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Gboard by Google

Google Search, GIFs, emojis & more—right from your keyboard

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Bri Connelly@bricon5 · product @ Google
Hey PH, Bri from the Gboard team here. Gboard is a new iOS keyboard from Google that lets you search and send search results, GIFs, emojis and more, right from your keyboard. We also added Glide Typing (aka gesture typing) so you can type even faster. Check it out at goo.gl/gboard. It’s US only for now, but we have a global update coming shortly. A couple of pro tips: - We have emoji autocorrect. Try typing “pizza”. - You can move the cursor by dragging your finger across the space bar. - When you tap a search result card the text is added to your message, but you can send an image of the card by pasting into the messaging space. - We’re trying out this new predictive search feature. Try texting a friend, “want to get a drink tonight” to see it in action. 🙏 We’d love get some feedback and I’m happy to answer questions!
Jordy van Gent@jordyvangent · Performance + Growth Marketing
@bricon5 Look great! Can't wait to have it in The Netherlands.
Bri Connelly@bricon5 · product @ Google
@jordyvangent Glad to hear it. More languages/countries are coming soon!
Yashendra Shukla@yashendra2797 · Twitch Streamer
@bricon5 @jordyvangent Would love an option for metric/celsius 😊 Keyboard is nearly perfect otherwise!
Bri Connelly@bricon5 · product @ Google
@yashendra2797 @jordyvangent It's coming with our multi lingual release!
Yashendra Shukla@yashendra2797 · Twitch Streamer
@bricon5 @jordyvangent Sweet!
Stephen D. Vujevich@dejavujevich · Social Media Acct. Exec., Gregory FCA
@bricon5 Bri, tell the team that I just ran around my office showing it to everyone and they love it! GREAT WORK! :)
Will Monk@willmonk
@bricon5 When might UK support come?
Harrison Weber@harrisonweber · Executive Editor, VentureBeat
@bricon5 What do you think of Slash (http://tapslash.com/)? It's very similar to Google's app.
Taylor Barnett@taylor_atx · Community Engineer, Keen IO
@bricon5 Proud of you girl! 🙌💖💪
Alan Garrec@alangarrec · CoworkerCoffee.com, Montréal
@bricon5 haha "emoji autocorrect"!!! Bet Kanye's wishing he patented his idea now 😉
Tom Flemming@tflemming
@bricon5 do you have any details on privacy and the type of information that's shared, location, cookies, &c. ?
Bri Connelly@bricon5 · product @ Google
@tomflemming To quote our app store page: What Gboard sends to Google: • When you do a search, Gboard sends your query to Google’s web servers so Google can process your query and send you search results. • Gboard also sends anonymous statistics to Google to help us diagnose problems when the app crashes and to let us know which features are used most often. What Gboard doesn’t send to Google: • Everything else. Gboard will remember words you type to help you with spelling or to predict searches you might be interested in, but this data is stored only on your device. This data is not accessible by Google or by any apps other than Gboard.
Bri Connelly@bricon5 · product @ Google
@willmonk As soon as we can get it out the door!
Magnus Burton@magnusburton · www.magnusburton.com
@bricon5 when will it be available in Sweden? :(
Bilal Budhani@bilalbudhani · https://bilalbudhani.me
@bricon5 This looks great. Can't wait to get my hands on it when it will be available in India.
Damir Dulic@ddulic92 · DevOps Engineer @ ICBTech
@bricon5 I know I am not the first nor the last. But... ANDROID.... Please EDIT: Dec 2016 - YAY :))
John Mrcd@johnmrcd · Software Developer at DiscoverTec
@bricon5 Great! Looks cool - I had a good first impression.
Ben Waardenburg@benwubbleyou · Graphic designer
@bricon5 any idea when it comes out in Canada?
Paul Arterburn@parterburn · Director of Engineering at Unreasonable
@bricon5 Thanks for these tips! I also stumbled across if you've setup Text Suggestions they'll show up in the predictive box (so ignore my emailed suggestion on this). But, for some reason I have "@!" as a keyword setup for my email address and it's not picking it up. Slight bug (maybe?): if GBoard is the only keyboard you have in your iOS settings (i.e. you've removed the built-in keyboard), the non-functioning globe icon still appears on the keyboard.
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orliesaurus@orliesaurus · Lasers handler
A hundred startups crying themselves to sleep tonight!
Jason L. Baptiste@jasonlbaptiste · Founder, Studio
@orliesaurus Just like youtube cried itself to sleep with video, twitter did with buzz, spotify did with music, and the list goes on. The "what if Google does it" question is over-rated.
Blake Robbins@blakeir · VC at Ludlow Ventures
@jasonlbaptiste @orliesaurus It's especially over-rated when others have had a year or two head-start.
Olivier Plante@oplante · CEO, Thingthing Keyboard @thingthingapp
@blakeir @jasonlbaptiste @orliesaurus yeah if Google would do everything, then I stay in bed all day but it's not the case! We're building our product and here to stay!
orliesaurus@orliesaurus · Lasers handler
@oplante @blakeir @jasonlbaptiste That's the spirit keyboard-apps warriors! don't let google eat your dreams!
Olivier Plante@oplante · CEO, Thingthing Keyboard @thingthingapp
@orliesaurus @blakeir @jasonlbaptiste you rock!
Johnny Hill@thejohnnyhill
@orliesaurus That's not necessarily a bad thing. It should only drive those startups to make better products. I know I personally have tried at least 3 other gif keyboards now, and haven't been able to use a single one of them as a functional keyboard. On first try, this one seems just as good (if not better) than the native keyboard.
orliesaurus@orliesaurus · Lasers handler
@thejohnnyhill same tbh, i tried for a week different ones that I wont mention because I am nice! ...but freezes, crashes and not having the swipe functionality made me uninstall .. I hope this motivates more fellow product makers to step their game up - and start replying to feedback tweets/emails too ;)
Cem Kozinoglu@cemkozinoglu · CEO/Founder @SlashKeyboard
@orliesaurus who is sleeping? 😉 wait few weeks and see what we are about to come up with. Google did an awesome job, we just have to do better or go home, rules of the game.
Johnny Hill@thejohnnyhill
@cemkozinoglu @orliesaurus while you're here, I will say that Slash is definitely one of the better keyboards out right now. I love just how many services it brings into one keyboard, it's pretty brilliant. The thing that killed it for me was the autocorrect—unlike the native iOS keyboard, Slash was trying to correct all my made-up words that iOS natively recognizes as mine, or even (incorrectly) corrected more obscure words to more obvious words. If that could be improved upon, Slash would definitely be usable for me.
Cem Kozinoglu@cemkozinoglu · CEO/Founder @SlashKeyboard
@thejohnnyhill @orliesaurus I agree and we are working right and left to fix that, also adding contextual suggestions in our next release to your Connected services ;) Imagine Spotify, or Dropbox, Instagram or Google Drive files are now a part of your search? Really close dropping this new version. In terms of number of services, this release will finally come up with our Platform with some partnerships we have been working on (Hint @giphy + more). Lets see how you will like this one.
Johnny Hill@thejohnnyhill
@cemkozinoglu Fair enough, sounds like there's some good stuff in the works! I'll be sure to give it another shot when it gets updated!
orliesaurus@orliesaurus · Lasers handler
@cemkozinoglu and @oplante u guys should work close one to another :)
Jay Hack@_jayhack_ · Student
@orliesaurus @oplante @blakeir @jasonlbaptiste those brave, brave founders making apps for sharing gifs via keyboards.
Olivier Plante@oplante · CEO, Thingthing Keyboard @thingthingapp
@orliesaurus or not ;)
orliesaurus@orliesaurus · Lasers handler
@oplante haha c etait une bonne blague... just a prank bro
Özgür Celebi@tristancelebi · iOS Developer
@orliesaurus Yeah your right! Gboard is the keyboard to rule them all ;)
Olivier Plante@oplante · CEO, Thingthing Keyboard @thingthingapp
@orliesaurus clair hehe ;)
Ryan Abrams@ryabrams · Founder, ABR Media Group
@blakeir @jasonlbaptiste @orliesaurus Head starts are overrated when talking about a startup going up against the Big G and their engineering team, budget and distribution capabilities.
Jackie Luo@jackiehluo · Engineer, Nylas
@cemkozinoglu 👏
Daniel Klose@kloseline · Former HW Project Manager - Now Coffee
@jasonlbaptiste a startup based on a keyboard is overrated...
Bri Connelly
Maker
@bricon5 · product @ Google
Hey PH, Bri from the Gboard team here. Gboard is a new iOS keyboard from Google that lets you search and send search results, GIFs, emojis and more, right from your keyboard. We also added Glide Typing (aka gesture typing) so you can type even faster. Check it out at goo.gl/gboard. It’s US only for now, but we have a global update coming shortly. A couple of pro tips: - We have emoji autocorrect. Try typing “pizza”. - You can move the cursor by dragging your finger across the space bar. - When you tap a search result card the text is added to your message, but you can send an image of the card by pasting into the messaging space. - We’re trying out this new predictive search feature. Try texting a friend, “want to get a drink tonight” to see it in action. 🙏 We’d love get some feedback and I’m happy to answer questions!
Jordy van Gent@jordyvangent · Performance + Growth Marketing
@bricon5 Look great! Can't wait to have it in The Netherlands.
Bri Connelly
Maker
@bricon5 · product @ Google
@jordyvangent Glad to hear it. More languages/countries are coming soon!
Yashendra Shukla@yashendra2797 · Twitch Streamer
@bricon5 @jordyvangent Would love an option for metric/celsius 😊 Keyboard is nearly perfect otherwise!
Bri Connelly
Maker
@bricon5 · product @ Google
@yashendra2797 @jordyvangent It's coming with our multi lingual release!
Yashendra Shukla@yashendra2797 · Twitch Streamer
@bricon5 @jordyvangent Sweet!
Stephen D. Vujevich@dejavujevich · Social Media Acct. Exec., Gregory FCA
@bricon5 Bri, tell the team that I just ran around my office showing it to everyone and they love it! GREAT WORK! :)
Will Monk@willmonk
@bricon5 When might UK support come?
Harrison Weber@harrisonweber · Executive Editor, VentureBeat
@bricon5 What do you think of Slash (http://tapslash.com/)? It's very similar to Google's app.
Taylor Barnett@taylor_atx · Community Engineer, Keen IO
@bricon5 Proud of you girl! 🙌💖💪
Alan Garrec@alangarrec · CoworkerCoffee.com, Montréal
@bricon5 haha "emoji autocorrect"!!! Bet Kanye's wishing he patented his idea now 😉
Tom Flemming@tflemming
@bricon5 do you have any details on privacy and the type of information that's shared, location, cookies, &c. ?
Bri Connelly
Maker
@bricon5 · product @ Google
@tomflemming To quote our app store page: What Gboard sends to Google: • When you do a search, Gboard sends your query to Google’s web servers so Google can process your query and send you search results. • Gboard also sends anonymous statistics to Google to help us diagnose problems when the app crashes and to let us know which features are used most often. What Gboard doesn’t send to Google: • Everything else. Gboard will remember words you type to help you with spelling or to predict searches you might be interested in, but this data is stored only on your device. This data is not accessible by Google or by any apps other than Gboard.
Bri Connelly
Maker
@bricon5 · product @ Google
@willmonk As soon as we can get it out the door!
Magnus Burton@magnusburton · www.magnusburton.com
@bricon5 when will it be available in Sweden? :(
Bilal Budhani@bilalbudhani · https://bilalbudhani.me
@bricon5 This looks great. Can't wait to get my hands on it when it will be available in India.
Damir Dulic@ddulic92 · DevOps Engineer @ ICBTech
@bricon5 I know I am not the first nor the last. But... ANDROID.... Please EDIT: Dec 2016 - YAY :))
John Mrcd@johnmrcd · Software Developer at DiscoverTec
@bricon5 Great! Looks cool - I had a good first impression.
Ben Waardenburg@benwubbleyou · Graphic designer
@bricon5 any idea when it comes out in Canada?
Paul Arterburn@parterburn · Director of Engineering at Unreasonable
@bricon5 Thanks for these tips! I also stumbled across if you've setup Text Suggestions they'll show up in the predictive box (so ignore my emailed suggestion on this). But, for some reason I have "@!" as a keyword setup for my email address and it's not picking it up. Slight bug (maybe?): if GBoard is the only keyboard you have in your iOS settings (i.e. you've removed the built-in keyboard), the non-functioning globe icon still appears on the keyboard.
Chad Whitaker@chadwhitaker · Design at Product Hunt
Google knows what's up... (emoji search)
Allan Zhang@daspianist · Echelon Creative
@chadwhitaker This is groundbreaking technology.
Juan Buis@juanbuis · internet words
Can we have a icon like the pre-release one for US only products?
Sam Legge@d0b0 · Product Manager, Thalmic Labs
@juanbuis would be a great feature - tired of trying to find out if products are available north of the border or not.
Andy Kinsella@deleted-204006 · Google
Is it cool to upvote my OWN thing? Super happy with this.