TouchPal keyboard will swipe itself onto iOS 8 this fall

TouchPal shows off its keyboard for iOS 8

After Apple had announced that it would be opening up iOS 8 to third-party keyboards, TouchPal will be the latest to port its Android keyboard to Apple's mobile platform in a bid to offer consumers a different, and hopefully better, keyboard alternative. TouchPal joins a list of third-parties that have announced that they will be making their keyboards available once iOS 8 launches this fall, including Swiftkey, Swype, Fleksy, and others.

In a demo posted to YouTube, TouchPal shows off the keyboard and the swiping, rather than typing, to form words in Apple's stock Messages app. The keyboard also supports next word prediction, something that iOS 8's native keyboard will also offer, as well as auto-correct, though neither feature was shown in the demo.

As an iPhone user, what keyboard are you looking forward to seeing most?

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TouchPal keyboard will swipe itself onto iOS 8 this fall


Some people are just a fan of tech, doesn't mean if you use a android device then you must stay away from anything that isn't Android and same goes the other way round.

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The Google keyboard is not a good option did those who communicate in more than one language. I love swift key on Android because of my ability to simply chat in either language o speak.

I just got Swift Key for my Android phone and I love it. Swype is very good, but Swift Key is better. Once ios 8 comes out, I'll get Swift Key for my iPhone 5s.

Yeah once SwiftKey introduced Flow, it completely surpassed Swype. Obviously Swype was the innovator there, but SwiftKey implemented it better, I think.

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