Indeed, Fleksy launched premium themes last July, letting users tailor the look and feel of the keyboard.
Mobile keyboard company Fleksy has followed in the footsteps of SwiftKey by making its Android and iOS app completely free. Fleksy is already an extremely robust keyboard, offering a variety of themes and options like DVORAK and QWERTZ layouts, and more.
The company also launched “extensions”, basically letting users drag-and-drop extra features into the app, including one that enables you to send GIFs directly from your keyboard. Ever since it appeared on Apple’s online app repository, Fleksy has been normally donning a 0.99-dollar price tag, disregarding the occasions on which it has been available for free as a part of a short promotion. Since the keyboard is so often employed, and is present for much of a user’s time on the device, it can be paired with branded content in ways that are both subtle and useful.
If you’ve been wanting to tip your toe into the waters of third-party iOS 8 keyboards and check out Fleksy, now’s the best time.
Fleksy’s move is motivated more or less by the same reasons as SwiftKey’s – by going free, it will encourage more downloads and open the doors to additional monetization. Quite the contrary actually, they’re going to ensure that users who enjoy paid upgrades for their keyboard will have just as many options as before – in app purchases are for premium themes and extensions.
“We want every smartphone user to have the opportunity to experience fast, expressive, and intuitive typing”, explains Fleksy’s CEO and co-founder Kosta Eleftheriou. It’s all about them emoji, yo!
If you haven’t tried out Fleksy previously, then here’s your chance. Meaning, Fleksy will better assist with GIF, sticker and other content discovery based on what the user types.
In addition to today’s news, Fleksy will also be getting another update in the form of an improved rich content view called Highlights.
All of this news is fantastic for the team, and we offer them our congratulations, but let’s not get distracted and forget what took Fleksy to the top in the first place.