Fleksy, a popular Android keyboard app that’s going to also be available on iOS 8 devices this year, on Wednesday released a new update in the Google Play Store that brings various new features including a major redesign, premium themes and emoji, and 17 new languages that had only been available in the beta.
After updating to Fleksy 3.0, users will be able to access a Fleksy Store that contains the new themes and customizations. The new premium features will only be available to premium customers on Android, and will land on iOS this fall, the company revealed.
“The average Fleksy user uses our product 180 times a day, and spends 1.5 hours looking at the keyboard each and every day. We believe this exposure gives us a fantastic platform to offer premium content and customizations for the keyboard,” Fleksy founder and CEO Ioannis Verdelis said. “By introducing Fleksy Store, we have an unbounded opportunity to expand with premium product features, while maintaining the clean and simple Fleksy experience which appeals to first time users.”
The full press release follows below.
Fleksy 3.0 launches on Android, introduces major redesign and premium features
Doubling down on premium business model
SAN FRANCISCO — July 23, 2014 — Fleksy, the fastest keyboard in the world, has launched version 3.0 today, featuring an update on the keyboard’s award-winning design and the introduction of premium themes and content.
Introduced with today’s update, Fleksy Store will offer the ability to download premium content such as themes and customizations. Six new premium themes are available, including “Deep Blue” and “Liquid Sky”, and all Fleksy premium users can choose a free bonus theme. The update also introduces an evolution of the iconic, minimal look of Fleksy, using brand new colors and animations.
“The average Fleksy user uses our product 180 times a day, and spends 1.5 hours looking at the keyboard each and every day. We believe this exposure gives us a fantastic platform to offer premium content and customizations for the keyboard” said Ioannis Verdelis, Founder and COO of Fleksy. “By introducing Fleksy Store, we have an unbounded opportunity to expand with premium product features, while maintaining the clean and simple Fleksy experience which appeals to first time users”.
Fleksy confirmed it will double down on its premium business model, with Fleksy Store only available to premium customers on Android as well as iOS this coming fall.
“Fleksy has built its recognition as the best keyboard title in Google Play – we are now the fastest, most accurate, and best designed keyboard out there. Even in the presence of free alternatives, people are willing to pay a premium when it comes to world-class design and next-gen features for their keyboard, and for good reason, given just how much time you spend on it every day. Downloads have been growing 30% monthly since launching last December, and our conversions to paid users have been increasing dramatically as well. It’s great testament to the quality of our product and shows that the keyboard is a huge part of the overall phone experience, for both Android and iOS” said Kosta Eleftheriou, Founder and CEO of Fleksy.
Also included are 17 new languages, which were only available in beta until today, bringing blazing-fast typing to a whole new group of users all over the world. The extensive list of new languages includes Hebrew, Croatian, Lithuanian, Albanian, Norwegian, Tagalog, Catalan and much more. Based on billions of words typed so far, Fleksy has also significantly improved accuracy for all 40 supported languages so far.
Fleksy is available on Google Play and at http://android.fleksy.com/
Fleksy is a revolutionary keyboard powered by patent-pending technology that makes typing on any device fast, accurate and so easy you can type without looking. Its unique language algorithm founded on Geometric Intelligence moves beyond text prediction and autocorrect to give a much more accurate and easier typing experience than other keyboards.
Winner of the 2013 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award, Fleksy is the first keyboard app to be shipped on a SmartWatch, the first to arrive on iOS, the first to work on 3D gesture systems (Leap Motion) and the first app developer to integrate with the Samsung Gear 2.
Most impressively, Fleksy recently broke the Guinness World Record for fastest typing on a touchscreen keyboard.
Fleksy’s award-winning design and technology is backed by venture capital including Highland Capital Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. To learn more about Fleksy, visit http://www.fleksy.com.