Taylor Swift Takes a Cue from the Kardashians, Launches Taymojis and Her Own App
Taylor Swift has opened up a new battleground in her current blitzkrieg on pop culture.
The singer has partnered with Glu Mobile to roll out The Swift Life, an app that’s light on official details for now, but appears to be a social platform for Swift fans. And what’s a social platform without emojis? Or, as the special TSwizzle smileys and such will be called, “Taymojis.”
“The Swift Life provides a creative, inclusive and community-driven place for users to better connect with each other… and Taylor,” the company said in a statement.
Swift also shared a YouTube video introducing the app, saying it would offer exclusive pictures and video and would add new songs each week. Users will be able to communicate with each other and “like” each other’s posts, much like a Facebook or Twitter account.
Due out later this year, the app will be released in beta format in a limited number of areas soon.
No word on whether there will be in-app purchases, but Swift has been a master of incentivizing sales of her forthcoming album and merchandise since announcing the project in August. Fans who hope to get a ticket to her upcoming tour can increase their chances by pre-ordering the album, Reputation, or buying shirts.
The new album comes out on Nov. 10.