Today’s update marks an important milestone for Ginger, with the long-awaited introduction of our Smart Bar to the world.
With its release, Ginger Keyboard is now the only keyboard that lets you not only launch, but also use other apps directly from the keyboard. Download it here!
Other new features included in this update are Emoji Art and Animated GIFs so that you can express yourself visually when you can’t find the right words.
The possibilities made available with the release of Smart Bar really get us excited; here at Ginger, we’re focused on building products that help you save time when using your mobile device. Now, for the first time ever, you’ll be able to take notes, set up events, send an email, start a chat (basically any action another app can offer) without leaving your keyboard.
The name Smart Bar isn’t just a snappy way to call our feature either; we built it after figuring out that people often quickly rotate between Ginger Keyboard and other apps. We figured out that we could save you guys a lot of time if we gave you the option to use the apps you want without having to go back and forth between them and our keyboard. Down the road we plan on integrating our patented text analysis technology into the Smart Bar so that it can understand which app you want to use before you realize it yourself. Other plans include finalizing deals with popular 3rd party app developers for tighter integration into Smart Bar.
We’ve also been listening to your requests… and have delivered big time with the release of fun communicating features like Emoji Art and Animated GIFs. To access them, just tap the emoji and then scroll through the new icons to see all cool new ways you can express yourself.
Please feel free to check out our new Help Center for more info on functionality. We’re always happy to hear your feedback in our Community – while you’re there, please feel free to join our Beta community to get Ginger goodies before everyone else.