There are stickers that are extensions of apps, and standalone stickers that can created without needing to code anything. To differentiate the different types of apps and sticker packs, you’ll see an “Only for iMessage” note above the Details tab on the App’s description page.
New Disney Stickers
New Disney stickers include the following:
- Disney Stickers: Frozen
- Disney Stickers: Mickey & Friends
- Disney Stickers: Stitch
- Disney Stickers: Finding Dory
- Disney Stickers: Beauty and the Beast
- Disney Stickers: Inside Out
- Disney Stickers: The Lion King
- …And last but not least, Star Wars Stickers
Each sticker pack is available for $1.99, and despite the price, I can see these becoming ridiculously popular in very short order. Most, if not all, of the Disney packs are animated, and include a nice handful of stickers to choose from. For example, the Star Wars Sticker Pack includes 21 high-quality animated stickers that can be peeled and pasted on conversation bubbles or sent as standalone replies. You can even peel and paste stickers directly on photos, as you can see in the vine below:
It feels like a lot of thought and time went into the creation of these stickers. Not only are the stickers animated, but attention to detail has been paid to things like preserving the alpha channel for transparency.
We’ll have much more about iMessage apps and stickers in the coming days. You can be sure that we’ll see a lot more apps and stickers begin to roll out after tomorrow’s big launch.