Microsoft Kills Word Flow Keyboard for iOS

Microsoft Kills Word Flow Keyboard for iOS

Back in 2014, Microsoft Garage came to life to test out experimental applications on Android and iOS and other platforms.

In the coming months, we'll have more to share about how we'll integrate SwiftKey technology with our Guinness World Record Word Flow technology for Windows.

Microsoft has ended its Word Flow keyboard for iOS experiment and pulled the app from the App Store.

The app, which debuted in April, 2016, was created by Microsoft's Garage research team to make it easier to enter text on iPhones and iPads, including a mode that let people write messages using only one hand. Microsoft said in an updated product description for Word Flow on Monday that was spotted by tech news site WindowsCentral. I say "was" because Microsoft made a decision to pull the plug on the development and remove Word Flow from the App Store.




While Word Flow's demise is unfortunate, it isn't too surprising.

To enable a new keyboard, after you download it, go to Settings General Keyboard Keyboards Add New Keyboard, add the keyboard, then select it again and turn on "Allow Full Access". As you'd expect, the direct Apple App Store link for Word Flow no longer works.

But that doesn't mean Microsoft is abandoning keyboards on iOS altogether. The company had earlier gone through experimenting and assessing several options before zeroing in on the SwiftKey keyboard.

Related Articles

  • Turnaround Strategy Is Working: Sony Nearly Quadruples Profit

    Turnaround Strategy Is Working: Sony Nearly Quadruples Profit

    Sony's computer chip sector has also fared relatively well recently on the growth of image sensor sales for mobile products. Sony, of course, released Uncharted 4 in May 2016, which has since gone on to sell 8.7m units as of December 2016.
    Award-winning French actress Jeanne Moreau dies at 89

    Award-winning French actress Jeanne Moreau dies at 89

    Said the actress herself, in an interview with Film Comment magazine, "I was at that age where one lives very egocentrically". She has been called the "Grand Dame of French New Wave" and has been credited with being a rebel on and off the screen.
    Kyrie Irving Wants A Trade To The Knicks 'Very Badly'

    Kyrie Irving Wants A Trade To The Knicks 'Very Badly'

    A month removed from the NBA Finals , the Cavs have changed GMs and could be on the verge of trading their All-Star point guard. The other nugget of information that Lloyd offers there is that Irving isn't in contact with the team right now.
  • Discovery's merger with Scripps makes them worth more than Viacom

    Discovery's merger with Scripps makes them worth more than Viacom

    The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link . The company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.50 by $0.09.
    Two days in Phoenix, two babies dead in hot cars

    Two days in Phoenix, two babies dead in hot cars

    The one-year-old female was left in the auto for about two hours, according to initial reports from Phoenix Fire Department. Police said the father did not know the child was in the back of the vehicle until he got to the church.
    Jong-nam murder trial to start on Oct 2

    Jong-nam murder trial to start on Oct 2

    Prosecutors also told the court that between 30 and 40 witnesses, including 10 experts, would be called to testify at trial. Defence lawyers have warned previously that they feared "trial by ambush", with police not sharing evidence.
  • Final Fantasy XV's Latest Update Brings Invincibility and Carnivals

    Final Fantasy XV's Latest Update Brings Invincibility and Carnivals

    Now they look more like Mass Effect 2's Collectors? New quest (s) have been added to Meldacio Hunter HQ (after Chapter 8). The Magitek Exosuits will grant the wearer 30 minutes of invincibility per day for all four of the main characters.
    Trump Wants Police Officers To Be MORE Violent To 'Thugs'!

    Trump Wants Police Officers To Be MORE Violent To 'Thugs'!

    But the NYPD was not the only police department to speak out against Trump's Friday remarks encouraging violence against suspects. Though, to be fair, the suspect in Trump's hypothetical scenario HAD just killed someone.
    Valerenga 0-3 Manchester United: Mourinho's men stroll to victory in Norway

    Valerenga 0-3 Manchester United: Mourinho's men stroll to victory in Norway

    Will Victor Lindelof start for United on the opening day of the season? This could be a sad day for the Premier League. Fellaini has spent four seasons at United after arriving in September 2013 for £27.5m under David Moyes.
  • Attackers target Shiite mosque in Afghanistan's Herat

    Attackers target Shiite mosque in Afghanistan's Herat

    One doctor told the Associated Press news agency that 20 bodies had been transported to his hospital. Herat officials said in addition to those killed, over 60 people were wounded in the attack.
    No life without parole in Hawaii for those younger than 18

    No life without parole in Hawaii for those younger than 18

    Records show Ira is among 103 New Mexico inmates sentenced to 20 years or more for crimes they committed as juveniles. The AP spent months reviewing how counties and states are wrestling with re-examining juvenile life without parole.
    Trade Routes with Pakistan Shouldn't be Blocked, Says Mehbooba Mufti

    Trade Routes with Pakistan Shouldn't be Blocked, Says Mehbooba Mufti

    They make efforts to integrate Jammu and Kashmir with India with respect and dignity. Mehbooba said she has been repeatedly stressing that ideas can not be jailed.