…Where coders work with artists to ‘redraw’ the keyboard!
OK, so we’re not so much about redrawing, as re-inventing your Android keyboard altogether. Our team got together a few years back, with T-Me Studios co-founders Matei Pavel and Laurentiu Victor Balasa at the helm, out of a bullish eagerness to shake things up in the Android ecosystem. Matei and Victor’s dream had always been to make mobile more personal, to diversify the Android stock looks a million times over, and give Android users as many tailoring options as possible. Some time in late 2016, after making a ton of custom skins – launcher, locker and keyboard themes – the time came for us to take the big, bold, inevitable step forward. And make our own third-party Android keyboard app, we did because we like putting the custom back in customer!
…Where the digital gets personal!
After putting Redraw Keyboard through all sorts of A/B testing with various segments of users who were already hooked on our previous personalization work (particularly, keyboard themes), we launched with a bang in early September 2016. Being as we’re all unapologetic millennials, we thought we’d set ourselves up for either a resounding success or a cringeworthy flop. So we came out with a headline-grabbing goal, to get 1 million installs in one month. Redraw Keyboard managed to lock that up in 3 weeks. And our user base only grew from there. The overwhelmingly positive response to our little app is due to a unique proposition (if we do say so ourselves ) – what if your keyboard allowed you to be more plugged-in, more efficient and more… you, all at the same time, all without ever having to go back and forth between it and other apps?
Here’s the secret sauce, in short: a thorough checklist featuring granular personalization (a baked-in theming studio with options to change backgrounds, fonts and even sounds, plus hundreds of ready-made themes, emojis and stickers) and a who’s who of productivity-enhancing features for the power users (Google Drive integration, gesture typing aka swipe-based typing, instant translation). Boom!
…as seen on tv!
Impressed yet? And we haven’t even gone into the gamification layer that keeps users glued to the Redraw Keyboard leaderboard! Luckily, there’s a BBC article that touches on it, here. Redraw Keyboard has also been reviewed by Android Headlines and Android Guys, as well as appearing on the AMC-syndicated show NewsWatch (take a look!).
Next up? Rest assured, we’ve no plans to go rest on our laurels! It’s still all hands on deck for Redraw Keyboard, as we brainstorm more ways to “hack” the default Android keyboard, both in terms of looks and functions. That will mean adding more of the artsy themes users fall in love with, as well as more integrations and functionalities, to make everyone’s life easier in this mobile-first day and age!
What experts say about us
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There are a lot of keyboard apps out there that include some or even all of these features like Redraw Keyboard. With so many features to choose from, you’ll be on your way to productivity heaven in no time."
As you can see, third-party keyboards are not strictly designed to make your 13-year-old niece happy with cutesy themes. While keyboard apps may not be the first thing on your mind when you’re looking for a new app, they can play a pretty important role in your day to day life. Whether you’re looking for a boost in productivity, or just want a little help typing more efficiently. A great example is Redraw Keyboard Emoji & Themes."
Pretty much everything about how this keyboard looks and operates can be changed and altered. It means that you get a smartphone keyboard that is fast, friendly, easy to use, and organized whilst looking just as you’d like it to look. The instant translation means that you can type and understand friends from all over the world, plus gesture typing makes typing super-quick."
Communicating through texts can be a bit difficult, what with not having any expressions to convey the ‘mood’ of what you’re writing.From new emojis being released every few months, to emoji keyboards, these fellows are everywhere these days and that makes it great."
“Anyone, even non-techies, can use the app to change the appearance of the typing interface. Its overall design is also smooth, eye-catching, and distinctively unique.”
“Redraw Keyboard is setting new standards. A standard fun Android keyboard that can both look top-notch and improve its users’ productivity.”
” My keyboard was totally geeked out and I was over the moon. My keyboard now worked great, looked great, and I was turning the heads of lots of my friends.”
“[The DIY customization of Redraw Keyboard] was a feature that I really enjoyed, as few other keyboard apps make it quite as simple as this one does.”
“The keyboard looks cool, lots of ways to personalize it however you like, and groups together many different services all into one.”
“The rewards translate into coins that can be used to access more tools, while a leaderboard pits users against each other and encourages competition. Since launch, the keyboard has already amassed more than 1.4 million users, with 300,000 of those using it every day.”
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