Microsoft kills Word Flow Keyboard for the iPad and iPhone

Microsoft kills Word Flow Keyboard for the iPad and iPhone

Microsoft kills Word Flow Keyboard for the iPad and iPhone

We will be wrapping up the Word Flow experimental project with the Microsoft Garage. The software giant has pulled Word Flow from the App Store, telling users to give its other, better-known keyboard a try.

By all accounts it was very good and actually went beyond just taking the Windows keyboard and slapping it on an iPhone. The keyboard's description on the Microsoft Garage only reveals that "The Word Flow experiment is now complete!"

Apple added third-party keyboard support with the release of iOS 8 in 2014. iPad and iPhone owners can now download and install different keyboards from the Apple App Store.

If you ever feel like Microsoft just cans all its good ideas on Windows, they also hate the iPhone too.

SwiftKey has always been popular with iOS users. There were plans to "integrate SwiftKey technology with our Guinness World Record Word Flow technology for Windows" but ended up bringing Word Flow features into SwiftKey instead. Microsoft originally planned to "integrate SwiftKey technology with our Guinness World Record Word Flow technology for Windows" but then made a decision to bring Word Flow's features to SwiftKey. Those are impressive results for an app that launched initially on Android in 2010 and arrived on iOS less than two years ago. It doesn't, however, offer Arc Mode which means Word Flow's killer feature is-at least for now-gone if you didn't already have it installed.

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