Microsoft finally realized that its SwiftKey alternative keyboard had a lot of iOS users. This is the reason why the application is back on the App Store, a month after its deletion by the publisher.
Funny story than that of SwiftKey! This alternative keyboard, first launched on Android and then on iOS 8 in 2014 (when Apple decided to support this function), has never really been talked about all this time, except for the last month when Microsoft, which bought the software in 2016, decided to remove the app from Apple’s store.
SwiftKey, which is still available on Android, was long out of support from Microsoft. Users have been complaining for months about bugs and other unresolved issues. Moreover, the iOS application had not been entitled to an update for more than a year before its withdrawal from the App Store. The company simply announced that SwiftKey will continue to work, at least until the app is manually deleted on the iPhone.
Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard is BACK on iOS! 🎉🎊🍾🥳
Stay tuned to what the team has in store for it!
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— Vishnu.one (@VishnuNath) November 18, 2022
A lack of interest on the part of the publisher, but not of the users. ” Based on customer feedback, the iOS version of SwiftKey is once again available on the App Store “, confirmed a spokesperson with The Verge. It is indeed the keyboard users who pushed Microsoft to offer the application again!
It now remains to develop it. The current version back on iOS is dated August 11, 2021. Microsoft Vice President and General Manager of Office Products Vishnu Nath encouraged SwiftKey fans to “ stay tuned to what the team has in store “. The publisher promises a significant investment for the keyboard. Excellent news therefore for users who will be pleased to see that Microsoft is once again concerned about their favorite application.