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.
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.
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.