SwiftKey introduces theme store for Apple iPhone users (UPDATE)
SwiftKey's iOS users have been asking for themes and today's update includes an animated one called Shooting Stars. Featuring a view of the night time sky, the image changes as you move your phone resulting in a cool looking parallax effect. For $1.99, stars can be "dynamically generated" each time the keyboard loads on your device.
Besides the animated theme, there are five Nickel themes (Rose, Dusk, Champagne, Candy, and Watermelon) and six new Minimal themes (Coal, Juice, Carbon, Blush, Aqua and Iceberg) all available for just 99 cents each. Since SwiftKey added a theme store to its Android app last year, more than 26 million themes have been downloaded.
SwiftKey reached out to us this morning to tell us that it is having some technical issues with the validation of purchases for iOS users. The company does say that customers will receive the themes they ordered as soon as the issues are resolved.
UPDATE: SwiftKey tells us that the technical issues they were having are now fixed. If you purchased one of the themes, the third-party QWERTY provider recommends that you update the iOS app, and re-select the theme purchased from the new theme store. Purchasers will not have to pay for the theme a second time.