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The Lonely Beast stickers (and some handy iOS 10 Messages tips) by James Kelleher

We were long overdue a new bit of Beast on the App Store, so we've put together a bunch of 71 stickers that you can plaster your iOS messages with. Whether you want a handy visual reference to cake, animals, hats, ties, windmills, robots, birds or Beasts, we've got you covered. Get the (free) stickers on the Messages App Store here: The Lonely Beast

iOS 10's first implementation of stickers is a little bit finicky and they've made a couple of features damn near invisible, so here are a few tips that I had to learn by poking the screen randomly. First off, you can 'peel' stickers and drop them on chat bubbles, on top of photos, or on top of other stickers – just tap and hold a sticker, and drag it wherever you want. Chat bubbles will change colour slightly when you've got them in a spot that's OK to drop.

You can also resize and rotate stickers while you're dragging them – just put another finger elsewhere on the screen and move it around. It seems that you can't shrink stickers to a size smaller than their starting scale. 

Lastly, if someone's gotten a bit too handy with stickers to the point where they've covered a bit of text that you'd actually like to read, tap and hold the chat bubble and the stickers will temporarily disappear.


The Lonely Beast for Temple St. Hospital by James Kelleher


All this week (8th-15th December) we’ll be donating the proceeds from sales of our Lonely Beast apps to Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Dublin.

My daughter spent a week on the neonatal ward in Temple Street last year. It’s pretty terrifying to have a child that young in hospital, especially as first-time parents, but the staff were incredible. Full of humanity, dedicated and professionally curious, they went out of their way to look after the families as well as the children affected by illness.

Spend any time in Temple Street and you’ll inevitably bump into families in vastly more difficult situations than your own. These are the people who need all the care and love they can get – and every donation makes giving that care a little bit easier. 

This week is our tiny gesture of thanks.

Get the apps and help Temple Street Hospital:

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If you’ve already got the apps, you can donate to Temple Street here: Donate Today