In addition to the makers of some of the most popular Android soft-keyboards like Swype, Fleksy and SwiftKey – which have all confirmed building downloadable keyboards for iOS 8 – two more companies have now jumped on the bandwagon: KeyPoint and Whirlscape, the respective makers of the Adaptxt and Minuum Android keyboards.
Much of the post-announcement hoo-hah centered on the aforementioned companies, but a quick peek in Google Play reveals a slew of alternatives. For example, UK-based software company KeyPoint Technologies has a myriad of keyboard apps for Android, under the Adaptxt brand.
Gadget Guru this week takes a look at the Adaptxt Keyboard 3.0. It also discusses the features and uses of the app. It is currently available on the Google Play store for a price tag of Rs. 99.
It’s exciting to see the app landscape evolve as Apple opens its doors to third party keyboards with the announcement of iOS 8. Our team is thrilled by the opportunity to collaborate with Apple and to get our award-winning Adaptxt keyboard in the hands of iPhone and iPad users across the globe.
In keeping with the spirit of innovation across connected devices and the evolution of mobile communication, our CEO Sumit Goswami commented on the news, saying: “We applaud Apple on iOS 8 and its decision to open up to third parties for an enriched experience. We have been working for some time on an iOS keyboard app. We are excited that Apple’s iOS 8 will support keyboards like ours in the fall when it debuts. We have been putting a lot into development to fine tune our context-aware typing that identifies the location of the user and what application they are running to provide more accurate and contextual word predictions. We also plan to soon unveil specialized dictionaries for law, health, telecom and other professionals that give our next-word prediction even that much more accuracy. Ultimately, we are aiming for effortless communication for iOS users.”
We ramped up our iOS team and we’ll be sure to update our blog with timely and relevant details on the development of our new keyboard. For additional information on Adaptxt’s existing keyboards, visit the Adaptxt features page.
We are gearing up and looking forward to adding our smart technology to the iOS experience with a universal keyboard app to make messaging more efficient, personalized and productive on any mobile device.