Microsoft’s Word Flow keyboard for iPhone is finally under private beta. Some sources reveal the exclusive images and brief of what it can do and what it looks like.
Few days back, Microsoft published its Hub Keyboard to the Apple Store, few weeks after the company primarily went to Android. The news seems odd only in the sense that Microsoft’s Word Flow keyboard is meant for the iOS platform as well.
Now the big question is, whether the Hub and Word Flow keyboards are one and same or Microsoft is planning to release two keyboards for Apple and Google!
The doubt was cleared on Tuesday, when the Word Flow private beta eventually started. A copy of the email notice along with a couple of screenshots of the all-new iOS keyboard was reported by a site user.
The store listing specifies keeping the test private and flaunts some of the coming features of the keyboard. Main highlights of the virtual keyboard include:
- Irrespective of whether you want to type or swipe, the Word Flow keyboard predicts what you are trying to type and autocorrect mistakes as well.
- The smart keyboard automatically suggests the next word in your sentence. The more you use it, the easier it becomes over time.
- When there’s access to your Contacts, Word Flow keyboard can auto fill the names of contacts in your list to make the interface speedier.
Customized…the way you like it
- You can personalize Word Flow background by using any image included in the app. You can also use any of your favorite images.
- All the images offered with the app are free of cost. In addition to it, the company will keep on adding new ones from time to time.
Ideal for single-hand typing
- When you switch to Arc mode, you can easily reach keys on larger screens for a more user-friendly single-hand typing.
For iPhone users, the keyboard comes with more utilities. Apart from Microsoft’s smart typing engine, iPhone users will get to have personalized backgrounds as well via in-built Themes.
The screenshots from the source reveal around eight themes for now that offer a more colorful and one-of-a-kind background to the keyboard. As mentioned above, users can add their favorite images as well for an added flair.
The file size of keyboard is something heavy – 80MB, with current version 1.0 (Build 113). The current version requires iOS 9 or later, supporting only English as of now.
As the beta expires on June 7, 2016, it gives an idea as to when Word Flow for iOS might be officially launched. You still need to wait and see that.
By now, Microsoft has not disclosed any comment or information publicly on the new software. The company hasn’t even cleared whether or not the software will be available on Android as well.
Looking at Microsoft’s practices in the past, Android users can be guaranteed to cheer the software as well…sooner than later…but for sure.