Google Adds Haptic Feedback Support to ‎Gboard, its Keyboard App for iOS

Google has today released an update to Gboard — the Google keyboard app for iOS — that introduces haptic feedback support on iOS devices. Gboard Version 1.4 that is now available for download on the App Store comes along with an option to enable haptic feedback on iPhones, as long as you’ve got an iPhone 7 or newer device.

Feel your keys! You can now enable haptic feedback on key press by going to settings.

It’s weird to think that Apple’s own system keyboard doesn’t offer this feature, but I’ve been trying the option out for about 30 minutes now and I’m not sure if I like it that much. It sure is nice to have, but I don’t think I’ll get used to this, and that tiny space bar on Gboard is a major dealbreaker for me.


‎Pixelmator for iOS Adds Support for the New iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

The Pixelmator Team has just released version 2.4.4 of Pixelmator for iOS on the App Store. This release introduces support for the new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil in the app, including support for the double-tap gesture on the new Apple Pencil and Pixelmator will even remember your global settings for the double-tap wherever possible. I’m a little surprised that for an app so popular and often featured by Apple, it took them so long to add support for the new iOS devices.

Get Pixelmator for just $4.99 on the App Store.


‎Overcast 5.1 Adds Instant Search in its Latest Update

Version 5.1 of Overcast was released on the App Store last week with a new Instant Search feature. Talking about this feature, Marco Arment — the developer of the app, writes on his blog:

Instant Search is the next step in Overcast’s search evolution. It combines a small local cache with a highly optimized search service to give the most relevant results immediately as you type, even after only a single letter.

It’s a dramatic, delightful improvement to a critical, frequently used feature. This was a lot of fun to build, and I’m proud of it.

I’m starting to get into podcasts lately and have been exploring all the different podcast apps available today. Overcast is one of the few apps that managed to keep things simple and elegant, and I love this new addition to it.

Get Overcast for Free from the App Store →


‎TeeVee 3 for iPhone and iPad is Free for a Limited Time

TeeVee 3 — a popular TV show tracking app for iPhone and iPad is currently available for Free on the App Store for a limited time. I haven’t used the app in a while now since the app has been suffering from a few bugs in recent times, but the developer has released some bug fixes in the last couple of days that address some crashes and bugs.

Get TeeVee 3 for Free on the App Store →


A Look at How Popular iOS Apps Have Changed in 10 Years

Valia Havryliuk, writing on the ‘Flawless App Stories’ blog:

Just last year App Store celebrated its 10th birthday.
In 2008 it launched with 552 apps and some of them are still live inside your iPhones. Time has passed and design trends have changed dramatically.
#10yearchallenge is a good opportunity to see how fast the evolution is and notice changes in the oldest iOS apps.

Also see: How Websites Have Changed

P.S: We know we’ve been away for a while, but we’re back now. Our regular schedule follows in the coming days.


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