For those who have been in the jailbreak community for years, you should remember an extremely popular tweak called ColorKeyboard that created the theming opportunity on iOS keyboards and being a very good companion with WinterBoard icon and UI themes. With the arrival of iOS 8 that Apple opened up third-party keyboards for developers, getting a customizable keyboard no longer mandatory to get it done a jailbroken device.
Photokeys – Color Keyboard from Photos is a newly released iOS app that allows users to take and use a picture and derive a custom keyboard color theme with freedom to adjust colors of various parts of the keyboard theme to make it unique to users. It uses perfectly matched photo colors to adjust buttons, background and text. All you need to do is take a picture or import it from the library, adjust colors as you like, and your keyboard is set for use.
The keyboard app features the following functionalities:
- Use photo colors to adjust buttons, background and text
- Unlimited number of color combinations, each keyboard is truly unique
- Top 100 Emoji Emoticons are accessible right from the keyboard
- Quick color settings: tap to pick your color mood before taking a picture
- Take a shot or import a photo from your library
- Auto-correction and predictive input
- Change the way you use your keyboard in just a couple of taps
- Auto-correction and predictive input powered by Adaptxt
Photokeys’s algorithm selects matching colors in seconds. Users can mix and match colors as they like and adjust them with sliders, including keyboard background, text buttons and color, functional button background and text color.
Users can also choose colors according to their mood, using the preset color mood picker – bright, indifferent and dark moods. The number of color combinations is unlimited, making every keyboard truly unique.
Photokeys also provides quick access to top 100 emoji emoticons right from the keyboard. It works in any app and supports standard typing settings – Auto-correction and predictive input, Numeric top row, Auto-Capitalization, Caps Lock, Keyboard clicks, and more.
In the settings panel inside the app, you can change the language of your own. You can also toggle on and off the top number keyboard row, auto-capitalization, key pop-up, predictive input etc. It is quite robust and comparative to other third-party keyboards.