Swiftkey, Swype and Fleksy are already working on QWERTY keyboards for iOS 8

Swiftkey, Swype and Fleksy are already working on QWERTY keyboards for iOS 8
Now that Apple has opened up the QWERTY keyboard on iOS 8, a trio of third party QWERTY developers are in various stages of finishing their offerings for the next build of Apple's mobile OS. Highly regarded Fleksy, which was just used by Marcel Fernandes to break the Guinness Book of World Records for "fastest texting on a touch-screen mobile phone," is taking names for a Beta program. The company says that it will be one of the first to offer a keyboard for iOS 8.

Meanwhile, SwiftKey, usually one of the top paid apps in the Google Play Store year in and year out, says that it has already started porting its virtual QWERTY to iOS. Swype, the swipe to type keyboard that is pre-installed on many Android handsets, says that it "can't wait" to have a version of its keyboard available for iOS 8.

Those Apple iPhone and Apple iPad users who aren't planning on installing iOS 8 until it is ready for everyone this fall, have some time to do research on third party QWERTY keyboards to see if there is one in particular they like best. Of course, that will probably entail having to find Android sportin' friends that happen to use Flesky, SwiftKey and/or Swype.

source: Flesky, SwiftKey via Engadget


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