The designers behind countless third-party keyboards for Android expressed joy at Apple’s statement that iOS 8 would certainly enable them to expand their reaches to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch communities, and now, TouchPal has thrown its hat into the ring with a demonstration of its gesture-heavy offering for the fruit insurance company’s brewing software upgrade.
The likes of Fleksy, Swype and SwiftKey have currently indicated attraction in porting their respective keyboards over to iOS 8 since Apple has opened up the door, and TouchPal – – an additional significant player in this sector of the application development world – – will additionally be contending for the loves of iOS individuals later on this year.
Although each of the keyboards currently available on the Google Play Store deal something different, the large majority of them are significantly advanced than anything you’re likely to locate with stock Android, and even with the reality that Apple has reconstructed its very own SwiftKey incarnate for iOS 8, it seems most likely that the established 3rd parties will certainly exceed the native providing one more time.
Merely today, SwiftKey rolled out its well known Keyboard application for free on Android, opting to redeem revenue by methods of add-ons like the brand-new interchangeable styles. Whether this is a sign of things ahead on iOS 8 stays to be viewed, however with so many companies fighting for a share of just what will definitely be a very financially rewarding market, retail approach will certainly be equally crucial as their corresponding credentials as keyboards.
Having made use of TouchPal, Fleksy, SwiftKey and Swype to varying degrees on Android, I’m just hoping that the experience on iOS 8 continues to be both smooth and useful, which none of these apps let themselves down when they do lastly launching on the App Store.
iOS 8, which was revealed last week and subsequently released in beta, is not expected to show up up until September, whereupon it will most likely be accompanied by at the very least one new iPhone.