Swiftkey introduced us to a new beta last week that included two highly requested features: over 500 emoji and an optional number key. Today, they are taking care of their paid fans through Google Play by pushing out update v4.4. In v4.4, the highlight is a new “Ice” theme that arrives just in time for the holidays. When active, the theme will create a snowstorm as your Flow through words or simply drop a snowflake as you thumb tap away. So merry.
They also fixed a bunch of bugs:
- Fixed a bug with punctuation where the symbols weren’t inserted in some situations
- Improved performance while switching fields or after sending messages in some apps
- Fixed several instances of Force Closes in the app
- Fixed last column of the keyboard being cut on smileys layout
- Fixed a bug in Hangouts for the keyboard not inserting text after an emoticon
- Fixed a bug in the installer summary screen where if you tap themes twice in quick successions, it opened two instances of the Settings
- Keyboard doesn’t hide the field when signing into Cloud anymore
- Not showing notifications on Cloud screen during installation anymore
And last, the beta has an update as well that includes this new keyboard theme, plus you’ll also have to be on the lookout for a hidden X-mas Easter Egg in there somewhere.