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Pinterest scoops up the Fleksy team… for some reason

Fleksy is a powerful keyboard that the visually impaired love for its auto-correction accuracy, but now the team has been acquired by Pinterest. Why?
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June 15, 2016
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Fleksy is a mobile keyboard that made its name by using powerful error-correcting algorithms that run your gestures and taps through a language model fitted specifically to you. This lets the keyboard accurately interpret your texting even if your fingers are actually all over the place. Because it’s so powerful, the keyboard has become a go-to tool for the blind and visually impaired, who are able to communicate accurately through the use of muscle memory. Today Fleksy announced that they had been acquired… by Pinterest?

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Honestly, we’re kind of scratching our heads about this one. We’re not really very sure what the popular photo sharing platform wants with a team of language algorithm experts and keyboard developers. What’s further intriguing is that Pinterest has not purchased the rights to any of Fleksy’s technologies. They only procured the team.

Unfortunately, this isn’t great news for fans of the keyboard. Although the keyboard is going to stay on the Google Play Store, with the dev team gone you can kiss updates goodbye. If you want to give Fleksy a spin anyway, click the button below to give it a download. We’re curious to see what Pinterest has planned for these guys, so we’ll keep our ears to the ground and let you know what’s in the cards as soon as we find out. If you’re a Fleksy user, hit the comments and let us know what you think of this acquisition. If not, which keyboard are you currently rocking?