Thanks to thhe jailbreak development community, we can experience some of BlackBerry 10 operating system's features on iOS. Octopus Keyboard is such a jailbreak tweak that brings RIM’s new gesture based predictive typing to iPhone users.
The Octopus Keyboard makes you quickly use swipe gestures to input words. When the BB10 OS was introduced, one of the most talked about feature was the rather unique and awesome looking keyboard, and while initial chatter went around about someone bringing it to iOS, it has only seen the light of day tonight through the developer’s personal repository. So what exactly does Octopus Keyboard do and bring to your iOS device?
The tweak – first and foremost – hooks directly with the keyboard of your iPhone. Unlike other keyboard modifications where the whole thing is replaced, Octopus Keyboard doesn’t require any international keyboards to be implemented, and instead just makes itself at home over the top of the standard native keyboard. The package works by recognizing a word which it thinks you might want to use and displays it above certain keys on the display. If the pulled up word is correct, a simple tap and vertical swipe quickly enters the full word into the text field.
One of the great things about Octopus Keyboard is the ability to either manually add words from your own vocabulary or allow it to download the iOS dictionary in the background, making itself more intelligent and able to better predict the words you would want to use. As the package is used over time, it also gets better at producing the right options.
Octopus Keyboard is currently available via the developer’s personal repository which can be found at http://k3a.me/c and will be live on the BigBoss repository soon. Before the tweak can be used a license needs to be purchased for $4.99.
via idownloadblog via redmondpie