Google’s keyboard for the iPhone is pretty cool

Releasing a keyboard for other platforms has been going around quite a lot lately; Google is the latest on that trend. They were reportedly working on this since March and now, it’s finally available for iOS users.

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What they did was more or less blend the best features of Google Keyboard with Google Search; add a little fine-tuning and voila! Gboard is born! – The name sound kinda corny though; does it have something to do with Apple’s “no mention of the rival companies'” policy? Who knows… Anyways, the highlights of the keyboard are:

  • Word tracing – word flow, swype; whatever you prefer – you should just get the point
  • Search for a bunch of stuff right from the keyboard – this really is what makes the keyboard special
    • You could search for news articles, GIFs, and even emojis and paste them right into the text field.

I’m not sure you’ll get the picture with words; so I embedded a video of the demo below:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0vg4HUEIyk]

Maybe Apple will create a keyboard for Android soon – just kidding; it’s Apple… They found it hard to pull off maps at first (no hate). Besides, I’m not sure I could live without word gliding (so many names). If you would like to test out the app; head on to the App store to download it – link.




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