From Klingon to GIF-based keyboards, we’re seeing some really interesting examples of new third-party keyboards with iOS 8.
Here’s a particularly exciting one, though: a keyboard which translates messages into other languages as you type. It does the opposite, too, which means that if you receive a text message in say, French, it can instantly translate it into English, or your choice of language. Neat, right?
The Slated app can perform translations between 81 different languages, and shows your translated sentence in real time as you type. It also looks a whole lot like the regular iOS keyboard you’re used to, which makes it a perfect pick-up-and-go tool.
Currently the app costs $2.99, although it’s set to increase to a regular price of $4.99 eventually. While Slated may not quite be the first third-party keyboard to carry out this nifty feature, it’s definitely one of the best-designed so far, and something that would be great to see Apple incorporate as standard into future versions of iOS.