GitHub Emoji

GitHub supports emoji inside commit messages and pull request comments.

Their list of emoji is long (currently 1500+) and they sometimes add emoji to this list, so instead of using a static web page to list them, they added an endpoint to their API that lists them all in a giant hash.

Check it out here:


GitHub Emoji

[___________] [Filter]

[OoO] :cloud_with_snow:
[:-)] :clown_face:


One Big List

When the page is loaded,

Then the app should fetch the list of emoji from GitHub,

And Then the user should see all emoji in a long list

Filter By Name

When the user enters a word into the "Filter" text field

Then the list should show only those emoji whose name contains that word

Other Considerations: if the list is immediately updated after every keypress, then it might cause performance problems or visual stutter. One way to limit this is to use a cooldown timer so that the filtering action only happens a second or so after the user presses a key, to allow for many keypresses in a row without interruption.


  • AJAX
  • Iteration