We have a social network app we built using Objective C for iOS iPhone / iPad. We want to add a custom keyboard that will allow are users to added png images or animated gifs to their comments. We want the png images and animated gifs to be inserted into the comments inline with the text they type. The custom keyboard needs to have a recent tab, categorized tabs that can be added at anytime with code. The custom png images and animated gifs should also be able to be added at anytime through code. If categories exceed the screen width, then it should scroll left or right to see more categories. We want to give the user the experience that they are using custom emojis when really they are image files that look like emojis. This keyboard will work only in our app.
See the attached images to see the look we are looking for.
The comment field that the user types in is a HPGrowingTextView.
To display the comment we are currently displaying it as a NSString in a KILabel.
Below are the links to the items used in our project:
HPGrowingTextView - [url removed, login to view]
KILabel -[url removed, login to view]
We do not want to share our complete project as we have much work put into this project. If code is need to view, we can share parts of it if needed.
We are looking for someone that has already done something like this before and are not trying to recreate the wheel.
We are also looking to do this A.S.A.P. If you cannot start immediately please do not apply.