SwiftKey theme store image 001

SwiftKey, the popular gesture keyboard for iPhones, iPads ands iPods with iOS 8 or later, today launched a brand new theme store featuring a dozen themes for customizing the look and feel of its keyboard.

After debuting on Android in 2014, the built-in theme store is now available to iOS users with twelve newly designed themes, priced from 99 cents to $1.99.

The new theme store is available in the Design section of the SwiftKey app, not via the keyboard itself. The theme store includes live preview so you can get a better sense of what the theme is all about.

There are five Nickel themes to choose from, in addition to six Minimal themes and Swiftkey’s very first animated theme, the Shooting Stars, which is especially nice.

SwiftKey theme store shooting Stars

Not only is it animated, but responds to the movement of your device, similar to Apple’s Parallax motion effect on iOS.

In addition to a twinkling background that changes as you move your phone, Shooting Stars, a $1.99 download, dynamically generates the stars each time the keyboard loads.

The Nickel themes are available in five different colors – Candy, Rose, Champagne, Dusk and Watermelon – for $0.99 each. Here they are.

SwiftKey theme store Nickel 001

All six of the Minimal themes – Coal, Iceberg, Carbon, Aqua, Blush and Juice – are also $0.99 each. The Minimal themes and colors are shown further below.

SwiftKey theme store Minimal 001

The new themes join the existing free themes for SwiftKey for iPhone: Nickel Light, Nickel Dark and Happy Holidays.

In addition to the theme store, the refreshed iOS application includes several performance improvements designed to increase SwiftKey’s stability, and reduce the instances when SwiftKey is unintentionally replaced by the iOS default keyboard.

“If you’re already a SwiftKey user, you may need to restart your device to see these benefits,” notes the company.

SwiftKey 1.2.7 changelog:

  • Typing Stats: facts and figures about how much you’ve typed, flowed, corrected and predicted so far using SwiftKey
  • Tap Map: see how SwiftKey adjusts your keys behind the scenes to better suit your typing style
  • More languages: Arabic, Farsi and Hebrew
  • Improved layout for Farsi

The 30.3-megabyte app requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 8 or later.

Download SwiftKey for free in the App Store.

  • iPhoneWINS

    can you swipe with this?

    • JulianZH

      yea

    • Dan

      Yes, all this update does is give access to themes.

  • raulortiz318

    Cool, now they just have to get it working consistently. Apple really needs to get third party keyboards API fixed up for next release.

    • Gabriel Anaya

      They did improve on it quite a bit in 8.3 . Swype runs extremely well, especially compared to Swiftkey.

  • Gabriel Anaya

    Looks nice,but I’m still sticking to Swype. I hate having to go into the app manually to change themes. Can’t wait for Next Keyboard to finally launch. Should be on the App Store by the end of the month.

  • TotallySerious

    Swiftly keyboard? (title error)

  • jp2002

    The animated one is gonna lag real bad.

  • Taze

    A store within a store… STORECEPTION

  • Dany Quirion

    ok so i installed the new shooting star keyboard i was able to install it but yet the defaukt black kwyboard keep showibg 🙁 help

    • Sam Nelson

      I’m having the same problem. Damn.

    • David Pomerleau

      Their website says they’re experiencing issues w purchase authorization. Hopefully this will be fixed soon. I’m having same problem.

      • Dany Quirion

        thx man

  • ricky_nguyen

    Do we have to repurchase themes if we bought them using the beta version of SwiftKey?

    • Josh, SwiftKey Community Team

      @ricky_nguyen:disqus You do not. Just open up the app from the list of apps then reselect the theme you purchased under “design” within the app. You will not need to go through the purchase process again.

  • JulianZH

    i used to love swiftkey kb but then i tried nintype… cant go back now…

  • andy

    I was wondering if there’s a theme for soccer team, i support barcelona so im wondering if theres themes for that and other themes for different leagues and all, thanks 😀