HALLA WALLA is the new keyboard emoji & sticker app that captures the conversation of the Arab and Khaleeji lifestyle. Derived from the saying which roughly translates to ‘what’s up’, the app brings to life the many glimpses of our culture that we know and love, translating them into the tech age through relatable characters, nostalgic themes and playful GIFs.
When it came to representing the modern Middle Eastern voice, we felt there was a real gap in social messaging platforms. From our loud families, endless cousins, gatherings and shared meals, to signature phrases, fashion statements, football, shisha and late night shawarma runs – our lives are brimming with inside jokes and over the top emotions that needed a platform to be expressed.
As the region’s first comprehensive digital communication kit, HALLA WALLA’s stickers and emojis allow users to express themselves in Arabic or English, spice up photos and chat with stickers on iMessage, as well as send GIFs to friends and family, both on Android and IOS devices.
Whether you have Arab or Khaleeji roots, or have found yourself living in the Middle East immersed in the culture, HALLA WALLA is your visual language to share and love.
Yalla, Just Say It With HALLA WALLA!
Who are we ?
HALLA WALLA is the new creation by YERV, the creative agency founded by Yasmine Rasool and Eriko Varkey – the team behind creative directory ‘WAASTAA’ and the upcoming Khaleeji AR game ‘WAIN WALEED. YERV specialises in creating digital and creative content, experiences, and networks across the world. We are situated in three cities – London, Dubai and New York.