New iOS 8 Keyboard Features

I have another article over at my publishers, Peachpit on the new iOS 8 keyboard features, including the ability to add third-party keyboards.

One of the innovative aspects of iOS in its initial release was the way the onscreen digital keyboard and multi-touch combined to make a large number of characters available within limited screen space. Since that first iOS release in June 2007, Apple has improved the onscreen keyboard enormously. In iOS 8, Apple also added a special keyboard for Emoji (smileys), a new typing feature called the QuickType bar (see Figure 1), and support for third-party onscreen keyboards from the App Store.