TouchPal keyboard will swipe itself onto iOS 8 this fall

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?

Chuong H Nguyen