Gboard isn't just a rumor any longer...it's alive!
There were rumors a few months back that Google was working on a new keyboard for iOS users and today that rumor became reality. Rajan Patel, a Principle Engineer, for the new software, stated, "iPhone users—this one’s for you."
The Gboard app lets you send information, GIFs, emojis and more, right from your keyboard. Before this, if you wanted to give someone information for an address as you were messaging them, you would have to close the app, open your browser, then search for the information, and then finally copy and paste it back into your message. With GBoard, all you need is integrated into the keyboard.
"You can search and send all kinds of things—restaurant info, flight times, news articles—right from your keyboard. Anything you’d search on Google, you can search with Gboard," says Patel.
Currently, it is only available for iOS. However, rumor has it that it should be coming to Android soon.
Unfortunately, it is not available in Canda yet, but for our US friends, you can get it now in the App Store.