There were reports and rumors for quite some time that Microsoft has acquired popular Android/iOS keyboard application, the company officially breaks the silence and announces that it has acquired the application. Although the company hasn’t disclosed the exact amount to complete the deal but it is heard that Microsoft has paid $250 million. Microsoft will continue the development of Swift keyboard app for both the android and iOS platforms and it is said that it will explore the possibility of integrating the app into their upcoming products and will also combine the possibility of word flow with the swift key in their products.
Regarding the acquisition, Microsoft, and Swiftkey Said:
SwiftKey co-founders, Jon Reynolds and Ben Medlock, said:
Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our mission is to enhance interaction between people and technology. We think these are a perfect match, and we believe joining Microsoft is the right next stage in our journey.
Our number one focus has always been to build the best possible products for our users. This will not change. Our apps will continue to be available on Android and iOS, for free. We are as committed as ever to improving them in new and innovative ways.
In this cloud-first, mobile-first world, SwiftKey’s technology aligns with our vision for more personal computing experiences that anticipate our needs versus responding to our commands, and directly supports our ambition to reinvent productivity by leveraging the intelligent cloud.
Moreover, SwiftKey’s predictive technology aligns with Microsoft’s investments and ambition to develop intelligent systems that can work more on the user’s behalf and under their control.