Microsoft recently started sending out emails to members of its Windows Insiders program inviting them to beta test the iPhone version of its popular Word Flow keyboard. Now, the build of Word Flow that Microsoft has seeded to iOS beta testers comes with a new one-handed layout that is not found on its Windows Phone version.
As per Thurrott, the one-handed design has a fan style layout with each keyboard row being positioned in an arc shape. This layout apparently makes it user to use the keyboard for typing purely from your thumb. This is similar to the split keyboard found in Windows Vista, though in Word Flow for iOS, all the keys will be present on the arc.
While Word Flow in Windows 10 Mobile does feature a one-handed mode, it shifts all the keys to one side of the display, which is not really thumb-friendly. The same feature in the iOS version of the keyboard, however, will switch to a completely new thumb-friendly layout.
The news of Word Flow coming to iOS (and Android) did not really go down well with Windows Phone users out there, and this news is further going to anger them.
Are you excited about Microsoft bringing its Word Flow keyboard to iOS?