Fleksy moves to a SaaS model for its keyboard technology

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Keyboard launch Flexi launched a new self-service SDK to expand the reach of independent developers who want to add their own keyboard software to their applications.

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The Barcelona-based mobile keyboard software maker has been using a white label licensing approach to sell its custom keyboard technology for several years, but now it is looking to expand its b2b business with a more affordable software-as-a-service model.

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“Developers need something fast, and now we offer them this platform,” says CEO and co-founder Olivier Plante. “We serve dozens of companies using our [earlier] A custom SDK… under a license model but with this platform the future is to allow developers to add value and share their integrations with other developers, that’s the beauty of a developer provided platform – we’ll get to the ubiquitous typing through the screens where Fleksy will be manage it all.”

Plante says demand from independent developers for the customizable Fleksy keyboard, which includes features like next word prediction and swipe to type, comes from mobile-focused regions including Europe and the US, as well as consumer apps. such as health, productivity, social networks, p2p. payments and CRM applications, among others.

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“As the keyboard expands its reach to reach the end user in any application, it increases the usage and retention of their application,” he suggests, adding: “We also encourage developers to improve their own in-app experience – especially in Productive/Utility apps. [category]”.

According to Plante, Fleksy is seeing interest in keyboard technology from developers working on applications outside of the mobile space, such as for AR/VR devices, automotive and outdoor displays.

“Our competitors are all focused on licensing, long sales cycles – the Keyboard SDK environment is now owned by Fleksy – and we invite all types of companies / sizes / independent developers to try our SDK – no strings attached!” he adds.


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