Fleksy keyboard, among the first soft-keyboards for iOS 8, broke the Guinness World Record for fastest texting six months ago and now they’ve done it again.
As announced Tuesday, following September’s release of its iOS 8 keyboard Fleksy has now made the iPhone 6 Plus the fastest phone for typing by clocking in a new typing speed record on the device.
Brazilian teenager Marcel Fernandes Filho, who is seventeen years old, used Fleksy’s iOS keyboard to break his previous record of 18.19 seconds with a new time of 17.00 seconds.
Guinness’ rules required Filho to type the following standard test message:
The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human.
See if you can type that under seventeen seconds.
With May 2014 and November 2014 Guinness World Records under its belt, Fleksy is now officially the fastest smartphone keyboard in the world.
And to celebrate breaking a second Guinness World Record for texting speed, developers have reduced Fleksy for Android by 50 percent on a permanent basis, bring the software from the previous price of $3.99 to $0.99.
Note that you should update to iOS 8.1 or the latest iOS 8.1.1 to fix key known issues with custom keyboards and improve your Fleksy experience.
As I mentioned last week, Fleksy Keyboard can now use your typing shortcuts as defined in Settings > General > Keyboard > Shortcuts.
Fleksy combines speed, beautiful design and rich customization options. Featuring a proprietary prediction technology, it’s heavy on gestures such as swiping to delete a character and redo.
It was the first keyboard to enable blind typing on a smartphone (Access Award by the American Foundation for the Blind), the first keyboard to be deployed on a smartwatch and the first keyboard to enable typing in a 3D augmented reality platform (Leap Motion).