Apple bought startup - developer of keyboard for touch displays Dryft

    Apple once again swallowed the startup and did not inform anyone about it. Dryft's director of technology, Randy Marsden, on his LinkedIn profile changed his employer to Apple in September 2014, TechCrunch reports . Randy Marsden, co-founder of Dryft and Swype, is now responsible for on-screen keyboards at Apple.


    Since the release of iOS 8, Apple has allowed developers to create keyboards for the iPhone, for example, Swype and SwiftKey have taken advantage of this. Such applications appeared on Google Play earlier and became one of the most popular and cash types of applications, which gave Google some competitive advantage over Apple. After the advent of such applications on iOS 8, they also reached the top of the App Store ratings. This is very pleased with the developers.

    The Dryft keyboard appears on the display after the user places his fingers on it. At the same time, it adapts to the position and monitors the user's fingers, and does not remain unchanged, like ordinary on-screen keyboards. The amount of the transaction is not reported.

    There are rumors in the media about the iPad Pro tablet with a diagonal of 12.9 inches. Perhaps Apple plans to introduce Dryft technology into it.

    This is not the first startup that Apple has secretly been buying lately. In 2013, Apple bought a startup to analyze Acunu data.: The company's developments provide database analysis and are able to work with other tools and improve them - for example, the Cassandra database that Apple uses. Information about the deal appeared only due to the fact that former startup employees changed their employer on LinkedIn.

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