Fleksy brings iOS SDK out of private beta, now can be scaled
posted by Maxwell R. / Feb 20, 2014, 2:42 PM
Fleksy is a unique alternative keyboard that brings predictive typing to a whole new level. It is particularly well suited for the visually impaired, but it is helpful for just about anyone.
Fleksy is well suited for those that just do not type well on a touch screen too. It text predictive engine is extremely powerful, and it is lends itself to allow typing even if the user is not looking at the screen while typing.
Part of that usefulness is a simpler, but larger layout for the user interface if one so chooses. The UI has some pretty neat adjustments. Fleksy is available on iOS and Android, including Galaxy Gear and other smartwatches. On iOS however, it was not ubiquitous across all functions or accessible to all apps to use.
That changes today, as Fleksy has made its software development kit (SDK) available for free to developers that want their applications to be able to harness the power of this keyboard and all its features. This is a big deal because part of Fleksy’s functionality features an invisible keyboard, enabling the user to see more of their screen. One can see immediately how a developer might see value in such a proposition.
Another reason why this is a big deal is because it opens up a traditionally closed segment in the iOS ecosystem to developers. That the SDK is free for them to use in their apps should help Fleksy see a wider presence across iOS.
SAN FRANCISCO – February 20, 2014 – Fleksy, the award-winning touchscreen keyboard company, today announced it has updated its iOS SDK and released it out of private beta. Now, any app developer can offer Fleksy as an additional keyboard choice in their app alongside Apple’s keyboard on all iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices.
With its latest update, the Fleksy SDK is now completely free of charge, requires no sign up and allows any developer to implement it in minutes, with zero lines of code and without having to make any changes to their app at all. Switching between Fleksy and the iOS keyboard is also completely streamlined. “We’re very excited to finally make our SDK available to hundreds of thousands of developers around the world. We learned a lot from the private beta and today’s release brings the most beautiful, streamlined 3rd-party keyboard experience yet for iOS” said Ioannis Verdelis, COO of Fleksy.
Fleksy makes it possible to type without even looking at the screen, using patent-pending technology that analyzes where users tap their touchscreens to determine the words they intend to type. The Fleksy SDK is the only undertaking by any developer to bring an alternative keyboard to the entire iOS ecosystem. It was first released in private beta in December 2013 with initial partners Wordbox, Google Voice Connect, Launch Center Pro and Blindsquare.
A number of new app developers are launching today with the updated SDK on the App Store. These are [Final list is pending App Store approval], and additional Fleksy-enabled apps are now added on a daily basis.
Fleksy’s award-winning keyboard has received over a quarter million downloads on Android and the company is now bringing its unique keyboard experience to all iOS apps. The new SDK is a result of the company’s continued commitment to the iOS platform and responding to users demand for a different, customizable keyboard experience. “Today’s launch is a significant milestone for us. Within just a few days, thousands of developers can bring the magic of Fleksy into their apps, for free. We can’t wait to see the response of the developer community and see Fleksy become a standard feature of every app.” said Kosta Eleftheriou, CEO.
Developers can download the Fleksy SDK to offer their users an alternative typing experience for free here. The Fleksy App can be downloaded for free on the App Store here.
Fleksy is a revolutionary keyboard powered by patent-pending technology that makes typing on any device fast, accurate and so easy you can type without looking. Its unique language algorithm founded on Geometric Intelligence moves beyond text prediction and autocorrect to give a much more accurate and easier typing experience than other keyboards. Winner of the 2013 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award, Fleksy is the first keyboard app to be demonstrated on a 3D gesture system (Leap Motion); the first to be demonstrated on a smartwatch (Omate) and the first to arrive on iOS. Fleksy’s award-winning design and technology is backed by venture capital firms including Highland Capital Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. To learn more about Fleksy, visit fleksy.com.
I don't think you can change your default keyboard. I think the sdk just let's you add the keyboard to an app. So if you had a notepad app the keyboard can be part of the app but you couldn't have it replace the standard keyboard everywhere. But either way Fleksy sucks pretty bad so Apple people are probably better off. Maybe one day Apple will allow 3rd party default apps and people can get a good keyboard like SwiftKey.
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