You can search using not only emoji name, but also emoji itself, it's code and custom keywords like, "animal", "money" or "food". Yes, there is a lot of food.
Do you use some emoji often? Fav'em and they will be the first thing that you see when you launch the app. Recently used emoji can be also accessed easily.
Grid for glances and quick access, list for full-information.
Some emoji are pretty cool. You can see them in close-up.
You can copy emoji itself, use one of several encodings: HTML, Python, URL, or copy unicode hex value.
Just start typing query, then tap symbol in results. Text will be replaced with it.
Tap and hold emoji in search results to fav it. It will be the first thing you see when you launch the keyboard.
I don't expect you to use Emojinn keyboard full time. I even make it as easy as possible to switch. Tap and hold "globe" button to activate auto-next keyboard mode. In this mode every time you type emoji you will be taken to the next keyboard automatically.
You shouldn't give full keyboard access to no-name developer like me.