Microsoft Cans Its WordFlow Keyboard App for iOS
Microsoft recently withdrew its WordFlow keyboard application from the iTunes App Store. WordFlow was one of many Microsoft Garage projects, which are chiefly apps that target Android and iOS devices. WordFlow for iOS was a version of Microsoft's capable swipe-style keyboard that was originally found on Windows Phone. On its own web site, Microsoft calls the WordFlow experiment "complete" and suggests people download SwiftKey instead. "The SwiftKey product team is frequently building and evaluating new features for SwiftKey and shipping updates," said the WordFlow team. Microsoft bought SwiftKey in February 2016.
Microsoft Releases Hub Keyboard App for iPhone
Apr 8, 2016
Microsoft's Garage team has made a productivity-minded keyboard available to Apple's iOS devices. The keyboard, says Microsoft, works in tandem with an Office 365 account for tapping into OneDrive, Office, and other Microsoft account information.
BlackBerry Adds Swipe Typing to Priv's Keyboard
May 3, 2016
BlackBerry Priv smartphone owners can now swipe across the keyboard to input text, rather than press individual letters. BlackBerry says Priv owners have to turn on Type By Swipe manually, and can choose to swipe either on the software keyboard or the physical keyboard.
Microsoft's Garage Team Brings News Pro App to iPhone
Jan 26, 2016
Microsoft has released News Pro for iOS devices, a news- and article-aggrating app that delivers "hyper-relevant" news to users based on their interests. In the same vein as Apple News, Pro News from Microsoft allows users to select from more than one million topics to receive catered results.
Microsoft Sending Invites for Word Flow Keyboard
Apr 25, 2016
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.