SwiftKey aside, there aren’t that many strong virtual keyboards out there for Android tablet owners, but developer KeyPointTechnologies is hoping to change that perception with its new (and free) app.
The Adaptxt KeyBoard For Tablet is currently in beta (version 1.0) and is designed to learn and adapt to the user's writing style, so that they can convey their message in fewer keystrokes. The app is able to pick up on writing styles by integrating with Facebook or Twitter, as well as taking a look at how the user puts together their SMS text messages.
As to be expected, the app offers text prediction, error correction and auto-correction, while users can choose between standard and split-screen keyboard layouts. The word suggestion bar can also be repositioned if required.
Furthermore, the developer has kitted the software out with an Automatic Text Replacement feature – ideal for substituting long-winded phrases, and even supports handwriting recognition, although one review of the app suggests that this feature still needs some work.
The beta version supports 50 languages, but intriguingly can support an additional 35 ‘industry specific’ languages if the user chooses to add these individually via the Google Play store.
These languages are presumably for acknowledging industry acronyms and commonly used brand names, and a search on Google Play reveals that these add-ons can cater for a number of industries, including those working in the medical and telecoms sectors.
The app is now available for free from Google Play, as well as from GetJar app stores.