💬 The Wrap
Earlier this month UTC #147 was held at Adobe HQ in downtown San Jose, paving the way for Unicode 9 to be released in June.
Arguably the biggest emoji news was Google's "Expanding Emoji Professions" proposal, though progress continues on a number of other fronts.
Expect to see vendors release support for new emojis quicker this year than in the past, as the schedule has become more consistent, and demand and attention has only continued to increase.
Google and Microsoft went as far as releasing new emojis in developer previews, while Unicode 9 was still in beta, with public rollouts planned for the coming months. Apple's OS release cycle begins in earnest at WWDC in June when the first developer builds of iOS 10 are expected.
Thanks to everyone who spread the word since Emoji Wrap #1. With double the subscribers from last month, the word of mouth is much appreciated!
In a final word, we're looking to add a full stack developer to our team at Emojipedia. If you are a freelancer developer subscribed to this list there is a good chance you are who we want!