I use both iOS and Android devices. I've been using third party keyboards on Android for a couple of years now. SwiftKey is one of the keyboard I used on Android. When iOS 8 announced that they were allowing third party keyboards and that SwiftKey announced they will have an iOS version out, I was really excited. Tonight I installed iOS 8 on my iPad Mini and SwiftKey. Boy was I disappointed. SwiftKey for iOS is a shadow of what it is on Android. I was looking forward to a number of features that wasn't present on iOS. First, I use an iPad Mini, so I want a keyboard layout that is split in the middle like what you can do with the standard iOS keyboard. The Android version has it, but not the iOS version. That pretty much sealed its fate for me. The non-split layout is not comfortable for me to type on an iPad Mini. Other features that I have grown accustomed to on Android wasn't there in the iOS version either. On Android the keyboard shows symbols and numbers on the letter keys. If you long tap on the key, you get the symbol or number. The iOS version doesn't have it. Gesture typing (such as the Swype keyboard) where you drag your finger over the keys to type is also not on the iOS version. The one feature that did make it to the iOS version is the cloud storage feature. It seemed to sync with my Android keyboard, so it knows my typing style and doesn't have to start from scratch to learn how I type. This feature is just not enough for me to keep using it because I simply cannot type on my iPad Mini without a split layout. I do have an iPhone 5S, but it is for work only. My work has not given me the go ahead to install iOS 8 due to some compatibility issues. When I get the go ahead to install iOS 8, I will give it a try. I think with the small iPhone 5S, I won't need the split layout. I normally type in landscape on my iPhone. Perhaps my expectations was too high for a first version of a keyboard on iOS. The Android version of SwiftKey and other keyboards has set a high standard that the iOS version of SwiftKey failed to meet by a large margin. I truly hope that this version is just a stripped down version just so they can make it available on day 1 of the release. Perhaps future versions will have those features I have grown accustomed to on my Android phone. Even compared to the regular iOS keyboard, SwiftKey just doesn't cut it. I can't help but think that iOS users who have never used Android third party keyboards will also feel disappointed and think that third party keyboards are a crappy feature. I haven't tried any other third party keyboards. If what is among the best Android keyboards disappoint me so much on iOS, I have no confidence that any other iOS third party keyboard available on day 1 is going to impress me. If there is a keyboard that has a split layout for the iPad Mini and long press for symbol/number keys, please let me know what it is. I may check it out.