Fleksy Team Acquired by Pinterest, Keyboard Will Soon be Open-Sourced

“I can’t help but think this feels a lot like the silent abandonment that comes with a company being acquired.”

That was the statement I left you with last week when we talked about the sudden silence of Fleksy as rumors swirled of them abandoning the app. From their dead support site to the lack of updates and general quietness on previously active social media accounts, it made sense that Fleksy was about to be (or had been) acquired by someone. Today, Fleksy announced that they have indeed been acquired and the company who has done so is Pinterest(more…)

Fleksy Isn’t Dead, Should Have Updates in “Next Couple Weeks”

Over the weekend, a reddit thread suggesting that popular keyboard app, Fleksy, had been abandoned, really picked up steam and caused a number of its users to worry about future support.

The thread pointed out that the app hadn’t received an update in almost two months, even though it previously seemed to receive them every couple of weeks. The keyboard’s social media accounts have also all basically gone silent since early March, plus some of the changes that were introduced in the last big update are head-scratchers (like the removal of cloud syncing and all premium features going free). Oh, and the support site is 100% offline(more…)

Poll: Are You a Keyboard Swiper or Pecker?

Since there is no shortage of options for keyboard apps on Google Play, it seems that no matter who I talk to, everyone is using something different. For me, the standard Google Keyboard works great. I especially love the custom photos I can use to theme it. More importantly, though, the swipe functionality on Google Keyboard seems very accurate more times than not, which saves me time during typing and also allows me to use one hand.

Other people, known as peckers, prefer to type each individual letter in a word. These people don’t care about saving time and would much rather watch the whole world go up in flames than to swipe out words on their keyboard. Don’t worry, only kidding. Peckers would argue that swiping words out is not as accurate as they would like, plus with auto-correct becoming better over the years, the words that they peck out are usually spot on which saves them time from redoing a swipe.

Different strokes for different folks.

So, are you a keyboard swiper or pecker?

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Fleksy Receives “Biggest Update Ever,” Includes GIF Keyboard, Custom Extensions and Launcher Functionality

Fleksy received a big update this morning through Google Play for Android devices, one which brings a huge list of new features, as well as fixes and optimizations for all of you custom keyboard lovers.

To kick it off, Fleksy introduced Extensions, which is a fancy name to call all of their new features. For starters, a GIF Keyboard has been built in, which allows you to insert GIFs in the place of text or emojis the next time you want to send a message. Not only is there a GIF Keyboard, but Fleksy has added in 14 new themes, including a few Hunger Games and Frozen themed skins. Most notably, a new Chameleon theme will change the color of the keyboard to match the application you are running.  (more…)

Friday App Sales: Botanicula, Fleksy Keyboard, Death Worm, and More

It’s Halloween! Combine that with the fact that it is also Friday, and you are set to experience a few awesome app and game sales taking place. On top of the great giveaway Amazon is hosting on its Appstore, Google Play is currently hosting deals on the new smash hit Botanicula, as well as Fleksy Keyboard, Minuum Keyboard, and The Walking Dead Pinball.

If something a bit more spooky is needed, you can always check out Slender Man Origins HD, House of Hell, Blood of the Zombies, or Devilry Huntress which are also on sale.

Here is the full list for you.  (more…)

Fleksy Jumps to v3.0 With “Major” Redesign, Adds Theme Store and New Languages

Fleksy, an innovative keyboard that at one time was my daily ‘board, received a major update today to version 3.0. In this latest build, we are seeing the introduction of a store that offers both premium themes and content, along with an evolutionary change on the minimal design of the Fleksy default minimal look. Users of the “award-winning” keyboard can choose from any of six new premium themes, including one free bonus theme for premium users.

The update also includes 17 new languages and improved accuracy for all 40 supported languages. Version 3.0 is live on Google Play.  (more…)