In less than a week Apple will release iOS 8 for its users and along with it one of the most-awaited features third-party keyboard apps. SwiftKey, one the of the most famous third-party keyboard apps, will be the first to launch, and the company has given us a quick glimpse at what we can expect. Also Read - Apple iPhone 13 launch event tonight: How to watch livestream, what to expectAlso Read - WhatsApp upcoming features: New message reactions to chat bubbles, a look at new features that could launch soon
SwiftKey is credited with changing how we type on a smartphone. Instead of tapping on individual keys, with the SwiftKey keyboard you can simply glide across letters to form words. The app also has a strong prediction system, which monitors your swiping style and suggests words and phrases you type. The system only gets better the more you use the keyboard. Also Read - Apple proposes $100 million settlement, key policy changes to developers in class-action lawsuit
At WWDC earlier this year, Apple unveiled iOS 8 and announced a bunch of new features including extensibility. This feature essentially lets developers access a few core system apps and modify/add new features to them. Earlier this year, SwiftKey launched its keyboard on iOS, but it was restricted to the SwiftKey Note app. With extensibility however, iOS 8 users will get the full-blown keyboard.
Checkout the SwiftKey for iOS 8 demoed below.