The reason I got so late , is because someone in Google doesn’t believe in a worldwide release of their iPhone Apps. I could download Gboard only last weekend, that too at a price – Thanks to AppStore’s obscure way of listing paid vs free apps.
What is Gboard?
It’s the new iPhone keyboard from Google with below capabilities:
First and foremost, it allows Glide typing, much missed by iPhone users. I would prefer it to SwiftKey.
Second and may be the most advertised capability: you need not leave the messenger in case you want to search for movie shows and a restaurant thereafter, for a dinner date. Google search is built in, right in Gboard.
Considering this , may be next feature might interest you: It let’s you search emojis and GIF thus:
Gboard is not listed while entering iTunes store password. Next, I tried logging to my bank app. Bingo, Gboard was missing again, when I tried the password field. Now this is cool.
Bringing in Google search capability right inside your keyboard is definitely user-friendly.
I had made it the default keyboard now.
Android loyalists, you need to wait. This might be the first app from Google with a preference for Apple users. The apk is yet to be published.