December 12, 2013
Syntellia has just announced that its innovative touch-typing keyboard app, Fleksy, has been integrated into several popular third-party iOS apps. These apps are the first to enable users to select Fleksy as the primary keyboard option. Without further ado, Fleksy's first partner apps are: the acclaimed shortcut app Launch Center Pro, the simple text editor Wordbox, the popular Google Voice client GV Connect, and the Foursquare-connected proximity-based navigation app BlindSquare. Now, or at least until these apps' respective Fleksy-optimizing updates are released, you can use Launch Center Pro, Wordbox, GV Connect, and Blindsquare with the eyes-free advantage of their built-in alternative Fleksy keyboard. If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. This is possible thanks to the Fleksy SDK. Introduced by Syntellia last March using its integration with the Leap Motion Controller, the Fleksy SDK encourages third-party developers to create apps that take advantage of Fleksy’s "happy typing" features. It's a boon to developers looking to enhance their apps' accessibility, especially since Apple restricts Fleksy and other similar technologies to be set as the default keyboard on iOS. Fleksy's very own iOS app is available in the App Store for free. It's compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 7.0 or later. The Fleksy app was updated with a reworked engine and other enhancements earlier this month.