Take a look at the first custom keyboard with sliding input for iOS 8

Take a look at the first custom keyboard with sliding input for iOS 8
One of the key new features of iOS 8, which got unveiled more than a week ago, is the support for 3rd-party keyboards. Most of the developers behind the popular 3rd-party keyboards for Android, such as SwiftKey, Swype, Fleksy, and probably others, quickly announced that they are going to release versions of their keyboards for the upcoming version of Apple's mobile OS.

But it seems that TouchPal just surpassed them all, as the developer behind one of the most popular keyboards with contextual word prediction and gesture input for Android just released a video demo of its custom keyboard for  iOS 8. The brief video shows us TouchPal's keyboard running on an iPhone 5s that is apparently running iOS 8 – the user quickly inputs text by swiping their finger across the keyboard, just like one would do on an Android device.

Apple's native keyboard in iOS 8, QuickType, will also up its game in iOS 8 – it will come with contextual word prediction and allows a fair customization, as users can easily adjust its on-screen size. All in all, it seems that things are about to get pretty hot on the keyboard front in iOS 8 this autumn.

Without further ado, check out the first 3rd-party keyboard on iOS 8 in the video below.



source: TouchPal via MacRumors

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