Microsoft's Word Flow QWERTY for iOS appears in video



Back in January, we showed you a picture of  the one-handed operation mode for Microsoft's Word Flow QWERTY for iOS. At the time, there wasn't any word on when the app would be available. While Microsoft has yet to provide a date for the release of this app, we could be getting closer to its release. Microsoft has started closed beta testing of the Word Flow Windows Phone keyboard.

Only a limited number of testers have access to the QWERTY at present, and one of the testers has produced a video of the keyboard in action. The video reveals the one-handed Arc mode along with the default look of the QWERTY.

The Word Flow Windows Phone Keyboard offers both standard typing and a swipe to type feature similar to Swype. Auto correction and word prediction are also features of the QWERTY. And users can enable or disable the process of sending keyboard usage information to Microsoft. You might be concerned about sending your usage info to Redmond, but by doing so it improves how well word prediction works on the app.

You can check out the video showing the keyboard in action, by clicking on the video found at the top of this article.

source: MacRumors (1), (2)

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7 Comments

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

People need to give Nadella more credit. He realizes that Microsoft isn't doing well in smartphones at the moment, and yet, he is still keeping Microsoft's name in the mobile game. By creating cross-platform apps/using existing apps from Windows and making them available for other platforms. This way, Microsofts name still comes up in the "mobile" conversation, one way or another, until the release of the Surface Phone. Very smart move, Nadella.

4. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Go to Windows Central and you'll see lynch mobs forming. I agree, Microsoft is staying relevant in the mobile space with apps that are widely considered best-in-class such as the Office Suite. What the crybabies at WC don't understand, or are too stupid to realize, is that 2.5% worldwide adoption rate doesn't get you an invitation to the dance.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed. Some people just can't see beyond their own wants. There is a a bigger picture at play here.

3. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

nice...full of features

6. fly2click

Posts: 41; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

one handed mode is really cool. Got to give a try!

7. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

Although 3rd Party Keyboard support was already on Android, it's when Apple supports it, Everybody wants to create their own Keyboard! Gotta hand it over to Apple. The True Trend setter!

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard has been available for Windows phone for quite some time now, long before Apple decided to support 3rd party keyboards. Apple had nothing to do with this whatsoever.

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