NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, December 22, 2015, 12:04 PM
It’s nearly impossible to keep up with the Kardashian fans’ demand.
Fans kvetched Monday as Kim Kardashian claimed her self-themed emoji line, Kimoji, “broke” Apple’s App Store within hours of its debut.
“Apple, I’m so sorry I broke your App Store!!!” the reality star tweeted. “We worked so hard on this app & we know there are some issues due to the massive downloads that the whole tech team is so working on!”
A source confirmed to the Daily News on Tuesday that reports of an App Store outage were false, and Apple’s Systems Status page shows no reported App Store issues on Monday.
Still, Twitter users complained that the $ 2 keyboard plugin — which allows users to insert cartoonified versions of Kardashian’s baby bump, breasts, range of facial expressions and more — was unavailable for download.
“Not only did you break the Internet months ago… You’ve now broken the App Store too,” wrote @kymmie919.
About five hours after the alleged outage, Kardashian returned to Twitter with good news: “Ok! We’re back! Everything is fixed!”
Of the fortunate fans that successfully downloaded the app, many grumbled that it didn’t function properly in various messaging and social media apps — enlisting screenshots of the 35-year-old socialite’s “ugly cry face” emoji to underscore their dismay.
“Kimoji doesn’t work well @KimKardashian I want my $ 1.99 back,” griped Canadian pro tennis player Genie Bouchard.
The Kimoji interface requires that users manually copy and paste the images into messages.
“Just spend $ 1.99 on the kimoji app and IT DOESN’T EVEN WORK,” added @BreeSanto.
It’s possible that the difficulties stem from the plugin’s interface, which — unlike traditional emoji keyboards — requires that users manually copy and paste the images into messages.
Launch issues aside, at least one Twitter user argued that the app had triumphed in its purest sense.
“People are saying that the #Kimoji app doesn’t work,” user Damien Owens tweeted. “You used to have 1.99, didn’t you? And now Kim Kardashian has it? It worked perfectly.”