SwiftKey introduces theme store for Apple iPhone users (UPDATE)

SwiftKey introduces theme store for Apple iPhone users (UPDATE)
Starting today, an update to the iOS version of popular third-party QWERTY app SwiftKey, is bringing a theme store and 12 new themes to Apple iPhone users. In addition to the new themes, the update improves the performance of the app and reduces the number of times that SwiftKey is accidentally replaced by the default iOS keyboard.

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.

source: SwiftKey

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.

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8 Comments

1. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

From all those keyboards on iOS8, the one which I like the most is stock one. Simple, fast, has everything I need.

2. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

You didnt try Swype then

3. Sauce5 unregistered

Have you tried that one keyboard that originated from the jailbreak community, then made its way onto the App Store after iOS8. Forgot the name. Everyone raves about it and always am hearing great things about it.

4. AlikMalix unregistered

To be honest, I tried them all even took the time to get used to it. Apple keyboards is much better - it's customizable with Siri, multilanguages, suggestions. Really don't get the rage behind alternatives like swipe. Are android keyboards really so bad that android users can't live without it? The only thing is change on Apple keyboard is lower/upper case letters when shift cap locks is on. But not an issue.

5. gaming64 unregistered

Swype isnt an Android keyboard, dummy. Its a third party keyboard. For someone who sounds intelligent, you must be blind.

7. AlikMalix unregistered

I think you misunderstood: I meant are Android STOCK keyboards so bad, that there was such a hype around these third-party Swift and Swipe keyboards - because I dont see much benefit vs iOS stock keyboard... Just that I recall many comments regarding how iOS is so "limited" that it doesnt allow third-party keyboard and how they're such a great thing - but now that iOS has it - not that big deal.. Basically, I agree with Post #1

6. waddup121 unregistered

coolio!

8. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

And not for free.

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