A little over a year ago I got together with a long-time friend and we started a company. Our goal was to build a new type of mobile messaging app... one designed to remove the emotional distance imposed by all other messaging apps.
We did this by introducing avatars which would interact with each other - automatically determining your intentions from the texts you send, and performing appropriate actions. An LOL would cause your avatar to laugh out loud. A hug would cause them to hug each other.
Gabaway is the result.
It's free to use and lots of fun - try it out with a friend!
Cheers and happy new year!