SOURCE: Fleksy, Inc

Fleksy

December 17, 2014 09:00 ET

Fleksy Keyboard's Biggest Update Ever Revolutionizes Mobile Input With Extensions

Adding Extensions, Fleksy Becomes the First Keyboard Platform, the First GIF Keyboard on Android, and Expands to 30 Themes, Taking Customization to an All New Level

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - After 3 million downloads in its first year, Fleksy today launched a massive 5.0 update to its iOS and Android keyboard, redefining Fleksy as the hub of all your input needs.

The Fleksy 5.0 update introduces Extensions -- customizable functionality enhancements for the keyboard, which turn Fleksy into a platform with multiple fun and useful input options. Fleksy becomes the first Android keyboard with GIF support as their GIF Extension makes finding and sending GIFs as easy as emoji. Other Extensions initially available include the option to use Fleksy as an Android launcher, add a Number Row at the top of the keyboard, an Editor for easier cursor control, a Rainbow Pop effect on typing, and typing shortcuts.

"We're unlocking the keyboard's true potential with this update," said Kosta Eleftheriou, Fleksy CEO and Co-Founder. "Keyboards are our primary input method. With Extensions we mean to revolutionize not only text input, but all input; making it faster, easier, and more fun. Why switch back and forth between apps to do things that can be done via the keyboard?"

Extensions are activated in the Fleksy app by assigning them to "Slots". Initially, all users will receive 3 slots FREE, which can be used to set their initial Extensions. Extensions may be activated and deactivated at will, but additional slots can be purchased within the app.

The launch of Extensions is accompanied by a major redesign of the Fleksy app, along with a hugely expanded keyboard theme offering. 30 premium themes are now available, including branded themes from popular films such as Frozen and The Hunger Games.

"Customization is extremely important to our users," said Ioannis Verdelis, COO and Co-Founder of Fleksy. "We're excited to meet that need through an unprecedented level of customization with our biggest theme update ever, and the launch of Extensions. These Extensions are just the beginning too..."

Fleksy's keyboard for iOS and Android is available for download at:

iOS: http://fleksy.com/getios

Android: http://fleksy.com/getdroid

About Fleksy

Fleksy is a next generation keyboard that makes typing on any smart device fast and easy, and the #1 paid app in 25 countries on iOS.

Officially the fastest smartphone keyboard in the world (Guinness World Record, May 2014 & November 2014), Fleksy is already used by millions of people in over 170 countries. It features the world's most powerful typing technology, an award winning design, and is the only keyboard with fun and useful Extensions.

Winner of the CES Award for Design and Engineering, the South by Southwest (SXSW) Award, and a 2014 Golden Stevie Award for Innovation, Fleksy is the world's most innovative keyboard company. 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).

Fleksy is backed by venture capital including Highland Capital Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

To learn more about Fleksy, visit http://www.fleksy.com.

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