In the second half of 2014, Apple enabled support for third-party keyboards and Android's leading keyboard took full advantage. Three months of research, design ideation, user testing and a stable build we launched!
Swiftkeys, android three-step setup, felt seamless - Enable keyboard, select keyboard, and signup/in with social networks personalising peoples experience across multiple or new devices, without disruption to the onboarding flow.
The challenge was to improve our drop rate from leaving the app, allowing third-party, and returning to the container app to complete the setup.
A handful of pixels did get harmed while creating these icons.
The goal was to introduce a softer design to compliment the new light app UI, making sure the original Nickel themes DNA transferred to the new platform while differentiating from the iOS keyboard.