One of the most popular third-party keyboard applications on Android has got to be Swiftkey. Unfortunately, iOS owners will never know the glory that is Swiftkey, but its creator TouchType is hoping Apple makes an announcement during its WWDC keynote on Monday which would hopefully open up third-party keyboards, thus bringing Swiftkey to iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches.
Earlier this month, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at AllThingD’s D11 conference, hinting at a future where the iOS platform could be open up more. As a result, TouchType is remaining optimistic about the potential of its SwiftKey making its way to iOS. “It’s great they are thinking in that way,” marketing chief at TouchType Joe Braidwood said to AllThingsD. “That’s very different from the message we would have gotten a year ago. “The most obvious API for them to open is the keyboard, because it is the greatest weakness. The keyboard is the thing that needs work more than anything on that platform.”