Developers already at work on alternate iOS 8 keyboards

Developers have been asking Apple to open up iOS to other keyboards for years, and today the company obliged. As part of iOS 8, which will be released in the fall, users can swap out Apple’s keyboard with ones made by other companies. Users have been long able to do that on Google’s Android, but it’s been far more difficult on iOS, requiring either a jailbreak or individual developers to supply their own specialty keyboard features.

Following Apple’s annual developers keynote earlier today, a number of prominent third-party software keyboard makers now say they’re already at work on those keyboards, and plan to let people try them out ahead of time.

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