How Third-Party Keyboards Will Work In iOS 8

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  1. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    A brief explanation of how they will be downloaded and installed.

     
  2. jmp316

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    There needs to be an app icon on these to work? Hops that's fixed by the final version..
     
  3. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    I'll just throw it into a folder. How many keyboards are we gonna have installed?

    Check out the closed captions on that video. Go home, captioner, you're drunk.
     
  4. silvermoon

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    Why do people need to install third party keyboards? I think the keyboard is fine and I'm sure some agree that the keyboard that comes with iOS handles most jobs with ease not to mention the built in navigation for jumping around in the browser.
     
  5. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Not everyone would agree with you! :D

    My HTC One had a nice stock swype-type keyboard that I really liked. A lot of other people like different keyboards.
     
  6. Europa

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    Because people like change once in a while and some people type faster with Swype. You aren't even a little bit interested in trying Swype?
     
  7. silvermoon

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    I agree that Swype is a nice keyboard. Personally I could never get used to a different keyboard and so I would always go back to the stock one.
     
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    When I tried Swype for the first time, it took awhile getting used to. I also thought going through the tutorial that there is a learning curve and it would actually slow me down rather than using two thumbs to text quickly.
     
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    I'm not opposed to people wanting to try something different. Maybe I will give Swype another try. Who knows, my experience with it the first time might not be the same this time.
     
  10. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    I actually preferred my HTC One's Trace keyboard to the actual Swype one.
     
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    I'm not familiar with the HTC One Trace. What kind of keyboard did it have? I've owned Motorola, LG, and Samsung along with Apple devices.
     
  12. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    The HTC One has a standard keyboard, but you can select the Trace keyboard.

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  13. ZR_Yancy

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    I can't wait for 3rd party keyboards. I want to be able to type 120 wpm using the Hipjot app keyboard. Not even Android has this. It allows you to use 2 fingers to swipe. Current swipe style keyboards only allow 1 finger to swipe.

     
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    That would not work for me. My brain would not keep up with my fingers, leaving said fingers not knowing what to do next. I'll stick with SwiftKey. :)
     
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    The option to use another keyboard is great. But they need to make the process of installing and using one simple. Simple and stable is what makes iOS great...
     
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    I can pretty much achieve those speeds now with dictation if I'm alone. It would be nice to have the ability to compose an email, text, etc with those speeds on a keyboard.
     
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    How much time do you save in keystrokes with the Swype keyboard? I can go fast using both of my thumbs.
     
  18. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    On my HTC One, it was pretty nice.
     
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    And you could go faster with Swype once you mastered it.
     
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