The rapid rise of iOS 8 compatible third-party keyboards to the top of the iOS App Store free and paid charts certainly indicates there was a pent-up demand. Moreover, the success of these keyboards has been made even more evident, as keyboard developer SwiftKey says their custom keyboard has surpassed the 1 million download marker in less than 24 hours.
SwiftKey saw a brief launch delay yesterday due to App Store processing, and thus it did not go live until around noon Pacific Time, meaning that it has reached the milestone in roughly 22 hours.
The SwiftKey iOS 8 keyboard has likely benefited from the fact that it is a free app while others – such as Swype and Flesky, are paid options – so it allows users to try a n0-cost alternative to Apple’s standard keyboard as they explore iOS 8.
For a list of third-party keyboards currently available in the iOS App Store – and for a look at how to install them on your device – be sure to read our iOS Third-Party Keyboards post from Wednesday.