When iOS introduced support for third-party keyboards, SwiftKey – one of the most popular keyboards for Android – was quick to throw its hat into the battle for best input app.
It’s been lagging a bit behind the Android version, however, so today the keyboard has been updated with new features to bring the apps closer to parity.
First up, SwiftKey can now predict what emoji you want to use, using the same habit-learning algorithms it uses for text. The update includes support for over 800 emojis.
iPad users are also getting a neat feature their iPhone and Android counterparts have had for a while: you can now use the “Flow” feature on the tablets, with which you can type by sliding your finger from letter to letter – SwiftKey’s take on Swype.
There are some other improvements too, including the option to add a typing sound instead of haptic feedback, support for 11 new languages, layout improvements and the usual bug fixes. You can grab the update from the App Store now.