Minuum, which has existed on Android for a while now, has announced that it is bringing its custom keyboard to the iPhone with iOS 8. Minuum is trying to stand out from the crowd with a particularly novel gimmick — you can change the height of the keyboard to save space or expand it to return to a familiar QWERTY layout.
In the mini-mode, keys bunch into groups of three. An autocorrection system then picks what word you meant to chose out of the possible options, similar to the word prediction systems of Fleksy and other custom keyboards.
How well applications will respond to the dynamically changing height is yet to be seen, as many apps in the store have been coded assuming fixed screen sizes. Over time, though, as developers update their apps, these issues should go away.
Minuum will be available soon after iOS 8 is released to the public. Interested users can sign up at their website. Below you can see Minuum’s iOS keyboard in action.
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How about a keyboard that contains a comma on the same page as the letters? I’m really looking forward to seeing all the usability issues of the various keyboards slowly addressed with the capabilities of iOS8 and the increased real-estate of the new models.