings Emoji to ASCII Art, the first and only app in the App Store which transforms photo pixels into emoticons, creating unique pictures. The resulting images are rendered entirely with Emoji icons.

Users are able to customise their images by varying the number of the icons used to render their pictures or by changing the contrast of the algorithm. They can then share their creations via Facebook, Twitter, Weibo or Email. Emojify also exports up to 16 megapixels so that they can print them as posters and hang around their walls at home.