Kanvas Debuts An iOS Keyboard That Lets You Ship Adorned Pictures, Stickers And GIFs…Or Even Simply Textual content
Kanvas, a photograph-modifying app that lets customers add textual content, stickers, drawings and music to pictures in addition to sew collectively pictures, GIFs and movies, is now bringing its set of artistic instruments to a brand new software for iOS customers: Kanvas Keyboard. As you could guess by its identify, the brand new app is an iOS eight-suitable keyboard app that allows you to shortly add textual content to your photographs or coloured backgrounds, draw on photographs, ship GIFs and extra, all whereas texting by way of SMS or iMessage.
Primarily, Kanvas Keyboard provides a lot of the performance of the corporate’s flagship software, however now allows you to construct your creations extra simply as they’re only a faucet away from inside the iOS eight keyboard consumer interface.
At the moment, there are a selection of in style keyboard apps available on the market from full replacements of Apple’s inventory keyboard like Swype and SwiftKey, for instance, to these designed for sharing GIFs, like PopKey and Riffsy. Kanvas Keyboard competes extra instantly with the latter, because it’s meant to supply customers a special approach to talk past simply typing out textual content.
Its GIF part permits you to carry out searches for GIFs by key phrase, view GIFs by class, or you’ll be able to pull from just lately trending GIFs. You’ll be able to select from hundreds of animated GIFs out there, or you can also make your personal creation by drawing or writing in your photographs with a number of of Kanvas’s 7 totally different paintbrushes, quite a lot of fonts, and extra. Non-GIF stickers can be found as properly, however what’s actually useful is that Kanvas additionally gives a “regular” keyboard for typing out textual content. That’s truly been an issue with utilizing these newer GIF keyboards – when you might want to revert to a textual content-based mostly dialog, you typically have lots of switching round to do.
The keyboard app comes with a container app the place customers earn cash via keyboard utilization that lets them unlock further content material from various artists. And present Kanvas customers can use their cash from Kanvas to redeem packs on the keyboard and vice versa.
The Kanvas Keyboard app is a free obtain on iTunes.
Kanvas Labs additionally simply launched its flagship software on Android. In accordance with founder and CEO Vic Singh the primary Kanvas app right now has over 500,000 customers and is rising at one hundred,000 customers per 30 days.
The corporate, which grew out of a pivot from a photograph-sharing app referred to as Tracks, raised one other million in seed funding at first of the yr to maneuver ahead with its new firm.