Swiftkey Flow Adds Support for Tracing Words
Swiftkey today announced Swiftkey Flow, a new version of its Android keyboard that allows users to trace words across the keyboard in a manner similar to Swype or T9 Trace. SwiftKey says the swiping functionality is based on its own word prediction software, and the keyboard also supports its traditional word prediction input. SwiftKey Flow is only available as a beta to registered members of SwiftKey's "VIP Community." People interested in testing the keyboard need to register for the community.
Review: GBoard and Word Flow Keyboards for iPhone
Google and Microsoft have fielded new keyboard apps — GBoard and Word Flow, respectively — for the Apple iPhone. GBoard includes search tools, while Word Flow lets you create your own themes.
Microsoft Sending Invites for Word Flow Keyboard
Microsoft has begun inviting people who registered to test its Word Flow keyboard to download the app from the iTunes App Store. Microsoft had been testing the alternate keyboard in a closed beta, but started accepting signups earlier this month.
Microsoft Beta Testing Word Flow Keyboard for iPhone
Microsoft is one step closer to releasing its Word Flow keyboard to the iPhone. The company is testing the keyboard in a closed beta, but is now allowing consumers to request invitations.
Microsoft Adds GIF Search to Its iPhone Keyboard
Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard now features a search tool for finding GIFs, images, and emojis. The search functionality also allows iPhone owners to find contacts and look up restaurants.
Microsoft Buys SwiftKey Software Keyboard Maker
Microsoft today said it has acquired SwiftKey, a company that develops software keyboards for Android and iOS devices. SwiftKey has strong word prediction capabilities, and is often able to suggest not only the word being typed, but what word might come next.