Help users express themselves in richer ways by providing stickers for purchase on the App Store for iMessage. Users can tap to send stickers in a thread, adjust their size, or place them on top of bubbles, other stickers, and photos. There’s no need to write code — simply drag your images into Xcode to create a sticker pack. Learn more about stickers
iMessage Apps and Stickers, Part 1
Get an overview of the iMessage App architecture. See how Xcode can easily create a simple sticker pack with your art. Learn how to make an iMessage app that has a custom sticker grid and can make any image you create into a sticker.
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Building iMessage Apps
With the Messages framework, you can build a standalone iMessage app, or an extension to an iOS app that lets users interact with your iOS app without leaving Messages. Consider the capabilities of each option as you plan your app.
Find implementation details in the Messages Framework Reference.
Use the sample code,
Ice Cream Builder: A simple Messages app extension.
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See Creating Stickers with Motion to learn how to create animated stickers.
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