Kim Kardashian’s latest app Kimojis is at the center of privacy concerns, even as it proves so popular that it broke the app store shortly after its release on Monday.
Kim’s brand new Kimojis app features a customized collection of emojis that include more than 250 food, beauty and pop culture related images that are apparently in such high demand, some users had issues downloading them.
The program can collect anything a user types or has typed in the past including credit card details – leading to fears that users’ confidential information is at risk.
Before users download the app they are warned; ‘Full access allows the developer of this keyboard to transmit anything you type, including things you have previously typed with this keyboard. ‘This could include sensitive information like your credit card number or street address.’
So overwhelming in fact that Apple’s App Store crashed and the Kimoji app itself was facing issues that made it impossible to put into use for buyers.
The 35-year-old reality star celebrated the app’s release by sharing ‘sister convos’ between her, Khloe, and Kourtney using Kimoji early in the day.
‘Apple, I’m so sorry I broke your App Store!!!’ She tweeted.
The reality star followed that up with more of an explanation, posting: I can’t believe so many people downloaded my KIMOJI app that it affected the entire app store!
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 21, 2015.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star also tweeted a message to fans who were complaining about the application not working properly. Some shared screenshots in which none or just a few of the emojis – which cost users $1.99 – were available.
I spent real life money on #KIMOJI and its malfunctioning so hard. Kim. Help.
— Canela (@MostEvilHag) December 21, 2015
When you download @KimKardashian #kimoji and it doesn’t work pic.twitter.com/MmCMu2ekJA
— Meghan L Calderbank (@MLCalderbank) December 21, 2015.
She replied: “We worked so hard on this app & we know there are some issues due to the massive downloads that the whole tech team is working on,” the reality star wrote. “My KIMOJI app will be up and running again soon! They are also working on fixing the search so u can easily find it!”
However, Kim K certainly didn’t seem to be concerned, as she then went right back to celebrating.
Ahhhhhhhh I still can’t believe we broke the entire App Store!!!! #KIMOJI
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 21, 2015, the raven-haired beauty excitedly posted.