Apple Stealthily Bought Dryft, A Keyboard App

    Apple reportedly acquired a startup company called Dryft, known for making on-screen keyboard for tablets, sometime last year.

    Apple Stealthily Bought Dryft, A Keyboard App

    Apple said that it buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and does not generally discuss its purpose or plans.

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    The Dryft keyboard appears on screen only when the user places their fingers on the display, a unique way of creating an on-screen keyboard.

    It's essentially a keyboard for tablets that tracks your fingers' movements. Since releasing iOS 8, Apple has allowed developers to tinker with the device's keyboard, opening the doors to startups like Swype and SwiftKey to create custom keyboards for the iPhone.

    Apple Stealthily Bought Dryft, A Keyboard App

    Talking about keyboards, Apple with iOS 8.3 has introduced new racially diverse emojis with over 300 new characters in its iOS keyboard, italics and underline options for iPhone 6 landscape mode, and support for third-party keyboards.

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    The Cupertino-based tech firm also acquired another startup named Ottocat in 2013, according to a report from earlier this week.


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