Fleksy, the fastest keyboard in the world, on Wednesday announced that its iOS 8 keyboard app is ready and waiting in the App Store to be discovered by users who upgrade their iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units to Apple’s latest operating system, also due for release on September 17. Starting with iOS 8, Apple will finally support third-party keyboard apps, a first for the OS, so it’s not surprising to see Fleksy already launch its popular smart keyboard, especially considering that the company does have a notes app in the App Store that also uses the same keyboard technology.
The new Fleksy iOS 8 can be used on any supported Apple mobile device, offering users “unbeatable typing speed,” smart predictions, autocorrect and support for over 40 languages.
The application also has some handy tricks, including support for colored themes, a wide range of emoji, gestures support (letting users quickly delete a word, or place a punctuation mark or space with a simple swipe) and even lets users resize the keyboard to increase the screen area that displays content while Fleksy is in use – think Minuum, but in a different way.
A set of videos showing Fleksy in action on the iPhone, and the full press release follow below, while the new iOS 8 keyboard app can be downloaded by accessing the source link. The app costs just $0.99 at launch, while an extra in-app $0.99 will unlock all premium themes.
Fleksy Keyboard brings next generation typing to iPhone, iPad
Available to App Store users worldwide on iOS 8 launch day
San Francisco, CA, September 17 2014 – Fleksy, the award-winning keyboard, has made its debut on the App Store today. It becomes one of the first third party keyboards to support the keyboard extension in iOS 8, which gives users the choice of using the native keyboard on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, or a third-party keyboard solution, systemwide.
Launching today alongside iOS 8, Fleksy is bringing its unbeatable typing speed — the keyboard used to set the record for the ‘fastest time to type a text message on a touchscreen phone,’ according to the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® organization — to iOS users in over 40 languages.
Fleksy is also bringing its award-winning design and powerful gestures to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users.
The keyboard brings colored themes and customizable keyboard sizes delivering an unprecedented level of personalization. In addition to its next-generation technology, Fleksy also includes 847 colorful emoji, and a unique collection of fun badges, rewarding users who try its more advanced features.
“We are very excited to making our award-winning keyboard available to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users with the launch of iOS 8,” said Kosta Eleftheriou, Founder and CEO of Fleksy. “The combination of our keyboard’s record-beating typing speed, clean and intuitive design, as well as customization options, make for a truly revolutionary typing experience on iOS.”
The Fleksy App is available from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at http://fleksy.com/getiOS.
Fleksy is available today from the App Store in 40 languages including English, French , Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish, Hebrew, Dutch and more.
Fleksy is a next-generation keyboard that makes typing on any smart device fast and easy.
Officially the fastest smartphone keyboard in the world (Guinness World Record, May 2014), Fleksy is already used by millions of people in over 170 countries. It features the world’s most powerful typing technology, an award winning design, and an intuitive user interface.
Winner of the CES Award for Design and Engineering, the South by Southwest (SXSW) Award, and a 2014 Golden Stevie Award for Innovation, Fleksy is the world’s most innovative keyboard company. It was the first keyboard to enable blind typing on a smartphone (Access Award by the American Foundation for the Blind), the first keyboard to be deployed on a smartwatch, and the first keyboard to enable typing in a 3D augmented reality platform (Leap Motion).
Fleksy is backed by venture capital including Highland Capital Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
To learn more about Fleksy, visit http://www.fleksy.com.
To download the app from the App Store, visit http://fleksy.com/getiOS.
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