Word Flow

After the experiment has been completed, Microsoft has closed down its Word Flow keyboard on iOS.

Back in February of this year we took a closer look at Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard on iOS, the company's attempt at recreating the Windows phone typing experience (which is very good) elsewhere.

By all accounts it was very good and actually went beyond just taking the Windows keyboard and slapping it on an iPhone. There were themes, for example, even an arc-shaped keyboard for one-handed typing.

And now all that is gone.

If you go to the Microsoft Garage page now for Word Flow (h/t to Travis for the tip), you'll get the following message:

The Word Flow experiment is now complete! We encourage you to download the SwiftKey Keyboard from the App Store. The SwiftKey product team is frequently building and evaluating new features for SwiftKey and shipping updates. We encourage feedback at https://support.swiftkey.com.

If you ever feel like Microsoft just cans all its good ideas on Windows, they also hate the iPhone too. Kidding, of course, but since Microsoft acquired SwiftKey then that's the way that Microsoft-loving iPhone owners who happen to also like a good typing experience will be sent.