With the release of iOS 8 for iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch one of the features that a lot of people will be able to take advantage of is third party keyboards.
This means that you will be able to download, install and use keyboards other than the one that comes with iOS. I’ve been having a look at a lot of the keyboards out there and the one I like the most is Swype. It costs about £0.69/$0.99 if you want to download it for your iOS device.
I’ve been playing with it on an iPad 4 running iOS 8 and I must say that I am really impressed. It works really well and is very accurate and could become one of the de facto alternatives for the stock iOS keyboard. Of course, you can also style it with the different themes that come with Swype.
With all said and done, Apple has not really innovated by bringing third party keyboards to the table with iOS 8. If you have a Samsung, HTC or any other Android phone/tablet then you’ve already experienced third-party keyboards on your device, so they are not exactly new. With that being said, I think that Apple should have bought third party keyboards to the table a lot earlier than iOS 8.