iOS 8 provides support for third-party keyboards

iOS 8 will feature support for system-wide, third-party keyboards. It will now be possible to install keyboards like SwiftKey, Fleksy, and more as your default option throughout iOS.

The demo used Swype, a keyboard that allows you to swipe your finger over the keyboard rather than lifting and tapping each letter. Keyboards will be a part a part of iOS 8's new extensibility support. They will also be sandboxed, and can only be opened up for things like network access with the permission of the user.

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Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.