Some good news if you were hoping for a SwipeSelection keyboard in iOS8. I mentioned last week this wasn’t allowed with the 3rd party keyboard APIs. Looks like that changed in beta 3 and keyboards can move the cursor. Looks like a legit App Store SwipeSelection keyboard is coming.
One of the things many people were excited about with iOS was 3rd party keyboards. While I think this will lead to more innovation the fact is the iOS8 keyboard is pretty fantastic on its own. Far better than any of the the 3rd party keyboards I’ve played with on Android.
I have to confess that one of the few reasons I still jailbreak is for SwipeSelection, a nice little addition that gives you cursor control via swiping. At WWDC I was really excited that this feature could be part of an unjailbroke system. There’s a bit of sad news though. I Love Swift had a good post on writing a keyboard that had a nice summary of the limits of third party keyboards.
MacStories reviews Pythonista 1.5. Not happy about the silly app store rule which seems very misapplied but other than that it’s a winner. Oddly I run very few scripts on my iPad. I primarily use my iOS devices for consumption or for quick data I flesh out on my Mac.
According to MacRumors split screen multitasking wasn’t ready for WWDC but may still be coming in iOS8. Color me a bit skeptical but I suppose they could add it to the iPad keynote.