I was so excited about finally getting third party keyboards. This had been my biggest gripe about iOS (since multitasking). I find the iOS keyboard truly primitive, compared to the competition. Now we have third party keyboards, but it seems the ones I've seen are pale imitations of their Android counterparts. Take Swiftkey. It's my favorite on the Android side. It was the first app I downloaded after updating to iOS 8 and the first app on my new iPhone 6+. Unfortunately, Swiftkey for iOS just sucks compared to the Android version: 1. No voice input. 2. No numerical input on the main keyboard screen. 3. No secondary keys (long press) as in the Android version. 4. Very minimal customization. I am wondering if it's some sort of Apple UI restriction, rather than mere laziness on part of the third-party keyboard developers? In addition, Apple prevents the use of third party keyboards in many of its own apps, which makes for inconsistent user experience. BTW, I figured out that I can delete the stock iOS Keyboard by going to Edit and deleting it, so that it doesn't appear any longer at all. Overall, iOS 8 is a large step forward, but still lagging behind Android in some significant and frustrating ways.