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Microsoft’s One-Handed Word Flow Keyboard Arrives on iOS

I posted about Microsoft’s Word Flow keyboard earlier. Now it is available. But so far only with U.S. keyboard. I hope they will add other languages soon. It sounds exciting!


Borrowing from Windows Phone, Microsoft releases its Word Flow keyboard for Apple iOS devices.

Windows Phone may have gone largely unloved by the masses for a variety of reasons, but its Word Flow keyboard isn’t among them.
Starting today, iPhone users can take the innovative, one-handed keyboard for a spin. Microsoft Garage, the software giant’s experimental app unit, released Word Flow on the Apple App store for iOS devices (iOS 9.0 and above) today. So far, the app has garnered a 4.5-star rating and has been branded an Editor’s Choice by Apple. The catch is that Word Flow is currently only available in U.S. English.
Word Flow, originally released in 2014 as part of Windows Phone 8.1, uses “shape writing” technology to speed up text input on touch-screen devices. Using swiping motions between keys, Word Flow’s prediction engine generates words in context with a conversation or document.
Using Word Flow, smartphone owners don’t have to…

Read the entire article from eWeek here: Microsoft’s One-Handed Word Flow Keyboard Arrives on iOS


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