Next Keyboard — launching Thursday September 3rd, 2015

Next Keyboard — The Perfect Keyboard for iPhone (Media Kit)

Hey friends,

Like you, we love reading on Medium. Even listicles look better here. And why not? At the time of me writing this, Medium is the best place to put writing online. We’re well aware that Medium is home to a lot of launch posts. We took it one step further and posted our media kit here. Hopefully, it provides some insight into our latest and most ambitious project yet. Thanks for clicking through to learn about Next, and we’d love to hear what you think. (Please send emails to rj@tinyhearts.com)

Cheers,

Robleh Jama and the rest of the team @nextkeyboard / www.nextkeyboard.co

P.S. You can find all of the images below on Dropbox here 👉https://www.dropbox.com/sh/z1tkyw7920j3f1b/AABUZZY3UuQ1Rf3526faXeXma?dl=0

So what’s Next?

The keyboard is the most used, yet least considered, “app”. Our smartphones would be useless without keyboards. As we realized that, we took it upon ourselves to make the perfect keyboard for the iPhone. It’s been a little over twelve months since we started building Next. We couldn’t be happier or more excited to share it with the world.

https://youtu.be/K4Bo6mbmngc

Say hello to Next, a keyboard that’s built for iOS users by iOS users.

It wouldn’t have been possible without Kickstarter (Next was the most funded app), and a community of 10,000 iPhone lovers from around the world.

Next is a beautiful keyboard for iPhone that works as great as it looks. It comes fully loaded with lightning fast editing, predictive typing, instant access to all the emojis you love plus more, playful stickers (tacos anyone?), and stunning themes.

We wanted to create a keyboard that solved some of the common issues iOS users have trouble with. We’ve tackled the shift key head on, and we’ve developed an easier way for you to correct mistypes. (For the design enthusiasts, we provided special attention to visual affordance through icon design and auditory feedback to let users know what case they’re on, We also developed a prominent space bar cursor feature for quick editing.)

We also know that most people really like emojis, so we’ve made it easier to use them in messages. Emojis have never been more accessible. . We auto-suggest them based on what you’re typing, provide one-tap access to an integrated emoji keyboard, plus added new categories like country flags. Our “huge” emoji stickers are simply to die for. We also created 60 original stickers (tacos, anyone?) to take visual communication to the next level.

But we didn’t stop there.

Most of our time was spent on building our next word prediction and autocorrect engine. This is what’s at the heart of the Next Keyboard experience. The more you use Next, the more it learns from your typing to suggest the words you use most. Even your favorite fleek slizzang, yo!

There’s still quite an extensive and feature-rich roadmap for Next which we’ll be rolling out over the following months including the next phase of our prediction engine and swipe typing. We’re tirelessly building for a future where the Next Keyboard becomes a springboard into a new world of effortless communication. Stay tuned.

Launch Details

Who Made Next?

We’re the team behind Tiny Hearts, an award winning app studio and makers of the top-selling apps like Wake (the #1 iOS alarm clock according to Lifehacker), and Quick Fit( featured in an Apple Ad).

As a small independent studio that lives and breathes everything iOS, we wanted to build the perfect keyboard for the iPhone to enhance our own messaging experience. We quickly discovered that it was a genuine need for thousands of other iOS fans.

As our most ambitious project, we knew we had to double down on resources and that we couldn’t do it alone. This led us to reach out to other iPhone lovers. Our community is now over 10,000 strong. With a little help from Kickstarter, Reddit, and Product Hunt, we were able to pull it off and really build something meaningful together.

The perfect keyboard for iPhone is here. This is just the beginning. We plan to spin out Next as it’s own company, with the mission of taking a stab at an AI-enabled future that will make it easier to connect with others and the world around us. We’d love to have you along for the journey.

@tinyheartsapps

www.tinyhearts.com

Tiny Hearts / Next Keyboard team in Toronto

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Media Kit Goodies — photos, videos and GIFs

You can find all of the images below on Dropbox 👉https://www.dropbox.com/sh/z1tkyw7920j3f1b/AABUZZY3UuQ1Rf3526faXeXma?dl=0

Next Promo video

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Blog Photos

Feature GIFs

Beautiful Themes
Quick Cursor
Suggested Emojis
Swipe backspace to delete whole words

App Store Screenshots

App Icon

Next Logo

Next Keyboard logo

App Description

Next is a beautiful keyboard for iPhone that works as great as it looks. It comes fully loaded with lightning speed editing, predictive typing, instant access to all the emojis you love plus more, playful stickers (tacos anyone?), and stunning themes.

We’ve got over 1,400 emojis and stickers, loads of beautiful themes and the basics covered with features like next-word prediction, auto correct, and quick editing with our innovative Quick Cursor swipe to edit.

Use Next anywhere you use your regular keyboard, like messages, Twitter, WhatsApp, or Slack etc.

FEATURES

● Next Word Predictions and Autocorrect — Type less, say more. We predict what you’re trying to say before you say it. You could almost say our keyboard is reading your mind.

● Quick Cursor for fast editing — Say goodbye to fumbling around to move the cursor. Now you can simply swipe across the spacebar and your cursor appears exactly where you want it.

● 1400 Emojis — By the time you find the right emoji, you could have just typed how you feel. So we’ll suggest it for you as you type so it’s only one tap away.

● Beautiful Themes — You want a keyboard that looks and feels as unique as you are. So let’s get you out of those greys and into some color.

● Playful Stickers — Can’t express yourself with text? We’ve got you covered with custom designed playful stickers. Let the stickers do the talking for you.

OUR STORY

The way we use technology is changing and at the heart of it all is the keyboard we use to message, tweet, search, and connect with the world around us. With a little help from Kickstarter and over 10,000 iPhone lovers, we’ve built Next a keyboard made by iPhone lovers for iPhone lovers.

PRIVACY

Next Keyboard works without enabling Full Access. We don’t collect your personal data or sell it, we’re in the business of selling apps. Full access is required to use stickers due to iOS limitations.

▸ Follow us on Twitter @Nextkeyboard
www.nextkeyboard.co

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