MSEmojiChecksumCalculator 0.0.3

MSEmojiChecksumCalculator 0.0.3

LangLanguage Obj-CObjective C
License MIT
ReleasedLast Release Dec 2014

Maintained by Unclaimed.

  • By
  • Jacob Eiting

Calculate checksums that are human readable and fun! 🍌🙆🚽

Awesome use of emoji checksum


#import "MSEmojiChecksumCalculator.h"


- (void)checkDatSum
    NSEmojiChecksumCalculator *calc = [[NSEmojiChecksumCalculator alloc] init];

    NSString *pathToCheck = @"some/dumb/path/🍺";

    NSString *checksum = [calc checksumForFile:pathToCheck];

    NSLog(@"Your dumb file version = %@", checksum);


Checksums are a useful way to quickly check the contents of a bunch of data. The MD5 checksum spits out 16 bytes of random numbers. While this is great for computers, humans don't want to look at a huge hex string. The emoji checksum calculator spits out 4 emoji character hash.

The caclulator uses 845 different emoji characters for a total of 509,831,700,625 unique hash codes. Good enough.