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    That comment was about what I expected, although I praise your politeness.

    It is NOT true that two of the three things I discussed are possible on iOS. I use Asian language features extensively and if you happen to type in Mandarin (which, by the way, is only the third most spoken language in the entire world or so...), you are SOL, as they say. Same goes for Japanese, Korean, etc. etc.

    So to correct what you stated, only one of the three things I discussed is possible with the exception of a very limited range of supported languages.

    Regarding the arrow and number features of an expanded keyboard, I won't submit the feature request because countless others have already and there has been zero progress made, so I suppose I will check back in six more months to see if your developers have finally started to listen to their consumers. Until then, this keyboard is not a good choice (or a choice at all) for those who want to use more than one language as they type (with few exceptions for a short list of supported languages).

    The only thing I will say here, is not submitting a feature request because countless others have and nothing changes is the same thing as Americans choosing not to vote and then complaining about their leadership.

    Be the change you want to see in the world.

    Aside from blatantly attacking s company who has made a wonderful application used and supported by many on a platform that is completely new to them, submitting feature requests in the way Prad described above is one way to get your issue to have more priority. Your refusal to do so, pretty much ensures that the issue is not prioritised according to the consensus of users.

    Instead of approaching with anger and disgust why not try to understand that SwiftKey for Android has been in development for over 5 years while SwiftKey for iOS has had less than a year. (and is already the top third party keyboard available on iOS)

    The other thing to keep in mind is a lot of the users that come to these forums are iOS users from Android. Not lifetime iOS users. The majority of my friends who are iOS users actually speak very highly of SwiftKey, because they don't compare it to a completely different product.

    In my experiences with SwiftKey, very rarely do they make excuses. Instead they push the boundaries of what our technology allows to get us closer to one another as well as alleviate some of the stress of communications on a mobile device.

    The main point I'm trying to make is, don't compare apples and oranges, and if you're not going to vote (or fill out a feature request) then what's the point of coming here and displaying your disgust?

    Keep in mind that I don't work for SwiftKey and am truly just a member of this forum whose confused by your ability to bash, but unwillingness to help.

    Nevertheless, enjoy, and SwiftKey will be here when you're ready to give it another shot.

    Kind regards,

    Mike

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    Dear all

    dear swiftly team

    I'm using iPhone 6 plus, LG G3, G2 and oneplus one. I have installed swiftly since forever to all my phones.

    It's my primary keyboards.

    It works great on android, HOWEVER, i find it always laggy on iPhone 6plus.
    and I can't resize the keyboard.

    Please make resize compatibility on IOS. and please fix all bugs... cause it's laggy and sometimes always crash.



    Once u solve iphone's bugs... you're the Winner

    thanks

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    Right, I may be repeating myself a little here and maybe even come across as rude but all opinions are valid and I feel others have been extremely rude here...

    Firstly, SwiftKey is completely free of charge. It's not ad infested so if you never purchase a theme they make ZERO revenue off you. As you are not paying customers I think some of you really need to lose this entitled attitude as it's anything but endearing. Simply put, if you don't like it, don't use it. At first I found it a disappointment and not worth using. That being mostly due to the fact that the stock keyboard was already fantastic for me. They've come a long way since then and also have a viable theme that works for me.

    Secondly, and here's where I may start sounding like a stuck record, it bugs me to no end when people come from Android or use both platforms and expect the exact same experience.

    IOS is NOT Android! They are completely different platforms! I came from Android myself and while I love many things about Android I jumped ship for a reason. If SwiftKey became identical to its Android sister I'd likely stop using it in favour of the stock keyboard again. If iOS ever became a carbon copy of Android I'd go back to Android as they do that sort of stuff best or I may even have given Windows Phone a go.

    If you don't like, don't use. Simple as. Leave constructive feedback and suggestions by all means, but if you cannot manage to be patient or features you desire never come then just move on. The guys at SwiftKey certainly won't be heartbroken and there's nothing stopping you making a return at a later point.

    SwiftKey is easily the best third party keyboard for iOS. I don't personally feel third party keyboards are needed on iOS but use SwiftKey out of a loyalty thing due to how well it served me on Android. Will I stick with them forever? Maybe not, I could well return to stock at any point but I will most certainly do all I can to support them on a new platform as they are providing an incredible product for the price.

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    I'm glad to have the SwiftKey option on iOS.. Mostly for the dark theme. The stock keyboard is too low contrast for my eyes. And there's an issue with stock where email addresses keep popping up when I don't want them. It's frustrating. I changed my shortcuts and reset the keyboard dictionary. But still an issue. I'm not familiar with SwiftKey on Android. So I can't comment, other than to say that many iOS users came from Android and are familiar with the Android version of SwiftKey. I believe iOS users are savvy enough to at least take some SwiftKey Android features and not be confused. Apple is making some changes to the stock keyboard in iOS 9. Here's a quote from MacRumors: "Next, Apple is rumored to be working on a new keyboard experience for iOS 9, with the company experimenting on multiple designs, like one that is "slightly longer than the current keyboard" and provides users with a more robust suite of editing options while in portrait mode. Also in the works is a more accessible way to access the QuickType keyboard and a redesign to the unpopular Shift Key to provide an easier visual understanding of when shift or caps lock is engaged."

    So we iOS users will be confused anyways. 😂

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    If they're going for a yearly release cycle that's still months away. Plus they're rumoured too. There are countless Apple rumours every day that never pan out. I personally love how the stock keyboard is now. If they wanted to improve it then make prediction and autocorrect a little smarter and that's all I'd need.

    No,, I don't think iOS users would be confused by a keyboard being less like stock but still, this is iOS. It isn't Android and as such a keyboard approach should be completely different.

    We shall find out what Apple truly has in store at the next WWDC whenever it is.

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    You're right about predictive and auto correct. But for me, that low contrast color makes it very difficult for me. I'm 62 and have had multiple surgeries on my eyes. Low contrast is horrible. I've had it out with a few app devs about it. One was Lightricks Ltd., makers of Facetune and Enlight. I couldn't see the text and icons in Facetune. I had had the app since before it made it into the top 200. He called it "modern design sensitivities". LOL.

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    They just need to improve their accessibility options. Perhaps a high contrast mode or keyboard dark/black mode.

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    A color scheme theme like what Apple uses in Spotlight Search would work. It should be an option.

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    Ah, you mean the dark variant stock keyboard is ok for you. Ya, all they need in that case is to add an accessibility option to make that the only keyboard.

    You should file a suggestion with Apple if they have the means of doing so, which I imagine they do.

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    Yeah, i also joined this forum to ask for these same functionalities, all presented on Swiftkey for Android, and still missing on iOS. Particularly, i'm missing most whe number row on top (holding W key, for instance, will bring me the option to enter "2" or "W".

    I can agree with most of these suggestions. My biggest problem is not being able to long press to select alternate characters. For example, I need to long press on "S" to enter a "#" symbol. Same goes for all the other alternate characters, numbers, etc.. We should be able to long press on keys to enter the alternate symbol for that key.
    It is very inconvenient to have to go through two different sections to access the "#" symbol

    I use SwiftKey because of the privacy policy. Have you ever read the policy for Nuance's Swype? I'll stick with SwiftKey without the cloud personalisation.

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    Hi Wildheart,

    Thanks for the post.

    There are a lot of factors involved but come down to a few main things. The Android app is nearly 5 years old, the iOS app is about 5 or 6 months. It takes time to build thing which our iOS dev team is working very hard on doing so.

    Android users and iOS users are used to different user experiences. It's not as simple as just making the Android app into the iOS app. There is user testing and product decisions involved.

    We are all excited to make the SwiftKey Keyboard for iOS on par with the Android one but in due time.

    I'm sorry you had a strange support experience. Most of the time any direct emails do not work as they go to unmonitored inboxes.

    Your best bet is to go to support.swiftkey.com and fill out the info and someone from our team will get in touch. I'm curious to what site you went to and got this funky response.

    Best,

    Ryan

    Hi there Ryan.

    Well, I've since discovered that Swifkkey on iOS has, at least, dealt with a few of my gripes, such as the letters now revert to lower case after beginning a sentence, which is a great leap forward and there is the option on the front keyboard to insert certain punctuation marks.

    For that reason, I've switched to IOS and bought an iPhone 6 and I'm pretty chuffed with it and am using Swiftkey, but it's still, IMO a far cry from what's available on Android.

    I appreciate that these thing take time, but Swype and TouchPal, it seems have moved ahead of SwiftKey in that regard, as their keyboards have more of the options which are available on Android..so, it seems that they've managed to get round the issues you mentioned.

    Furthermore, I've been receiving the odd email about "updates," to SwiftKey, such as the arrival of new Themes etc.

    These things don't interest me at all; I'm quite happy with the stock Theme, to be honest.

    I'd be much more impressed should SwiftKey be able to replicate most, if not all of the features which are available on Android.

    That said, the SwiftKey experience on iOS is far better than the Apple stock keyboard :O)

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    Hi there Ryan.

    Well, I've since discovered that Swifkkey on iOS has, at least, dealt with a few of my gripes, such as the letters now revert to lower case after beginning a sentence, which is a great leap forward and there is the option on the front keyboard to insert certain punctuation marks.

    For that reason, I've switched to IOS and bought an iPhone 6 and I'm pretty chuffed with it and am using Swiftkey, but it's still, IMO a far cry from what's available on Android.

    I appreciate that these thing take time, but Swype and TouchPal, it seems have moved ahead of SwiftKey in that regard, as their keyboards have more of the options which are available on Android..so, it seems that they've managed to get round the issues you mentioned.

    Furthermore, I've been receiving the odd email about "updates," to SwiftKey, such as the arrival of new Themes etc.

    These things don't interest me at all; I'm quite happy with the stock Theme, to be honest.

    I'd be much more impressed should SwiftKey be able to replicate most, if not all of the features which are available on Android.

    That said, the SwiftKey experience on iOS is far better than the Apple stock keyboard :O)

    Thanks for the honest feedback. We understand that not ever feature is going to appeal to everyone. Themes were something that was highly expressed via the community.

    We are also noting the community needs for wanting more features that make it up to par with the Android app. It's coming in clear. Up from here!

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    Found this 2 years old thread accidentally....

    Read some of the posts. people's complaints, and Swiftkey's team answers. mostly indicate the fact that Swiftkey for iOS is a new product and it'll improve. no one could argue with it for sure, on 2014. but.... I'm reading this in 2016, which means:

    - 2 years passed...

    - many keyboards has been introduced for iOS.

    - Swiftkey iOS biggest and only major update was the time they've added some themes.. for the first and last time.

    - Meanwhile, Swiftkey for Android got improvement and updates constantly..

    - Gboard is here.

    - Word Flow is here.

    -Both released just recently.. and both are Awesome in their first release.

    - Yet, Swiftkey for iOS is still in its relatively early stages! and we are still waiting.. 😄

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    Found this 2 years old thread accidentally....

    Read some of the posts. people's complaints, and Swiftkey's team answers. mostly indicate the fact that Swiftkey for iOS is a new product and it'll improve. no one could argue with it for sure, on 2014. but.... I'm reading this in 2016, which means:

    - 2 years passed...

    - many keyboards has been introduced for iOS.

    - Swiftkey iOS biggest and only major update was the time they've added some themes.. for the first and last time.

    - Meanwhile, Swiftkey for Android got improvement and updates constantly..

    - Gboard is here.

    - Word Flow is here.

    -Both released just recently.. and both are Awesome in their first release.

    - Yet, Swiftkey for iOS is still in its relatively early stages! and we are still waiting.. [emoji4]

    But WordFlow and Gboard still can't hold a candle to the SwiftKey memory. I tested them all. And SwiftKey is the only one with the "non word" deletion from the predictive keyboard library. That's a huge feature.

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    I am, like a lot of the others here, an Android SwiftKey fan.  I have considered switching to the iPhone for a while, but several things have held me back, including third party keyboards.  When Apple opened up to SwiftKey and others, I kept my eye on this, because I thought that would finally be a big step towards me switching platforms.  However, as has been noted, the iOS version is disappointing when you are used to the Android version.  Of course, I understand the rationale of why SwiftKey's iOS version is so different----it appears they are trying to implement a much subtler, incremental improvement over the apple stock keyboard (so that swiftkey gives longtime Apple users some pretty big changes over the stock keyboard, but not so much as to overwhelm them and have them give up on using SwiftKey long term).  Their new targeted customers are, after all, the millions of longtime iPhone users, not the much smaller niche group of converts from Android to iPhone (where I and others in this forum could potentially be).

    While I personally wish they would make the iOS SwiftKey keyboard exactly the same as the Android version (and obviously they are clearly capable of doing so in a technical sense), I completely understand their business reasons for not doing so.  If I were to switch to iPhone, I would undoubtedly use SwiftKey even in its current iOS form, as the best alternative available.

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    16 hours ago, wbarnes4393 said:

    I am, like a lot of the others here, an Android SwiftKey fan.  I have considered switching to the iPhone for a while, but several things have held me back, including third party keyboards.  When Apple opened up to SwiftKey and others, I kept my eye on this, because I thought that would finally be a big step towards me switching platforms.  However, as has been noted, the iOS version is disappointing when you are used to the Android version.  Of course, I understand the rationale of why SwiftKey's iOS version is so different----it appears they are trying to implement a much subtler, incremental improvement over the apple stock keyboard (so that swiftkey gives longtime Apple users some pretty big changes over the stock keyboard, but not so much as to overwhelm them and have them give up on using SwiftKey long term).  Their new targeted customers are, after all, the millions of longtime iPhone users, not the much smaller niche group of converts from Android to iPhone (where I and others in this forum could potentially be).

    While I personally wish they would make the iOS SwiftKey keyboard exactly the same as the Android version (and obviously they are clearly capable of doing so in a technical sense), I completely understand their business reasons for not doing so.  If I were to switch to iPhone, I would undoubtedly use SwiftKey even in its current iOS form, as the best alternative available.

    Hi,

    thanks for your feedback.

    But honestly, a huge part doesn't depend on SwiftKey. Android is an open source platform, and iOS is just...you know what I am talking about. And Apple doesn't fully support the 3rd party keyboard, they just "allowed".

    These facts make the development much harder on iOS than on Android, and even worse is, some nice functions on Android, won't be allowed to have in iOS.

    I hope you can understand the difficulty and the situation that all 3rd party keyboards are facing while developing on iOS. However, it doesn't mean SwiftKey is gonna settle down, the devs are trying to offer the best experience within the very limited condition.

    Alpert

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    I've been using SwiftKey since the beginning of iOS 8. Many improvements have been made along the way. I now use it as my default keyboard. I have the stock keyboard deleted. It may not be the same as on Android, but I think it's great. It's really smart. The memory is phenomenal. No issues at all on the beta.

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    I tried to use it but I gave it up.

    I've been hoping and hoping but nothing. No layout changes since it's available for iOS.

    I'm using TouchPal and Swipe because the layout is way better. Even the prediction when swiping.

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    i recently am evaluating an iPhone SE and indeed the experience vs my usage on Nexus 5 is big.  the ios version needs to improve... keyboard resizing and swipe left to delete certainly would help alot as one of the priorities.

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    No reason  not to offer  the same  features across both platforms. Better to have them and not need them, than  to need  them and  not have them. I want long press duration adjustment, number row or number  row  combined  with top row and keyboard resizing.

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    SwiftKey makes me Happy. 

    Happy is Good. 

    SwiftKey is Good.

    And More Better @ Every Tapping, Typing, Tweaking Click. 

    Thanx for this-far producing in two systems- Andi & Appi. 

    We are Behind the Keys of your Super SwiftKey Boards daily   

    As we wish you endless ideas of successful developments. 

    Have a Happy QWERTY Day.   "... And Thanx for all the Fish... " 

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