Swiftkey already at work on iOS 8 keyboard app

Swiftkey already at work on iOS 8 keyboard app
Did you hear? Apple finally caved in and opened up support for 3rd-party keyboard replacements in iOS 8. It's hardly a surprise, then, that Swiftkey's Jon Reynolds and Ben Medlock confirmed the company is already at work on Swiftkey for iOS 8. The two are "delighted" that Apple has finally opened up its mobile platform for 3rd party keyboard replacements. The company is looking forward to adding iOS users to its 200 million user-base.

Swiftkey has already made its advances towards iOS by stealthily including its typing technology in the note-taking app Swiftkey Note. It seems the next step is bringing the whole package over to the newly liberated iOS 8. It should be a given that Swift's competitors, such as Swype, SlideIT, and Fleksy, will be directing their efforts towards Apple devices soon.

source: Pocket-lint

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17 Comments

1. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

lmao. INNOVATION guys.

5. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmfao too Innovation my foot

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

COPY PATENT SUE

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I can sense the sarcasm. Lol!

2. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

It reminds me the Word flow keyboard from Windows Phone and the swipe feature from Android.

4. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Well said agree +1

7. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

You got it backwards my friend. Swiftkey was clearly ripped off by MS and Google! Apple = True iNnovation!

15. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

What saddens me is the often unenthusiastic outlook developers have for Windows Phone. If this were Microsoft announcing that it is opening its doors to third party keyboard developers, I doubt Swiftkey would already be on top of it. They'd probably halfheartedly dedicate a couple of junior programmers sitting in the corner over there to the task. I'm a Windows Phone user, but this is just the treatment I feel we often get from developers over here -- lower priority and delayed releases.

16. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Developers, startups, tech companies, for the most part, hate Microsoft. What do you expect? When developing for Microsoft platforms, everything is proprietary, closed source, has unfriendly licensing, and costs a lot of money. There are some versions of Visual Studio that cost more than a car. Not to mention Microsoft is one of the greatest patent trolls and IP thieves in existence. And that Microsoft was instrumental in destroying America's excellent "first to invent" patent system and replacing it with the sham "first to file". The entire world would be better off without Microsoft and their toxic monopoly of the desktop (windows + office).

3. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

My daily driver, iUsers are going to love this keyboard.

6. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I wonder if it will steal location and password data as much as the Android version.

8. CheckThisOut2k

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

I find it hilarious that this article does not say one thing about swiftkey already on the Android.

9. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

I find it hilarious you can't read what was implied. "The company is looking forward to adding iOS users to its 200 million user-base." Do you think that it is about 200 million Windows phones?

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Think so. Lol!

13. CheckThisOut2k

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

Mr blah sounds about right, laugh.

14. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Suddenly, iPhone autocorrects will become far less filthy and accidentally hilarious.

17. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

Swiftkey is about to make so much money!

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